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Articles from the September 1, 2013 edition

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  • Wipaire receives approval for Cessna 208B on Wipline 8750 floats

    Sep 1, 2013

    Wipaire, Inc. is proud to announce the certification of Wipline 8750 on the new Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX and Grand Caravan. For the first time ever, Grand Caravan operators can take advantage of the versatility afforded by Wipline floats. Wipline 8750 floats feature no landing weight limitations on water or land for short-haul operations. The all-new Wipline 8750 draws upon the successes of the Wipline 8000 floats and combines tried-and-true characteristics with newly engineered designs. The Wipline 8750 features an improved main gear...

  • Truly the Spirit of Aviation

    Jim Hanson, Minnesota Flyer|Sep 1, 2013

    There are some years at Airventure (Oshkosh) that are “breakthrough” years — notable for the appearance of new aircraft, avionics, or technologies. The “I-Pad Revolution” a couple of years ago would be a good example. This year was not one of the “breakthrough” years but that’s OK. Let me tell you why. Many of us go to Oshkosh to see “What’s New” in General Aviation. Almost anything new is usually showcased there. Evolving technologies usually take several years to come to market — some are onl...

  • Tree of Hope upcoming

    Sep 1, 2013

    Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tree of Hope will once again distribute toys to Minnesota hospitals to comfort seriously ill children during the holiday season. Tree of Hope is the only organization in Minnesota that provides toys to hospitals. The distribution date for 2013 is Saturday, December 7. The airport at Maple Lake, Minnesota, located at 10 Maple Avenue South, will be the central collection site. Donations can be dropped off there as well as two South Metro airports: Airlake Airport at...

  • Minnesota native selected to lead AOPA

    Sep 1, 2013

    Bill Trimble, Chairman, AOPA Board of Trustees, announced in late August that the Board of Trustees has selected Mark Baker as the fifth president and CEO in AOPA’s nearly 75-year history. "Throughout the past several months, the board searched for a pilot with true passion for general aviation and depth of involvement in the community. We were also looking for an experienced and seasoned business leader. Not only does Mark bring 35 years of involvement in the GA community as a pilot, he also h...

  • Saudi AF selects SR 22 for pilot training

    Sep 1, 2013

    Cirrus Aircraft in last July announced that BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to supply Cirrus SR22 aircraft to support the future aircrew training requirements of the Royal Saudi Air Force. This new fleet order for Cirrus Aircraft follows an agreement between the governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, under the Saudi British Defence Cooperation Programme (SBDCP). The aircraft will provide primary flying training to the RSAF at the King Faisal Air Academy in Riyadh. Includi...

  • Innovation at AirVenture

    Jim Hanson, Minnesota Flyer|Sep 1, 2013

    Outside the Innovation Pavilion, Minnesota's own Greg Herrick, President of the Aviation Foundation of America, and Stu Horn, President of Aviat Aircraft show off the technology demonstator for a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered aircraft in a joint announcement. "I was looking at CNG for my cars and trucks," said Herrick, "and I wondered why nobody was doing it for aircraft. The cost of the fuel 80 percent cheaper than the equivalent gallon of avgas--the stuff is so cheap that they flare it...

  • Call-Air Model A

    Tom Lymburn, Minnesota Flyer|Sep 1, 2013

    Wyoming rancher Reuel T. Call and his brothers Ivan and Spencer developed their Call-Air series of light fixed gear wood, steel tube and fabric low-wing strut braced monoplanes for high altitude operations from rough fields. The Model A was ready for production in 1940, but due to the war in Europe, production had to wait until after November 1944 when prohibitions against manufacture of civilian aircraft were lifted. The Call-Air A series was manufactured under Approved Type Certificate #758...

  • Aviation events

    Minnesota Flyer

    Saturday, November 2, 2013 Safety Seminar - Icing 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Downtown St Paul Airport (Holman Field) KSTP Exclusive Aviation 607 Eaton Street St Paul MN 55107 Fly-In or Drive-In! The turn of seasons from summer from winter exchanges one set of hazards for another. No longer are thunderstorms the worry; icing conditions take over. In this seminar we will discuss icing in depth - its causes and effects, forecast products, and the tools pilots need to avoid and, when necessary, escape from it. July 28-Aug. 3, 2014: Oshkosh, WI. 2014...

  • Buffalo Airport

    Tom Foster, Minnesota Flyer|Sep 1, 2013

    Local sports teams are known as the “Bison,” but to be technically correct they should be called the “Ictiobus.” That’s because Buffalo was named after the fish species prevalent in the local lakes, not the shaggy animal that once dominated the Great Plains. A rough fish for a mascot probably wouldn’t be a great imagine maker and in Buffalo, they know how to make a good impression. Downtown is pristine, the lakes are wonderful, the city has a great system of parks, and the new arrival/departure...

  • Minnesota Flyer|Sep 1, 2013

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