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Articles from the February 1, 2015 edition

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Airport of the Month: Canby

In Canby, they breed wrestlers and aviators. Sometimes both talents end up in the same person. Since 1976 the Canby High School Lancers have won 8 state titles in wrestling. Matt Wagner was on the...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    February 1, 2015

Academy College - Covering all the bases

Airlines are hiring! These are welcome words for students of aviation at Academy College in Bloomington and it shows. Academy College has seen an incredible spike in pilot candidate and other...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    February 1, 2015

Coordinator Kate Watson integrates classrooms into cockpits

"Kids love airplanes and astronauts and dinosaurs," said Kate Watson, Curriculum Integration Coordinator at University Avenue Aerospace Children's Engineering and Science, Anoka Hennepin School Distri...

 

Mystery Airplane: February 2015

This month's winner Dave Gunderson of Mora wrote, "This little beauty is a Hannaford Bee-model D-1, completed in 1981 by homebuilder John Bright." Joe Connell of Stewartville wasn't fooled either, "I...

 
 By Melissa Aho    News    February 1, 2015

Tweeting at NASA

Melissa Aho @melissaaho Did you know that the first "A" in NASA stands for Aeronautics? While most people associate NASA with space exploration, aviation (including General Aviation) is still...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    February 1, 2015

Stars of the North volunteer at Feed My Starving Children

Stars of the North, the Minnesota chapter of Women in Aviation joined several other groups in Chanhassen one evening in January to pack 42 boxes of food, that will find their way to Haiti with the non...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    February 1, 2015

Aviation oppoftunities presented at high school Career Day

In dual roles as a pilot of an CRJ 900 passenger aircraft, and as a Simulator Flight Instructor, both for Endeavor Air, Captain Lukas Eaton made a presentation to students at Chisago Lakes High...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    February 1, 2015

Minnesota native, AOPA's Mark Baker, awarded Living Legend award

FREDERICK, MD – Mark Baker, president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), was awarded the ‘Harrison Ford Legacy in Aviation Award’ Friday during the 12th annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards celebration in Beverly Hills....

 

Aeromedical Forum: February 2015

Back in last June, we talked about new training options for learning about hypoxia and your own specific response to low blood oxygen. As an alternative to an extended cross-country flight to an...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    February 1, 2015

Ten most important state aviation pioneers

This is the fourth in a series of thumbnails of the ten most important Minnesota aviation pioneers, from the files of the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame. It would be hard to discover on a more...

 

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