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Articles from the February 1, 2017 edition

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 By C.M. Swanson    News    February 1, 2017

Aircraft owner paradise = Longville Municipal Airport

In a day and age where some rural airports struggle to keep the doors open, Longville, Minnesota, with a population of just 156, has a municipal airport that thrives. Longville Municipal Airport was e... Full story

 By Staff    Events   

Upcoming Events

Check this column each month to see that dates have not been canceled or changed. Send notices of events at least six weeks in advance of publication to the Minnesota Flyer, P.O. Box 750. Sandstone. MN 55072-0750 or email mnflyer@cpinternet.com or... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    February 1, 2017

EAA Chapter 237's Super Saturdays

C.M. Swanson Controlled excitement just oozes out of EAA Chapter 237 members, based at Anoka County Blaine Airport. Reasons are many and varied. For some, it's Super Saturdays. The second Saturday of... Full story


FAA third class medical reform ruling goes into effect

Third Class Medical Reform has had an intense, long journey from its introduction to Congress in 2011 to its final passage and signing into law in 2016. Introduced as the Pilot’s Bill of Rights by Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), the bill was su... Full story


Cirrus Aircraft launches G6

Duluth In January Cirrus Aircraft announced the launch of the all new 2017 G6 – the smartest, safest and most advanced models ever of the best-selling SR22T, SR22 and SR20 piston airplanes. The... Full story

 By MAHOF    News    February 1, 2017


The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame will proudly hold its 28th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota on April 22, 2017. The awards ceremony will be emceed by popular radio personality, Al... Full story


Blaine Airport Promotions Group transforms

When passion and drive give birth to an idea, it rarely dies. It does, however, transform. Such is the case with the Blaine Airport Promotions Group (BAPG), beginning in 2010 out of the minds (and... Full story

 By Brad Heck    News    February 1, 2017

FAAST Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team

Recently I hitched a ride to Rochester International from Stanton Airfield to retrieve an aircraft. When my ride arrived, we watched his landing and commented that his white strobe lights weren't on.... Full story


#322-The Zenith CH 750

The airplane is owned and was built by Jim and Kirk Hiner, of Kenyon, Minnesota. See the sidebar about the Hiners-it is an inspiring story about a father-son relationship-and their shared love of... Full story


Airport of the Month

A Roman Legion consisted of about 5,000 disciplined and well trained soldiers. Two thousand years ago there were 30 legions in the Roman army, and they usually won their battles. Then, the Romans ran... Full story


The Mystery Airplane

The Swiss firm Pilatus has designed and manufactured military training aircraft since the Argus engined P-2 of 1945. The 1953 P-3, with a Lycoming O-435, was developed into the PT6A powered PC-7,... Full story


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