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Articles from the January 1, 2022 edition

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This vintage 1941 Stinson-Stratton L-1F Vigilant WWII-era observation plane was one of the featured aircraft during a mid-November 2021 EAA Chapter 1638 field trip of C&P Aviation's facilities at the...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

EAA Chapter 1638 Members Tour C&P Aviation

Forest Lake-based EAA Chapter 1638 participated in a special event hosted by C&P Aviation's Pat Harker on Nov. 10, 2021. Almost 40 chapter members toured the company's hangar at Anoka County-Blaine...

 

Airport Conversations Can Create Productive Dialogue

Happy New Year from the Minnesota Pilots Association! It is customary to make some New Year’s resolutions and while it may be helpful to do so we often forget exactly what those resolutions were! Fo...

 

Airports Of The Month – Carlton County

Carlton County is a great place no matter what you like. There's plenty of public land for outdoor recreation including the spectacular Jay Cook State Park. Less strenuous recreation is available at...

 

Bemidji-Based AirCorps Aviation Joins GAMA

General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has announced the addition of Bemidji-based AirCorps Aviation as a member. AirCorps Aviation was founded in 2011 as a Warbird restoration shop. The...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    January 1, 2022

Aviation Collectables Retailer Forges Unique Niche

Donnie Gardner is expanding the world of aviation retail one market niche at a time. He credits his dad for providing the creative spark behind DGPilot Aviation Collectibles & More, located in...

 

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Inductee Profile

Each year, the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame (MAHOF) inductee selection committee meets in June to review nomination submissions and to select the following year's inductees. Selection includes...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Tree of Hope Completes Its Annual Mission

The 2021 Tree of Hope holiday toy collection event faced continued challenges prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but an ongoing public health crisis didn't stop the non-profit organization from...

 

Flying With Contact Lenses

Every time you fill out your MedXpress form for a flight physical, you’ll find Question 17b. “Do You Ever Use Near Vision Contact Lenses While Flying?” Most folks get the question wrong. It’s not surprising since if you are not an eye doctor,...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    January 1, 2022

Aircraft Museums and Collections of Minnesota

Editor's Note: This new Minnesota Flyer series memorializes the state's current or past aviation museums and collections. For some of the long-gone museums and collections, it should be a nostalgia...

 
 By Jason Jensen    Faast    January 1, 2022

Under Pressure: Don't Forget Tire Maintenance

One of the simplest tasks in aviation can also be one of the most overlooked…tire care. Our tires spend most of their time not turning, whether sitting on the ground or flying in the air. One would assume that they should require very little...

 

November Mystery Airplane Contest

Military aviation began before WWI with an emphasis on observation of the enemy. A large number of "two-seaters" emerged during the Great War to be the eyes of the army. Post war, the United States...

 

IADA Accepts Elliott Aviation As Partner

Elliott Aviation has been verified and accepted as a new products and services member by the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA). "The IADA Board of Directors welcomes Elliott Aviation,...

 

Longtime Forest Lake EAA Chapter Member Dies

Ray Anderson, longtime Forest Lake EAA Chapter 1638 member, died Nov. 21, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 82 years old. Anderson was the owner of General Repair Service in Vadnais...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    January 1, 2022

Renovation Project Features Unique Approach By Aircraft Owner

Ken Snyder kept a simple mantra in mind throughout the course of his Le Sueur Municipal Airport hangar renovation project. "My whole goal was keeping costs in check," he said. "It wasn't hard, even th...

 

Preparation Is Key Before Ordering A Hangar Door

When you decide it's time for you to build a new hangar or replace doors on your current hangar there are steps to take to make this process go smoothly and cost efficient as possible. Contractors,...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    January 1, 2022

Family Company Keeps Hangar Tenants Happy

Osseo-based Wiley Properties has consistently renovated its Crystal Airport hangars to keep pace with market changes in general aviation. Wiley Properties got its start in 1954 with Hap Wiley, who...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    January 1, 2022

Hangar Door Repair Remains A Family Affair

Merle Marshall's attention to detail served him well during his 33-year career as a Teamster. After retiring in 2017 as a Metropolitan Airports Commission senior maintenance worker, it wasn't long...

 

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