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Articles from the May 1, 2022 edition

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 By Tim Hennagir    Events    

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Honors Seven

The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Class of 2022 Induction Ceremony and Banquet honored seven Minnesota Aviation personalities Saturday, April 23, at the InterContinental Minneapolis – St. Paul...

 

A Welcome Return: The Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering

The time for the 2022 Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering (GMAG) is upon us, at long last, and we feel that this year's event will be a most memorable one for each of us. The Good Lord knows that we...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    May 1, 2022 

Bollig Engineering Serves Unique Market Niche

Over the last 15 years, Willmar-based Bollig Engineering's expertise has focused on airport projects that are crucial to the financial well-being of rural Minnesota. Smaller GA airports need both...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    May 1, 2022 

Fuel System Features Remote City Monitoring

Brooten Municipal Airport/John O. Bohmer Field's recently added fuel system, completed in 2021, includes a 5,000-gallon tank for 100LL. It was provided and installed by O'Day Tank and Steel LLC, based...

 
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Minnesota Airports Conference Visits Rochester

The 2022 Minnesota Airports Conference visited the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester April 6 to April 8, focusing on airport management, operations, and maintenance. The event was open to anyone interest...

 
 By Tom Foster    News    May 1, 2022 

Travel Experience Uncovers Aviation Connection

People used to call all facial tissue "Kleenex" because the product invented by Kimberly-Clark was so ubiquitous that the name became generic. Pilots did the same thing with flight simulators calling...

 

Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Cockpit Concern

It’s warming up out there and I bet you’re thinking about some cross-country flying! There’s nothing greater than watching the landscape change from checkerboard farmland to rolling plains to majestic mountains as the hours roll by. With that...

 
 By Tom Lymburn    News    May 1, 2022 

Confessions Of An Airshow Announcer – The Missing Man

"Now Lieutenant," Randy often said. "You know you've been in aviation a long time, when the list of people you knew, is longer than the list of people you know." When he first said that to me over...

 

Airport Of The Month – Fergus Falls

Much of the wisdom imparted by the Federal Aviation Administration is contained in publications called "Advisory Circulars" or ACs. Both thorough and interesting, they cover a variety of subjects...

 
 By Heather McNevin    Faast    May 1, 2022 

Picking Up Your Aircraft After Maintenance

Not all aircraft owners have had anyone teach them about owning an airplane. I always tried to pass on some of that knowledge as I instructed, but many pilots lack a mentor in that area. One of the...

 

Mystery Airplane Contest

Developed by Aerospatiale as a replacement for the 1950's vintage Alouette II, the Ecureuil was designed for civilian and military use. First flying on 27 June 1974 with a Lycoming LTS turboshaft...

 
 By Tom Foster    News    May 1, 2022 

Minnesota DNR Aviation Celebrates 75 Years

By any measure 1947 was an auspicious year. Yes, that was 75 years ago and included some very interesting and historic events. The Brooklyn Dodgers acquired Jackie Robinson, the first African...

 

Laura Herrmann Named FAASTeam Representative Of Year

For the last five decades, the General Aviation Awards program and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have recognized professionals for general aviation contributions in flight instruction, aviation maintenance/avionics, and safety. These awar...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    May 1, 2022 

Minnesota Navy League Council Welcomes 'Top Gun'

The Minnesota Navy League Council has filed a special flight plan to celebrate the soon-to-be-released sequel to a military aviation cinematic classic. "Top Gun: Behind the Curtain" lands Wednesday, J...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events    

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