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Articles from the August 1, 2015 edition

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 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2015

AirExpo 2015 at Flying Cloud an indisputable success!

July 11-12 offered two perfect weather days for AirExpo 2015 at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie. Attendees watched and toured over 40 vintage airplanes including the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25...

 

Oshkosh observations

I go to Oshkosh (nobody in aviation calls it "Airventure") every year to cover what's new in the industry. It's a chance to try to gauge the health of the industry - to try to spot emerging trends -...

 

Mystery Airplane: August 2015

Known as the Bird, Brunner-Winkle Bird, and the Perth-Amboy Bird, this 1929 gem has a lot of history behind it. Luminaries such as Wiley Post, Lee Gehlbach, Clarence Chamberlain, and Milo Burcham all...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2015

Aero Minnesota enjoys fun Fly-In at Aitkin Aviation

Those who love airplanes, cars, and outdoor cooking had plenty to see, watch, and eat at Aitkin Aviation Fly-In the weekend of July 27-28. Aviation Education Reaching Others (A.E.R.O.), the non...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2015

Burke becomes new MAC relievers manager

Anoka County-Blaine Airport and Crystal Airport welcomed new manager Glenn Burke in June. Originally from Originally from New Jersey Shore, Brielle, New Jersey, Burke's first career was in...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    August 1, 2015

Recreational Aviation Foundation collaborating with USFS, BLM

The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) brought two major initiatives to fruition on a Spring trip to Washington, D.C.. RAF President John McKenna and Public Lands Director Mark Spencer completed national Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)...

 

Airport of the Month: Aitkin

William Alexander Aitkin was quite a guy. A native of Scotland who immigrated to the United States in the early 19th century, Aitkin became chief trader for the American Fur Company which was owned...

 

Aeromedical Forum: August 2015

My father-in-law Harry was one of the greatest guys you’d ever hope to meet. He always had a ready laugh, a twinkle in his eye. He was a wonderful father to my wife and a kind and supportive...

 

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