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Articles from the June 1, 2015 edition

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 By C.M. Swanson    News    June 1, 2015

Madden's Resort was was the place to be for good flying, good fellowship, good food

Participants of the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association Safety Seminar at Madden's Resort on Gull Lake, May 15-17 arrived in an interesting variety of aircraft, each cozying up to the beach, or to... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    June 1, 2015

Bill Mavencamp Sr. - from farmer to flight examiner

In his career as a flight examiner based out of Maple Lake Airport, Bill Mavencamp Sr. has the record for giving more check rides than any other flight examiner in Minnesota. "The FAA doesn't have... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    June 1, 2015

The MATA Connection

"My start in aviation really began at the Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum, also know as the Air Zoo," said Alison Wynne of Hays Companies headquartered in Minneapolis. "Also, we didn't live too far... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    June 1, 2015

You are now entering the 1940s

June 20 it is possible for you to drive back into the 1940s. Be in Granite Falls at the Lenzen-Roe Memorial Airport at noon. Available for your viewing pleasure will be over 40 WWII aircraft, ranging... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    June 1, 2015

AirSpace Minnesota Robert Gilruth Tribute

AirSpace Minnesota's Robert Gilruth Tribute Celebration at TFC Bank Stadium on April 23 featured guest speaker Robert Cabana, Director of the Kennedy Space Center. While the celebration honored... Full story


Airport of the Month: Grand Rapids

One way to get to Grand Rapids might be to "follow the yellow brick road". Judy Garland was born there and became famous for portraying Dorothy in the "Wizard of Oz". Her fully restored birth place...


Aeromedical Forum: June 2015

In a seminar a few years ago, an FAA psychiatrist was describing the “typical” profile of a pilot. “He is independent, wears a big watch and used to be an Eagle Scout.” Over the years, I’ve... Full story


Mystery Airplane: June 2015

The Vintage Aircraft Association's "Round Engine Rodeo" in 2013 attracted a wide variety of beautiful and rare radial engined classics. Waco, Travel Air, Beech, Stinson, Stearman, Spartan, Grumman,...

 By Staff Reports    News    June 1, 2015

Northland selected to launch national education initiative

Thief River Falls, Minn. - Northland Community & Technical College has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program. The award provides nearly $200,000 to be utilized over three...


It's tornado season

With the advent of summer and all its beauty there is also the greatly increased potential for thunderstorms that produce tornadoes. It is vitally important that everyone knows of the potentials and has a plan ready in case tornadic activity begins a... Full story


From the Director's Desk

port’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is and what it does for your airport, your community, and you? Although our construction season is well underway, planning for those projects began years... Full story


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