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Articles from the October 1, 2014 edition

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 By Tim Franklin    News    October 1, 2014

License to Learn: October 2014

Do you hear those autumn leaves calling you? Yes, the autumnal equinox has passed. Leaves are dressing themselves in fall colors. You know what that means. It’s time to get out there and fly! At... Full story


Wipaire announces new approvals for Cessna 182 modifications

Wipaire, Inc.recently announced that approval has been received for performance- and utility-enhancing modifications for the Cessna 182 Skylane. These modifications currently include the Lycoming IO-580 engine conversion and a gross weight increase... Full story


Cirrus names new people in leadership roles

In September, Cirrus Aircraft announced the appointment of two customer team executives that reinforce the company’s leadership depth and further position the enterprise for global growth. Ben Kowalski has joined Cirrus Aircraft as Vice President... Full story


Wipaire receives its first helicopter approval

Wipaire, Inc. is pleased to announce that approval has been received for the installation of single-point fuel in the Airbus Puma 330 series helicopter. Previously approved on fixed-wing aircraft such as the Cessna Caravan series and the Quest... Full story


Dauplaise joins Mahindra

Mahindra Aerospace, the aviation division of India’s Mahindra Group, has appointed Jon Dauplaise Vice President of Sales and Marketing for GippsAero Pty Ltd., its aircraftmanufacturing arm. As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Dauplaise will...

 By Tom Lymburn    News    October 1, 2014

Morning at Oshkosh

My allergies are acting up. I wipe my nose with a rumpled cotton handkerchief that normally is stuffed in my back pocket. Sue grimaces at this practice, but wisely says nothing. I start the Jetta,...


Tanis receives STC

Tanis Aircraft Products, based out of Blaine, is the proud recipient of Transport Canada’s Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Tanis Preheat System on both the 4 and 6 cylinders Continental, Lycoming, and Franklin engines. The STC will be... Full story


Park Rapids opens new runway

Park Rapids Municipal Airport – Konshok Field opened its new crosswind runway in September. The new 75-foot by 3,500-foot paved and lighted Runway 18-36 replaces a turf runway, allowing the airport... Full story


Aeromedical Forum: October 2014

Most airmen can get through their flying careers without ever getting hooked up to one of those funny machines that spew out lots of wiggly lines. Those of us in the medicinal trade call it an...


Airport of the Month: Alexandria

There's lots of fun to be had in Alexandria. That's Minnesota not Egypt, although the Midwest town was named after the one in the Mideast. There's enough water in the area to keep any boater happy,...


Mystery Airplane: October 2014

Before the end of WWII, Trans-Canada Air Lines foresaw the need for a domestically produced airliner. After considering the Douglas and Lockheed products, the decision was made to adapt the DC-4 with... Full story


Events: October 2014

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@pinenet.com. Oct. 25: Whi...


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