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Articles from the October 1, 2013 edition

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 By Tom Lymburn    News    October 1, 2013

Round Engine Rodeo

We didn't get drowned, mired in the mud, scorched by the sun, knocked over by a 50 mph gust front or wilted by the heat index. Was it really Oshkosh? The weather proved unusually mild for a change,... Full story


Airport of the Month: Staples

Staples is a railroad town. It's named after a lumber family and that's how it got started. But, by 1900 railroading was the mainstay of the local economy. Staples had a round house, locomotive... Full story


Mystery Airplane: October 2013

Former RAF Flight Lieutenant Nicholas Comper formed the Comper Aircraft Company at Hooten Park in 1929 to build the Swift. Its prototype, G-AARX, first flew on 16 April 1930, powered by a 35 hp ABC... Full story

 By Press Reports    News    October 1, 2013

Cirrus Aircraft reports significant progress on certification of SF50

Cirrus Aircraft announced during Airventure the Vision SF50 personal jet program has made significant progress toward certification, including acquisition of manufacturing equipment to build the new airplane. The company confirms that first delivery... Full story

 By Staff Reports    News    October 1, 2013

Hall of Fame to induct six

The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame will once again be inducting six individuals at their annual spring induction banquet. Honors are set for Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Ramada Mall of America Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota. The Hall of Fame... Full story

 By Press Reports    News    October 1, 2013

Cirrus teams up with Lake Superior College

Cirrus Aircraft today announced a partnership with Lake Superior College to develop and implement an Aircraft Assembly Pre-employment Program. The program is part of a Minnesota Job Skills Program Grant for workforce development and is aimed at... Full story

 By Dan McDowell    News    October 1, 2013

Be careful during the frost of Fall

Dan McDowell When the warm(ish) days and cool crisp nights of fall are present, many things begin to change. The kids are back in school, football season is on again and hockey season isn’t that far away either! The colors of the leaves and the... Full story


Aircraft registration changes in 2014

What has changed regarding aircraft registration fees? In 2013, the aircraft registration tax rate changed. When does it take effect? The new rate will take effect July 1, 2014. Who do the new registration fees apply to? The registration tax applies... Full story

 By Dan McDowell    News    October 1, 2013

Fog in autumn

In the still, cool, clear mornings of autumn when the damp earthy smell is almost a sweet scent, it reminds us of why we choose to live here. The beauty that autumn brings is almost beyond comparison. The skies are often a brilliant blue and the... Full story

 By Tom Lymburn    News    October 1, 2013

Minnesota EAA Aircraft Winners for 2013

Charles Doyle Webster, MN Boeing A75N-1 (N966CD) Vintage Customized Aircraft Runner Up Ron and Diane Fagen Grantie Falls, MN Curtiss P-40K Warhawk (N402WH) Warbird Grand Champion: World War II Gold Wrench – Fagen Fighters Restoration James Hancock... Full story

 By James D Lakin    News    October 1, 2013

Jet lag: Is this Brussels or Bangkok?

PhD, MD, FACP CFI, CFII, MEI FAA Senior Aviation Medical Examiner An alarm clock is something I rarely need. That good ol’ internal ticker goes off just about sunrise. Likewise, I need a good... Full story


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