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Articles from the March 1, 2015 edition

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 By C.M. Swanson    News    March 1, 2015

Put yourself in a Cirrus at the Great MN Aviation Gathering

Nestled among the historic aircraft at the upcoming Minnesota Pilot's Association Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering will be an aircraft that is currently making a history of its own. Creating the... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    March 1, 2015

Ascend Aviation activates dream

When Jason Erickson was 16 years old he surprised his parents with a call from the Buffalo Airport requesting their presence while he took his first solo flight. "Solo?" his folks replied. "But you we... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    March 1, 2015

Fourteen year dedication results in six book set on Kaplan

Kristin Kaplan Holsworth is a woman of her word. It is also evident that her grandfather's blood runs in her veins. Reuben W. "Buzz" Kaplan was a Minnesota born family man, businessman and world... Full story


Your Community Treasure!

Minnesota's airports have a tremendous value not only to the cities and towns they are in, but also to the surrounding communities, the state and the nation. There are many factors involved that demon... Full story


Mystery Airplane: March 2015

The American Helicopter Company was formed in 1947 and produced a small series of pulse jet rotor helicopters beginning with the A-5 "Top Sergeant" in January 1949. This was followed in 1950 by the... Full story


Airport of the Month: McGregor

Isedor Iverson wasn't a famous aviator. He might be best known as a politician, but leadership was his real talent. Iverson was Mayor of McGregor and also represented the area in the State... Full story


Upcoming events

April 10-11: Blaine, MN. Second Annual Minnesota Pilots Association Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering, Golden Wings Flying Museum, KANE (See ad on page 2) April 15-17: St. Cloud, MN. MCOA Airports Conference, Rivers Edge Convention Center, 10...


New Duluth terminal will be named after Oberstar

The Duluth International Airport (DLH) and the Range Regional Airport (HIB) in consultation with the late congressman’s family, regional leaders, and Duluth Mayor Don Ness, are honored to announce that the DLH passenger terminal will be named in...


Cirrus Aircraft deliveries strongest in six years

Cirrus Aircraft in February announced that new aircraft shipments in 2014 were the best company performance since 2008 as the Cirrus SR22 maintained its position as the best-selling airplane in its segment for the 12th year in a row. New unit... Full story


Vertigo: A carousel in the cockpit

Vertigo is common. When you were a kid I bet there was a time or two when you spun around and around until the whole world was topsy-turvy or you tossed your cookies! A variant of that happens in... Full story


The electric sky!

The beauty of spring comes in a vast array of sights, sounds, and aromas. Once the snow is all gone and the earth has felt a few days of the suns warmth, dozens of different types of vegetation will... Full story


From the Director's Desk

You, as an aviator, aviation administrator or manager, or an aviation supporter need to know how your aviation tax dollars are put to work for you in Minnesota. You also need to care about and... Full story

 By Tim Franklin    News    March 1, 2015

License to Learn: March 2015

It's hard to think that spring is almost here because, as of this morning’s writing we had a 30 below wind chill, but spring is in our minds. What better way to think about the melting of snow and...


Important lightning facts

Most aviators recognize the tremendous power of lightning, but few truly understand this unique/ natural phenomenon. Here are a few eye opening facts about lightning: • A typical thunderstorm lasts approximately 30-45 minutes with lightning on aver...


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