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 By C.M. Swanson    Cover    October 1, 2017

Cover Photo

Newberg Sky Spray's Air Tractor AT-301 with reciprocating engine in the forefront, flanked by a 1993 AT-502 turbo-prop, and a 1989 AT-502. Also seen is the tail of a 1980 Eagle Aircraft-Bellanca...

 

Fall Flying Reflections

Though the event will have transpired by the time this article is published, at the time of this writing I am planning to launch on a mission to partake in the annual Flying Cloud Air Tour, commonly...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    October 1, 2017

Second generation Satnan Avionics thrives

Mark Satnan's fond childhood memories of time spent with his father in South Dakota impacted the way he lives today. "He worked nights all the time," said Satnan. "He'd drag me out to the shop at...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    October 1, 2017

Hector Airport does it again!

This year's 75 Annual Fly-In Breakfast and Ping Pong Ball Drop at Hector Municipal Airport offered a close up view of some pretty impressive aircraft. Event organizer Ed Newberg issued an invitation...

 
 By Rick Mercil    News    October 1, 2017

Well earned smiles

The joys of flying typically bloom in the summer for most pilots. They finally open their hangar, get some light to shine on that bird and clean off that layer of dust that forms from months of...

 

ADS-B IN-Help or hindrance?

I've been flying with ADS-B IN for over a year now. I use a Stratus 2S receiver linked to Foreflight Pro on my I-pad. I chose to go the portable route, because I fly a variety of airplanes-from a...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    October 1, 2017

Planes, models, cars, community members gather at Windom Airport

Windom Municipal Airport’s August 27 Fly-In Breakfast provided an opportunity for 32 private aircraft beauties to line the field next to the taxiway like models on a spotlit runway. A hearty...

 
 By Schweiss Doors    News    October 1, 2017

Schweiss Doors premier choice for Waterloo airport hangars

If there was a gathering place for hangar doors, the Waterloo Regional Airport may qualify. Schweiss Doors has been delivering bifold doors to the Waterloo, Iowa airport for the last 20 years, some...

 

Wipaire receives Chinese approval for Wipline 13000 floats

Wipaire, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has granted approval for Supplemental Type Certificate SA2CH for the installation of Wipline® 13000...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    October 1, 2017

Aviation gift shop opens in Blaine

Flight Line Gifts, a new aviation specialty shop in Blaine, officially opened its doors for business in June. Offerings include books, clothing, cool tech, models, aviation prints, pilot supplies, war relics, and fun toys. In addition, Flight Line...

 

Airport of the Month

Even if you went to school 50 years ago in some exotic place like New York, there's a good chance your ring or year book came from Owatonna. Jostens (aka, Newell Brands) is probably the country's...

 

Sudden Pilot Incapacitation: Yikes!

March 29 this year, a Boeing 737-300 (AA 1353) was on short final heading into KABQ down in Albuquerque when the First Officer suddenly slumped forward, unconscious. Fortunately, the Captain noticed,...

 
 By C.M.Swanson    News    October 1, 2017

Flying Cloud Air Tour 2017

This year’s Flying Cloud Air Tour took participants to Park Falls Airport, right next to the Country Club where the event’s activity was a friendly golf competition. Congratulations are in order...

 

The Mystery Airplane Contest

The prototype Moth, G-EBKT, was first flown by Geoffrey de Havilland at Stag Lane on 22 February 1925, powered by a Halford designed Cirrus I engine of 60 hp. The name Moth was bestowed on the two-sea...

 
 By Nick Modders    Faast    October 1, 2017

Remember Carla Corbus

Do you remember Carla Corbus? You should. She helped play a part in keeping you safer on every general aviation flight. Thoughts of Carla should include ELT's, preflight preparation, flight plans,...

 
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Upcoming Events

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@cpinternet.com or...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    October 1, 2017

Vintage aircraft fly-over adds flair to the fair

It was an impressive lineup at the Anoka County Blaine Airport as efforts were coordinated to present attendees of the Minnesota State Fair with a visual treat beyond anything else they may have...

 

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