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Articles from the February 1, 2022 edition

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 By Tim Hennagir    Cover    February 1, 2022

Cover February 2022

This Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXc from the Dakota Territory Air Museum visited AirExpo 2021 before heading over to EAA's AirVenture Oshkosh. See "Aircraft Museums and Collections of Minnesota" in this...

 

Longtime Lake Elmo EAA Chapter Member Dies

EAA Chapter 54 member Dennis Hoffman passed away Nov. 1, 2021. Hoffman, age 75, of Stillwater, was a longtime member of Chapter 54 who flew many Young Eagle flights with the chapter in his lovingly...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Minnesota Flyer Community Annoucements

Please check with contacts in this column to see if dates have been cancelled or changed. Send your event information to editor@mnflyer.com. We will publish as we have space available. March 5:...

 

Preflight Planning Is Crucial To Successful Events

As we hunker down during these cold months a few of us will don our BVD's and head out into the snow to ski plane fly, enjoying the beauty of our snow covered landscape. Others will hunker down into...

 
 By Tom Lymburn    News    February 1, 2022

Confessions Of An Airshow Announcer – The Berlin Candy Bomber

"Of all the famous people you've interviewed in your three decades of airshow announcing, who was your favorite?" She was a serious high school senior working on a paper about World War II flyers....

 

Airport Of The Month – Two Harbors

There are two Two Harbors. One is an unincorporated village on Catalina Island, the other is a major city on the north shore of Lake Superior. Catalina Island is an enclave of the rich, famous and tho...

 
 By Jim Hanson    News    February 1, 2022

Porterfield Collegiate Offers Unique Flight Experience

Regular readers may recall my quest to fly as many unique aircraft types as possible. Enroute to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh last year, I was able to add another to my list-the Porterfield. A friend, Bob L...

 

Up Where the Air is Thin: Hypoxia

Oxygen is the elixir of life. Our body’s cells need it to metabolize. Without enough of it we die. It just so happens that as we ascend in the atmosphere that’s exactly what happens—we get less and less of this vital gas and we suffer from low...

 
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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 Tom Lymburn    News    February 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 Jim Zurales    Faast    February 1, 2022

Don't Bounce On Porpoise!

Inappropriate bounced landing responses can lead to spectacular (and pricey) landings! You must avoid stalling and avoid a porpoise. (No, Flipper is not on the runway!) First, if you bounce EXCESSIVELY or you’re just not comfortable, execute an...

 

December Mystery Airplane

During WW II, the Red Air Force realized the importance of having dual-control fighter trainers. Thus, production versions of the Polikarpov I-16UTI, Lavochkin La-5UTI and La-7UTI, and the Yakovlev...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    February 1, 2022

Kruse Aviation Interior Projects Include Cessna 180s

Kruse Aviation has been an FBO fixture at Princeton Municipal Airport (KPNM) since 2001. Owner Duane Kruse reports he's busy with interior projects. "We have three airplanes in the hangar right now,"...

 

Premier Jet Center Takes Boutique Approach To Interiors

Most aircraft interior design customers have an idea of what they want to achieve. Premier Jet Center provides boutique service and helps steer clients in a direction that works well together....

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    February 1, 2022

Piper Cherokee Shapes Aviation Experience

A beautifully transformed Piper Cherokee Six-300 continues to shape aviation memories for Trent Palm, his wife, Cynthia and the couple's five children. When the time came for a restoration, Hannah,...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

ICEPORT Provides The Perfect Cabin Fever Cure

Mille Lacs Lake's annual ICEPORT fly-in is the perfect cure for aviation cabin fever. Organizer Mark Priglmeier plans the gathering with an additional goal in mind. "It's all about getting people...

 

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