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Articles from the April 1, 2014 edition

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 By Noel Allard    News    April 1, 2014

Ten most important state aviation pioneers: Angelo "Shorty" De Ponti

This is the second in a series of thumbnails of the ten most important Minnesota aviation pioneers, from the files of the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame. In the first part of this series, we...

 
 By Jim Hanson    Jim Hanson    April 1, 2014

As I Recall: Part III

"How did we get this way?" Jim Hanson I picked the age of the AOPA and FLYING magazines reviewed in this series (late 50s and early 60s) because it was about the time I started flying. It is also a...

 

Mystery Airplane: April 2014

Frank Piasecki founded PV Engineering in 1941. His experimental PV-2 helicopter appeared in April 1943, followed by NACA awarding him Helicopter Pilot Certificate No. 1. The H-21 (the May 2011...

 

Airport of the Month: Glenwood

Winter flying up here in the north country can be a challenge. It was even more interesting back in the "good old days" when engine preheating was accomplished using everything from "torpedo heaters"...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    April 1, 2014

A great Minnesota Aviation gathering

Pilots and all those associated with aviation gathered for the Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering in Blaine in late March....

 

Airport fund to be repaid by state

State Senator Scott Dibble, Chair of the Senate Transportation and Public Safety Committee expressed pleasure that, along with the payback of budget shifts to Minnesota schools, the State Airport Fund will be repaid $15 million that had twice been...

 

Aeromedical Forum

OK, let’s get one thing straight. Marijuana use is incompatible with flight safety. If you’re stoned, find yourself a bag of munchies and watch some Big Bang Theory reruns. Don’t even think of...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    April 1, 2014

License to Learn: April 2014

We’re getting pretty excited about hanging up our Mukluks for the few months as we welcome warm air and melting snow. Looks like it’s time to ponder seaplane activity. Now there’s a subject Aero...

 

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