Articles from the July 1, 2018 edition

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 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2018

Moose Lake Fly-In a bit under the weather

As is commonly known, inclement weather tends to put a damper on parades, lemonade stands, and aviation fly-ins. Such was the situation with the Moose Lake Carlton County Fly-In Breakfast, Saturday,... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2018

Drawing all eyes skyward

If you are looking for a role model to pick up a few pointers on how to be respectful to your heritage, drive or fly to Granite Falls, Minnesota for the next Ray Fagen Memorial Airshow. If you missed... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2018

Wings of the North Air Museum hosts two-day event

Major Heather Penney held her audience captive recounting her experiences as an F-16 pilot called into action after the Pentagon was struck by terrorists on September 11, 2001. At the conclusion of he... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2018

Rush City Fly-In draws people of all ages

One of the most positive aspects of community airport events is the family friendliness component. Always the Sunday before Father’s Day, this year’s Rush City Fly-In of June 10, gathered people... Full story


Volunteers honor Veterans with memorial fly-over at Capitol

Photographer Chris Lundberg captured the essence of the day with this image of the Saturday, June 23, Fly-Over at the Minnesota Capitol in St. Paul in honor of the Vietnam Veteran's Moving Wall, a... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2018

Buffalo Airport Fly-In Breakfast and Air Show!

Buffalo Airport was the place to be June 10 for the sights and sounds of Mike Wiskus of West Metro Aviation and his Pitts S- 1-11B aerobatics aircraft. Wiskus flew right side up, upside down, tail... Full story

 By Noel Allard    News    July 1, 2018

Sherman P. Booen 1913-2011

This is the final person in a list of the ten most important figures that have shaped Minnesota aviation over the years. In previous chapters, you have learned about Clarence Hinck, Shorty DePonti,... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2018

Discover Aviation Days

Discover Aviation Days at Anoka County Blaine Airport held in June offered a great pancake breakfast, FAA Safety Seminars, a Warbird Fly Over, T-6 Squad Fly-Overs, a K-9 Demonstration, Huey... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2018

Beating the heat at Crystal Airport - Free ice cream!

Nothing cools off an extremely hot day like free ice cream and taking a turn at letting water escape from an official fire hose. Kids visiting the Crystal Airport Fly-In on an upper 90-degree day for... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    July 1, 2018

Air show put together through blood, sweat and volunteers

Phil Fisher was drawn into the field of aviation through his certified welding skills and desire to help others. Over 27 years ago, a friend of Fisher's, who was also a member of the Planes of Fame av... Full story

 By Paul Van Brunt    Faast    July 1, 2018


Its finally warm and you are all set to fly your plane or go up in the club plane after not flying much over the winter. How do you get current safely and how long has it been since you flew? Can you... Full story


Aeromedical Forum

It’s been a long time since we’ve talked about the medical issues of high altitude flying. Since then General Aviation pilots have been spending more and more time at higher altitudes. The... Full story

 By Staff    Events   

Upcoming Events

Check this column each month to see that dates have not been cancelled or changed. Send notices six weeks in advance of publication to the Minnesota Flyer, P.O. Box 750, Sandstone, MN 55072-0750 or or Aug... Full story


Airport of the Month

In 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd State of the Union. The new state's most populous county had about 13,000 residents, but it wasn't named after Louis Hennepin or Alexander Ramsey. That honor went... Full story


The Mystery Airplane

Lloyd Stearman started with Matty Laird in Chicago, moved to Wichita, and later worked with Walter Beech and Clyde Cessna at Travel Air. In 1926, he set up Stearman Aircraft Company in Venice, CA,... Full story


Let it be me

We are fortunate to have a wonderful airport system in Minnesota, thanks to a number of key organizations. Let’s face it, our airports didn’t just happen. I am concerned we take for granted what... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    Cover    July 1, 2018

July Cover

The Annual Ray Fagen Memorial Air Show in Granite Falls, Minnesota draws aviation fans in droves, provides an abundance of photo opportunities with wondrous air shows and static displays, pays... Full story


The Annual Ray Fagen Memorial Air Show in Granite Falls

The Annual Ray Fagen Memorial Air Show in Granite Falls, Minnesota draws aviation fans in droves, provides an abundance of photo opportunities with wondrous air shows and static displays, pays...


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