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Articles from the June 1, 2022 edition

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Aviation Events Propelled By 'People-Power'

Fly-in events are upon us as the trees are putting out their leaves, the flowers are blooming and, thank heavens, the threat of snow is behind us. I know that aviators in Minnesota and throughout the...

 

Airport Of The Month – International Falls

Charles Lindbergh was an environmentalist. After his many accomplishments in aviation, he became an enthusiastic steward of the planet. In 1969 the proposed Voyagers National Park had his attention an...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    June 1, 2022

Flying Clubs Offer Affordable Aviation Experience

Flying clubs represent an outstanding opportunity to continue aviation adventures. They organize fly-outs and getaways to grassy airstrips and fun destinations. And few things in life are as...

 
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FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award Recipients

The Minnesota Pilots Association honored the 2022 recipients of the FAA's Wright Brothers Master Pilot Awards during the Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering. The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award is...

 

Glaucoma: Early Detection Keeps You in the Cockpit

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. In the U.S. it's estimated that some three million people have it but only half of them know it. The tragedy is that if left untreated...

 
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Industry Organizations Visit St. Paul For Aviation Day

Representatives from the Minnesota Business Aviation Association, Minnesota Council of Airports, and Minnesota Aviation Trades Association attended morning and afternoon briefings with state...

 
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Dassault Falcon Sponsors MBAA Luncheon

Minnesota Business Aviation Association members gathered Wednesday, May 11, for a luncheon sponsored by Dassault Falcon. Attendees had the opportunity to see a Falcon 2000EX, a wide-body,...

 
 By Jim Zurales    Faast    June 1, 2022

Taking Responsibility For Engine-Out Proficiency

Think back to the last time you practiced engine failure procedures. Was it your most recent FAA checkride or Flight Review? Then ask yourself how PROFICIENTLY you'd perform today if your engine...

 

Mystery Airplane Contest

Although it has appeared under multiple company names, the Kitfox can claim over 7000 kits sold in over 40 countries. Capable of flying off wheels, skis, or floats, the Kitfox's wings can be folded...

 

Instrument Approach Briefings Have Key Elements

The purpose of an instrument approach procedure is to allow pilots to transition from the instrument environment to the visual environment. Instrument approaches come with clearly defined procedures...

 

Join MnDOT Aeronautics at EAA AirVenture 2022 in Oshkosh

In 2021, over 608,000 attendees visited Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture. In 2022, MnDOT Aeronautics will again be at AirVenture, hosting a booth to promote the many aviation...

 

Change Is In The Air At MnDOT Aeronautics

If you are a regular customer or partner of MnDOT’s Office of Aeronautics, then you are likely already aware of the long-term staffing transition that began several years ago and is very much still in process today. My goal in writing this is to...

 

New Minnesota ForeFlight Content Packs Get Refinements

MnDOT Aeronautics added a new feature to the Minnesota Airport Directory and Travel Guide three years ago. We developed a ForeFlight Content Pack and made it available for anyone to download and add to their ForeFlight app. The Minnesota Airport...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Minnnesota Flyer Community Annoucements - Events & Fly-Ins

Please check with contacts in this column to see if dates have been cancelled or changed. Send information to editor@mnflyer.com. June 11: Grand Rapids, MN: EAA Chapter 412 Spring Fly-In Breakfast, Gr...

 

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