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Articles from the September 1, 2015 edition

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Mystery Airplane: September 2015

Designed to replace the Wright R-3350 Turbo-Compound powered Canadair CP-107 Argus (remember the May 2003 Mystery Plane?), which had replaced the wartime Avro Lancaster 10, the Lockheed CP-140 Aurora...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    September 1, 2015

Minnesota's Celebration of Global Girls in Aviation Day

Stars of the North, the Minnesota chapter of the global organization Women in Aviation, is joining forces with AirSpace Minnesota to participate in Global Girl's Aviation Day in a very big way....

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    September 1, 2015

Forest Lake Fly-In flourishes under welcome cloud cover

Cloud cover was welcome on the hot, sultry morning of August 15 at the Forest Lake Fly-In. Breakfast was followed by skydiving demonstration by Sky Dive Twin Cities, Forest Lake who also furnished...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    September 1, 2015

MSPA annual event has attendees singing in the rain

Attending the Annual Fly-In and Pig Roast at Surf Side Sea Plane Base is so important to such a large number of folks that they attend even if they have to drive an automobile rather than fly their...

 

Airport of the Month: Roseau

In 1954 Edgar Hetteen took a much deserved vacation. He left "Hetteen Hoist and Derrick" of Roseau in the hands of his trusted employees. When he got back he discovered the workers had built a...

 

Aeromedical Forum: September 2015

In July we talked about migraines. Last month, strokes. Now, brain tumors. I know this is starting to look like “The Grim Reaper Report” but these things are more common than you’d think and...

 
 By Tom Lymburn    News    September 1, 2015

Oshkosh - It's all about timing

Tom Lymburn We'd just pulled into the parking lot at the hotel in Ripon where we've stayed for the last 25 years when Sue pointed up and asked, "What's that?" The "What" was Golden Wings' Fairchild...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    September 1, 2015

Teaching UAS from the ground up

Twenty area students learned a whole lot more than just how to fly unmanned aircraft systems during Summer Camp at the Northland Aerospace campus in Thief River Falls. "They got everything from lab ac...

 

Fire Boss welcomes new team members

Fire Boss LLC is pleased to welcome two new members to the Fire Boss team. Dale Fehrenbach has joined Fire Boss as Vice President of Sales, responsible for domestic and international sales directly to the end user and through the dealer network. Addi...

 

Sandusky honored

Patti Sandusky of Maple Lake was honored as a 2015 inductee into the International Forest of Friendship, in Atchison, Kansas during ceremonies in June 20, 2015. The Forest is a living, growing memorial to the world history of aviation and aerospace....

 

From the Director's Desk

It seems “drones” are everywhere these days! Many of you know someone who has one, or have heard of an interesting way in which an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is planning to be used. There were...

 

Drones are being flown everywhere

Every pilot should know that drones are being flown in the United States. LeSueur County is flying them at 600 feet, Excel Energy has a COA to fly their power lines, Burlington Northern is flying the...

 

Thinking about the coming changes

As the summer season begins to fade and fall approaches, we are about to enter what is arguably the most beautiful season in Minnesota (and the upper Midwest). Flying during the weeks of fall when the...

 

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