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Articles from the March 1, 2022 edition

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This 1960 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Mk. 1 Beaver registered to Oban Holdings of Deephaven, Minnesota, participated in the Seventh Annual TrickAir Ski Plane Fly-In Feb. 12 at the Jackson Seaplane Base...

 
 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. For a full...

 

Education Is Key Mission Of Minnesota Pilots Association

Remember back in the days of your youth when you were trying to figure out how you were going to afford tuition for your trade school training, or for your post-high school education? I’m sure you...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    March 1, 2022

Wings Insurance Selected As Cirrus Official Broker

Cirrus Aircraft has selected Eden-Prairie based Wings Insurance as its dedicated insurance broker to provide modern aviation insurance options for customers. "We are thrilled to enter into this new pa...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Minnesota 99s Host 'Pinch Hitter' Flyer Course

The Minnesota Chapter of the 99s Organization for Women Pilots hosted a "Pinch Hitter" Companion Flyer Course at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport on Feb. 19. Written by CFII Cheryl Ann Daml, the...

 

Airport Of The Month – Winsted

When runways were invented, they were mostly grass, at least in Minnesota. A strip of land was graded and rolled until it was fairly smooth and flat, then grass was planted and a turf runway came...

 

Older Pilots Focus Of Recent AOPA Insurance Survey

Late last fall, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association released the results of a survey of pilots and aircraft owners across the country, confirming what the non-profit political organization has...

 

MAC Reliever Airports See Continued Growth In 2021

Six general aviation airports operated by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) grew operations in 2021 by 8% collectively-an increase to 352,195, or 26,151 more takeoffs and landings when compar...

 

Stayin' Alive with Pulse Oximeters

Last month we talked about the dangers of hypoxia and some procedures to avoid the potentially fatal effects of low blood oxygen levels. Symptoms of hypoxia vary from airman to airman so it is a good idea to take a ride in a hyperbaric chamber to...

 

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 Foster    News    March 1, 2022

Flight Experience Includes Marinated Meat

In the 1960s having a "draft card" was a mixed blessing for human males in the United States. The Vietnam War was escalating to a crescendo meaning you were likely to be conscripted by the so-called...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    March 1, 2022

FAA Approves St. Cloud Regional Airport Transfer

The Federal Aviation Administration recently approved a new governance structure involving the St. Cloud Regional Airport, effective Dec. 31, 2021. Governance was transferred from the city to the St.... Full story

 
 By Al Alwin    Faast    March 1, 2022

Flight Controls in Four Phases

It's no wonder that students become frustrated with controlling an aircraft when there doesn't seem to be consistency between flight control inputs and aircraft response creating thoughts and...

 

January Mystery Airplane

The non-rigid airship, or blimp, came into its own during World War I with the Royal Naval Air Service use of Sea Scout, Sea Scout Zero, North Sea, and Coastal non-rigid airships for convoy escort,...

 

Piper Aircraft Expands Brand Ambassador Program

Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced in earlier this year it would expand its brand ambassador program to include Minnesota State University, Mankato. Piper Brand Ambassadors leverage their social media...

 

Pilot-Controlled Lighting Tips, Reporting Needs

Most folks who are not involved with aviation wouldn't know that a radio pulse sequence is used to "key-up" the runway lighting system, as the pilot is on approach. The average citizen may think that...

 

Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Registration Changes

The Minnesota Department of Transportation's Office of Aeronautics is responsible for collecting aircraft registration, sales and use taxes as required by law. Of the 7,877 total aircraft registered...

 

State Aviation System Plan Update Underway

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is updating the Minnesota State Aviation System Plan. The MnSASP documents the performance of the current aviation system, and provides guidance for the...

 

VFR, IFR Aircraft 'Uncontrolled Airport' Operations

We tend to use the term Uncontrolled Airport to describe airports without control towers or airports with non-operating control towers. The current FAA circular with the regulatory, recommended...

 

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