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Articles from the April 1, 2015 edition

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 By C.M. Swanson    News    April 1, 2015

Thirty year pilot has two ties to Moose Lake Airport

Sturgeon Lake resident Randy Cichy looks at Moose Lake Carlton County Airport (KMZH) with two different perspectives. One is through the eyes of a pilot. The other is the view of a grounds keeper. As...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    April 1, 2015

Ed Erickson's passion for aviation well remembered

With the passing of a man so generous, and so passionate about aviation as Edward Erickson, there is much that will be missed. At Ed's Celebration of Life, held in August¬¬ at Anoka Airport last...

 

Airport of the Month: Ortonville

From its source at Big Stone Lake on the South Dakota border, the Minnesota River flows 332 miles to its confluence with the Mississippi just below Fort Snelling and the sprawling Minneapolis/St....

 
 By Jim Hanson    Jim Hanson    April 1, 2015

NWA History Centre

Jim Hanson It's cold and windy outside, and the days are short. Not exactly great fun-flying weather-but if you want your "aviation fix" to help get you through until Spring - here's a suggestion....

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    April 1, 2015

New sims are more than an alternative to flying

As the saying goes, old habits are hard to break. Sim Flite Minnesota is all about easing out those old habits and firmly establishing new as painlessly as possible. Steve Thibault and Tom Schmelzer,...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    April 1, 2015

Stars of the North hosts pilot interview prep presentation

Over 50 participants gathered in the Sun Country Airlines Hangar in March to absorb as many of the tips as Emerald Coast Interview Consulting could offer in a three hour presentation. Stars of the Nor...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    April 1, 2015

Lindsey solos on 16th birthday

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to Mitchell Lindsey who soloed in a Cessna 172 from Anoka County Airport on his 16th birthday. The next day, he got his driver's license. "It was scary at first,"...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    April 1, 2015

GAMA applauds 10,000th aircraft with ADS-B

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) last month welcomed the news that rule-compliant Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment is now on board 10,000 aircraft flying in the United States. The FAA made the...

 

Aeromedical Forum: April 2015

Undoubtedly many of you have been following the Clash of the Titans — the FAA vs. AOPA — over the issue of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It all started back in late 2013 when Dr. Fred Tilton,...

 

Mystery Airplane: April 2015

The famous Italian aircraft manufacturer Piaggio has existed in three forms. Begun in 1915 at Genoa by industrialist Rinaldo Piaggio, it built parts for Caproni bombers and Macchi flying boats during...

 
 By Jim Hanson    Jim Hanson    April 1, 2015

Notable accomplishments by Northwest Airlines

• Began service delivering the mail on CAM 9 (Minneapolis/Chicago) in 1926, using two rented, open-cockpit biplanes. • 1926 — Northwest became the first airline to operate a closed-cabin...

 
 By Jim Hanson    Jim Hanson    April 1, 2015

Northwest family includes 13 airlines

According to the narrative of the NWA History Centre, there were 13 airlines represented in the history of Northwest Airlines. Following are excerpts from that history: “During its first 60 years...

 

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