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Articles from the January 1, 2017 edition

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 By C.M. Swanson    News    January 1, 2017

Heartwarming experience helps Santa avoid deep freeze

It is not surprising to hear Santa Claus worked overtime during this season of gift giving, joy sharing, and celebrating the birth of baby Jesus. Flying about in his Super Cub, even before Christmas... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    January 1, 2017

DroneTECH leader in UAS systems education

It's more important than pride to which the Northland Aerospace program at Northland Community & Technical College (NCTC) in Thief River Falls, Minnesota may righteously lay claim. It's about...  Website

 By Tom Foster    News    January 1, 2017

Hercules on skis

School days in the 1950s were sometimes punctuated by "Air Raid Drills". The Cold War was on. The Soviet Union had built a nuclear bomb. It was probably false hope, but we practiced taking shelter in... Full story


Tree of Hope 2016 overwhelming success

Tree of Hope Once again the Tree of Hope toy collection was held on the first Saturday of December at Maple Lake Airport. The aviation community came through to help support children and their... Full story


Supporting four-year-old's dream to fly

Since attending his first air show at two-and-a-half years old, our grandson Cash has been fascinated with airplanes and flying. To satisfy his curiosity, and possibly plant the seed for a lifetime... Full story


#324 - The Super Ximango motor glider

The takeoff was "taildragger standard"-by the time the power was fully in, the tail wanted to come up. Even with a 9 knot 45 degree crosswind, the Ximango tracked the centerline dueto its 9' wide... Full story


Airport of the Month

In 1948 the Church of Christ in Tracy got a new pastor. About the same time the city opened its new municipal airport. These events are related, how? Pastor Homer Dobson was also a pilot. For 53 years... Full story


The Mystery Airplane

Designed as a basic trainer with light attack capabilities, the S. 211 first flew on 10 April 1981. Powered by a 2,500 pound thrust P&W of Canada turbofan, it has a maximum speed of 414 mph and a... Full story


FAAST Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team

Heather McNevin, CFI, Air Traffic Controller, NAFI Master Aviation Educator Have you ever landed at the wrong airport? Don’t worry, you are not alone. You may think this an impossible mistake given today’s technology but I assure you, people do... Full story



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