Articles from the August 1, 2016 edition

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 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2016

Duluth Air and Aviation Expo put together by people power

Attitudes were positive and expectations high at the Chairman's Gala, hosted by the Consulate General of Canada, held at the Greysolon Ballroom in Duluth the night before the Duluth Air and Aviation E...

 By Staff    Events   

Upcoming Events

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 By Mike Petersen    News    August 1, 2016

Grass is a Gas for Brainerd Aces

In what promises to be an annual affair, the first Grass is a Gas Poker Run was held at Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport on Saturday, June 11. An almost perfect weather day resulted in 17 aircraft and...


Experiencing the Pipistrel motor glider

Time to turn the fun up another notch, and shut the engine down! Paul explained that we had to let the engine cool and stabilize. The time to do so was minimized due to the liquid cooling on the...

 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2016

Wings of the North AirExpo 2016

In an air show masterfully emceed by aviation historian, photographer, author, and pilot Tom Lymburn, Wings of the North presented a fantastic AirExpo 2016 at Flying Cloud Airport. The huge, white,...

 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2016

EAA Chapter 1498 holds Airport Fly-In/Drive-In/Dive-In

EAA Chapter 1498 at Detroit Lakes Airport packs a lot of fun into a one-day adventure. July's event included a fly-in complete with breakfast and lunch, a car show offering a few vehicles not seen at...

 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2016

Planes, cars, people gather for good times at Aitkin Aviation

The Aitkin Flyers Club and Country Road Classic Car Club sponsored the June Fly-In/Drive-In at Aitkin Aviation. In addition to a wide variety of aircraft stopping by, a silent auction, live music,...

 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2016

Field of Dreams Airport - farm fields turned splendor

When Brian Weidendorf was young, he was torn between two careers, one in aviation, the other in land development. He decided to do both. He obtained his private pilot's license at age 17, after which...


Faribault Airport

During World War II, the U.S. Army Air Corps trained almost 200,000 male pilots. Less than 1100 female aviators became Air Corps pilots during that period. "Women Air Service Pilots" or WASPs wore...


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