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Articles from the August 1, 2017 edition

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 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2017

Starbuck Airport holds 40th Annual Fly-In

Pope County Flyers member, Don Lilienthal submitted several photos of the July 1, Starbuck Airport Fortieth Annual Fly-In Breakfast which was held in conjunction with Starbuck Heritage Days. Eight... Full story

 By Al Alwin    News    August 1, 2017


You want to fly a more challenging (up or down) aircraft than the one you currently wear like an old pair of shoes, or you want to fly off to Salt Lake City next month when the highest terrain you have encountered in your flying career thus far is th... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2017

A joyful gathering

Saturday morning, July 15, the skies around Rushford Municipal Airport looked a lot like MSP on a weekend. For at least two hours, planes were stacked up awaiting their turn to land. EAA Chapter 919... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2017

Isle Private Airport welcomes visitors

Isle Airport hosted a most pleasant July 8 evening of under wing camping, a movie, bonfire, popcorn, and beverages in a two-day fly-in event that coincided with Isle City Days in northwestern... Full story


#325-Van's RV-12

This is #325 in unique airplane types I've flown. As popular as the Van's RV-series airplanes are among homebuilders, I've never actually logged PIC time in them-though I've flown them, I don't count... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2017

Wings of the North celebrates 20th Annual AirExpo

The theme of this year's Wings of the North AirExpo held at Flying Cloud Airport July 15-16 was Heroes & Legends. An Evening with Eagles Dinner and Symposium was held at the Wings of the North...

 By Wipaire    News    August 1, 2017

Wipaire Makes ADS-B More Affordable

Wipaire, Inc. is doubling the Federal Aviation Administration’s $500 ADS-B rebate for piston aircraft owners to make ADS-B equipage more affordable. Wipaire’s additional $500 rebate, which can be paired with the FAA program for a total of... Full story


Airport of the Month

Backus Municipal Airport could easily be confused with an exotic wilderness retreat. The turf runway is 3,600 feet long and lighted. There are lots of tie downs.Hangar rentals are available for long... Full story


Aeromedical Forum

A little while ago an airman came in with a set of chest muscles that made him look not so much like Superman as a tom turkey. He was quite muscular all over. It was obvious that he'd been working... Full story


Mystery Airplane

Dr. Mikhail Leontyvich Mil (1909-1970) began his career working on autogiros with another noted Russian rotary wing pioneer, Nikolai Ilyich Kamov (1902-1973). During WWII, Mil was assigned to a Red... Full story

 By Staff    Events   

Current Events

Check this column each month to see that dates have not been canceled or changed. Send notices of events at least six weeks in advance of publication to the Minnesota Flyer, P.O. Box 750. Sandstone. MN 55072-0750 or mnflyer@cpinternet.com or... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2017

Patriot Ride 2017 honors vets/law enforcement

The 12th Annual Dennis Kirk Patriot Ride was held July 8 at the Anoka County Blaine Airport at the Lynx FBO. The Patriot Ride recognizes and remembers the 1,741 American personnel listed by the Defens... Full story


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