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Articles from the November 1, 2016 edition

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NASAO elects new officers for 2017

Members of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) elected new officers for the coming year at its 85th Annual Convention and Trade Show held in San Antonio, TX. “I am honored and humbled to be selected as the chair of NASAO... Full story

 By Tom Lymburn    News    November 1, 2016

Reno: Connections and Camaraderie

Tom Lymburn The full moon was the only light on the gray gravel of lot 3-the Participants and Media lot. Race crews filtered slowly out of the banquet hangar, last good byes, hugs, slaps on the back,... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    November 1, 2016

Breakfast at Benson

C.M. Swanson When he was not flying, the late John Benson sat in a barber's chair next to a wood stove at his airport on his farm, sharing stories about aviation. One of the familiar stories is how,... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    November 1, 2016

Pilots answer call to action for Young Eagle rides

It didn't take long for Minnesota EAA Chapter 237 to rally once they got the call for assistance from Grantsburg Municipal Airport requesting Young Eagle rides for community members in Wisconsin.... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    November 1, 2016

Minnesota STEM Forum workforce call to action

C.M. Swanson Positive societal change doesn't happen by chance. It takes drive, dedication, and determination. Judging by those standards, the Minnesota STEM workforce call to action held by AirSpace... Full story


Osceola's Wheels and Wings Fly-In a crowd pleaser

In a genuine show of support for general aviation and the importance of an airport to a community, Osceola's Airport Commission, Area Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, and Village of Osceola gathered... Full story


Open cockpit biplane flying makes flying real

Jim Hanson This is my 321 unique type of aircraft flown. As mentioned previously, there is no set standard for aircraft flown. It's up to the individual as to how he/she counts them. My criteria are... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    November 1, 2016

Planes and Paws second annual Pet Expo

Animals and airplanes drew an interested crowd to the Commemorative Air Force hangar at Fleming Field Airport October 15 for the second annual Planes and Paws Pet Expo. Event activities included a... Full story



Moorhead has always been a transportation center. Early in the 19th century the route between the Mississippi and the Red River of the North was serviced by ox carts. A settlement sprung up where the... Full story


Mystery Airplane

During World War II, the British relied on the United States for transports. Realizing they could be left behind after the war was over, the Barbazon Committee looked at setting requirements for... Full story


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