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 By Tim Hennagir    Cover    August 1, 2021

Cover August 2021

A 1946 Aeronca 11AC registered to Lowell Einerson of Alexandria pulls into the parking area during the 38th Annual Fly-In & Dine-In Breakfast, Saturday, July 17, in Henning, Mi...

 

Tiedowns Remain An Important Airport Amenity

It has been a very enjoyable summer this year, sweetened by the proliferation of fly in events following a year of “lockdown.” We rejoice in the opportunity to spend time with our flying friends...

 

Airport of the Month-Runway Development

Fertile Municipal Airport is built on the shore of one of the Earth's largest lakes. Unfortunately, the lake went away a few millennia ago. Lake Agassiz was formed by melting glaciers and the famous...

 

AirVenture Produces All-Around Success

This was my 25th consecutive Oshkosh Convention. The first thing that people ask on my return is "SO-HOW WAS OSHKOSH? WHAT'S NEW?" EAA AirVenture Oshkosh or "Oshkosh" for short has become so large...

 
 By Tom Lymburn    Events   

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Minnesota Lindy Winners

Homebuilt Kit Champion – Bronze Lindy Lee Hanson Brooklyn Park, Minnesota Van's RV-14A, N11VF Vintage Customized Aircraft Runner-Up Benjamin Redman Faribault, MN 1940 Waco UPF-7, N164 Vintage...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

AirExpo 2021 Makes Record-Setting Return

AirExpo 2021 at Eden Prairie's Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) had a different field layout when compared with previous years. Featured aircraft were parked between the new Jet Linx Hangar and the...

 
 By Jeremy D. Dando    Events   

Minnesota Pilots Share AirVenture Stories

The hands-down highlight of the summer aviation season is the EAA fly-in at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Whether you call it Oshkosh, EAA, or AirVenture, the gathering remains one of the biggest aviation...

 

Deydration And Heat Stroke: No Fun In The Sun

Over the past few years, we’ve been setting record temperatures and dealing with the health hazards that go with them. Very few of our general aviation fleet has the luxury of air conditioning. Even if you do, summer flying without adequate fluid i...

 
 By Jeremy D. Dando    Events   

Pan-O-Prog Packed With Participants

The summer aviation season hit its stride with the Pan-O-Prog Fly-In July 11 at Airlake Airport in Lakeville. This year's participants were treated to warm temperatures and calm winds in the morning....

 
 By Jeremy D. Dando    Events   

Duluth Show Posts Record- Breaking Attendance

Minnesota's largest air show produced record-setting attendance during its post-pandemic return in late June. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels were among the high-flying crowd-pleasers this year at the Dulut...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Henning Fly-In Breakfast A Huge Success

EAA Chapter 1065 welcomed almost 60 aircraft and served nearly 300 meals during the 38th Annual Fly-In and Dine-In Breakfast, Saturday, July 17. About half of the aircraft visiting F.R Steuart Field...

 

Fire Resistant Clothing: A Pilot Tool With Function

Everyone likes having their little toys. I feel, as pilots, we are especially attracted to new toys. The latest iPad mount for the cockpit, new avionics, a better headset, the list goes on. I am guilty of this as well. I have so many books and...

 

June Mystery Airplane Contest

This month's mystery, the Aeronca Model LB, was literally washed away. Founded on 11 November 1928, the Aeronautical Corporation of America, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, was the first company to...

 

Hartzell Acquires Tanis Aircraft Products

Hartzell Propeller has purchased the assets of Tanis Aircraft Products, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of engine preheat systems for fixed and rotary wing aircraft. The Tanis brand will become part...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

CAF Minnesota Wing Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing recently celebrated its 50-year anniversary. Approximately 300 attendees helped wing members celebrate July 10 during an open house that featured history fli...

 

Clarence Hines Provided FBO Inspiration

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame inductee Clarence Hines of Stanton, Minnesota, passed away on June 26, 2021. He was 96 years of age. Clarence was one of the last "old time FBOs"-he was "all...

 
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EAA Chapter 25 Banquet Will Feature Gary Powers Jr. As Speaker

Gary Powers Jr., the son of famed Cold War pilot Francis Gary Powers, will give a special presentation at this October's EAA Chapter 25 Banquet in Lakeville. Powers will provide a unique historical...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    August 1, 2021

Battle Lake's 'Tribute To Gerry Beck' Returns

The first Saturday in September the community of Battle Lake will welcome the return of an popular aviation event that will honor two special people. Pat Kostelecky, a driving force behind the Battle...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events   

Minnesota Flyer Upcoming Events

Please check if dates have been cancelled or changed. Send info to editor@mnflyer.com. We will publish in print as space is available. Sept. 4: Glencoe, MN: EAA Chapter 1658 Annual Sweet Corn &...

 

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