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Articles from the November 1, 2021 edition

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 By Jeremy D. Dando    Cover    November 1, 2021 

Cover November 2021

A 1999 Cessna 182S registered to Charles Brynelsen of North Oaks, Minnesota, completes pattern work on Runway 27 at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport on Oct. 16....

 
 By Tom Foster    News    November 1, 2021 

Minnesota B-17 Pilot Had Unique War History

Frank Valesh had a career in military aviation that was brief, interesting, and frequently violent. From September 1943 until August 1944 Valesh flew B-17s for the U.S. Army's Eighth Air Force in Grea...

 
 By Kirsten Faurie    News    November 1, 2021 

Trio Of Female Pilots Evacuate Afghan Orphans

Twenty-six year old Kaitlyn (LaFrance) Hawkinson sort of fell in to her career as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Even her mother, who thought Kaitlyn (now Capt. Hawkinson) might pursue a career in the...

 
 By Jim Hanson    News    November 1, 2021 

Albert Lea Area WWII Vet Gets A Surprise

A WW II open-cockpit biplane dropped into Albert Lea Airport on short notice Aug. 31. Though WW II aircraft are increasingly rare, this wasn't unusual. What WAS unusual is that it made a special trip...

 
 By Patrick Halligan    News    November 1, 2021 

EAA Chapter 25 Banquet Features Gary Powers, Jr.

EAA Chapter 25 sponsored a fantastic banquet on Sunday, Oct. 3, at the Crystal Lake Golf Club and Banquet Facility in Lakeville, Minnesota. The guest speaker was Gary Powers, Jr., the son of famed Col...

 

Minnesota Air National Guard Recognizes Airmen

The Minnesota Air National Guard hosted its first-ever Flight of Honor induction ceremony in mid-October, recognizing seven inaugural inductees for career accomplishments. Flight of Honor recognizes...

 

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Inductee Profile

Each year, the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame (MAHOF) inductee selection committee meets in June to review nomination submissions and to select the following year's inductees. Selection includes...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events    

Seventh Girls In Aviation Day Lands At New Location

The Seventh Annual Girls in Aviation Day attracted more than 1,000 participants to a new location at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie. Jet Linx Minneapolis served as official site host for the Sep...

 
 By Wayne Flury    News    November 1, 2021 

A Bonanza For Pine County Historical Society

Ray Johnson has lived in or near Buffalo, Minnesota since 1960, but remains a very proud son of Pine County. He grew up on a farm near Pine City and graduated Pine City High School in 1950. After a...

 
 By Carl Anderson    Faast    November 1, 2021 

Four Steps To Master Safety Risk Management

Among my many tools is a 12-pound splitting maul (half sledgehammer/half axe). Many of my larger tools hang on the garage wall next to my car. Except for the splitting maul. Why is that? I occasionally bump into one of the tools and it falls down....

 

September Mystery Airplane Contest

Glenn Luther Martin (1886-1955) taught himself to fly in 1909 in a homebuilt pusher. He set up his first aircraft manufacturing plant in 1911 at Santa Ana, California. Not only did he build...

 

Say Again, Please: Flying and Hearing

If you don’t think hearing is important, try flying IFR into Chicago Bravo Airspace some afternoon. We were slated to land at Midway taking the OHHMY transition on the ENDEE SIX ARRIVAL. I dutifully plugged in all that info into my trusty Garmin...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    Events    

Holiday Tree of Hope Heads Into Home Stretch

For more than 30 years, Holiday Tree of Hope has been collecting toys for children who are hospitalized during the holidays. The non-profit organization serves over 40 hospitals, shelters, and Ronald...

 

Airport Of The Month – Mora

Swedes are famous for being persistent. That's a trait that comes in handy with airports and revolutions. Emigrants from Sweden were the earliest settlers around Mora, Minnesota. Folks there are proud...

 

EMS Pilots Deserve Praise, Thanks For Efforts

We hope you are enjoying fall flying and all the beauty that goes with this time of the year! For me, this is the best time of the year to enjoy the view from our perch from the sky. While each part o...

 

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