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January 2020 Cover

Celebrating 60 years of publication with a photo of Minnesota Flyer Founder Sherm Booen and a list of editors from over the years who have helped to keep the Minnesota Flyer "flying" each...

 

Mn Pilots Hangar Flying

We are just coming off of a good year in 2019, looking forward to an even better year in 2020! One of the things I like most about the Holiday Season that we just experienced is the “Spirit of...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    January 1, 2020 

Continuing the legacy-Part one

Noel Allard shared this excerpt from his "Sherm Booen" files. He promises "more to come." Sherm Booen spent late 1943 and 1944 in Foggia and other US Air Corps bases in Italy. He served as a civilian...

 
 By Macklin Caruso    News    January 1, 2020 

Maxwell Aircraft Service:

For 73 years, Maxwell Aircraft Service has been the premiere aircraft service shop of the Upper Midwest. Maxwell Aircraft Service – which is based out of Crystal – specializes in aircraft...

 
 By Macklin Caruso    News    January 1, 2020 

From the Editor 2020

My name is Macklin Caruso and I will be taking the reins as the new editor at Minnesota Flyer. It is a real honor to work for such a historic Minnesota publication with longstanding ties to the...

 
 By Tom Lymburn    News    January 1, 2020 

Confessions of an Airshow Announcer...

Continuing an ongoing series by Tom Lymburn. Some aircraft look right in the air. Nothing compares to the graceful elliptical wing of R.J. Mitchell's classic Merlin engine Spitfire, Kelly Johnson's...

 
 By Brandon Montanye    News    January 1, 2020 

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame 2020 Inductee:

Harold H. Brown was born in Minneapolis a graduate of Minneapolis North High School, he took his first airplane ride at Wold-Chamberlain Field in 1941 and soloed at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama...

 
 By Macklin Caruso    News    January 1, 2020 

Pilot Gary Black's four-day journey with veterans and a Rocky Mountain wilderness

Four days rafting down the Green River – a tributary of the Colorado River – in the heart of the rugged Rocky Mountain wilderness. Tim Valentine – an international business person, pastor and...

 

Aeromedical Forum

It's winter flying season! Some of the best conditions imaginable can be had on a clear crisp winter morning in Minnesota. You ease the throttle forward and suddenly your C172 feels like a P52...

 

Airport of the Month

Charles Hallock was an author and publisher from New York City. He studied at Amherst and Yale, then edited the New Haven Register. Around the time of the American Civil War he owned the New York...

 
 By Macklin Caruso    News    January 1, 2020 

Tree of Hope continues to deliver joy in its 30th year

Planes flew in from across the state to deliver toys to the 30th annual Tree of Hope toy drive on Dec. 7. In Hangar 2 of the St. Cloud Regional Airport – the first time the event has ever been held...

 

The Mystery Airplane Contest

The original Mong Sport flew on May 1, 1953, the creation of Ralph Mong, Jr. Designed around a 65 hp Continental A65, it soon became a popular plans-built airplane, with a maximum speed of 115 mph and...

 
 By George Felix    Faast    January 1, 2020 

FAAST

Hopefully you've learned that setting personal minimums in aviation is a must. In other words, at what maximum crosswind have you demonstrated proficiency in landing? Or what is the lowest ceiling you...

 
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