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Articles from the December 1, 2015 edition

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 By C.M. Swanson    News    December 1, 2015

Super Cub Santa flies again!

In a day and age when many situations in life change faster than Minnesota weather patterns, it's comforting to know at least one longstanding tradition continues to be upheld to this very day. It is... Full story


Aeronautics Bulletin

The cool, still air of the evening tempts you like a siren to take flight. Then the rising moon acts like a beacon, adding to the temptation to fly. While flying at night is beautiful to some pilots,... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    December 1, 2015

Heavirland's are a two Aeronca Chief family

As a very young boy living on a farm in South Dakota, Bob Heavirland sometimes scrambled up a 12-foot snow bank to retrieve the week's mail, wrapped in butcher paper, air dropped from the open window... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    December 1, 2015

Meet Me in Moose Lake

Gary Black is the kind of pilot who doesn't take anything for granted. Though his vast flying experience could easily create overconfidence, Black remains steadfastly faithful to the rules of flight.... Full story

 By C.M. Swanson    News    December 1, 2015

Fast learners excel at Accelerated Aviation Instruction

After a situational hiatus, the aviation industry is once more on the rise. Current high demands for pilots has caused flight schools to evolve to meet the needs of students motivated to attain a priv... Full story


Mystery Airplane: December 2015

Prior to World War II, Yugoslavia manufactured a number of fighters and floatplanes, plus license manufactured the British Bristol Blenheim bomber and Hawker Hurricane fighter. After the war the... Full story

 By Staff    News    December 1, 2015

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame announces 2016 inductees

The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization that honors pioneer and historic Minnesotans for their contributions to aviation, recently announced its 2016 Hall of Fame inductees. These seven individuals will be recognized at a... Full story


Airport of the Month: Bigfork

Bigfork likes to keep ahead of the trends. In 1944 aviation in the United States was focused on winning World War II and General Aviation was not getting much attention. But, in Bigfork the Village... Full story


MnDOT Aeronautics Bulletin

The Federal Aviation Administration,(FAA), your office of Aeronautics, and numerous General Aviation organizations work constantly to help pilots fly safely. News, education, guidance, and procedural... Full story

 By Staff    Events   

Upcoming Events

Check this column each month to see that dates have not been canceled or changed. Send notices of events to charlotte@mnflyer.com Feb. 6, 2016: Park Rapids, MN. Fifth Annual Zorbaz Zki Plane Chili Fly-In, 11a.m.-2 p.m., Little Sand Lake, (7 nm NW of...


MnDOT Aeronautics Bulletin

It is time to think about CARB ICE! Actually any time is time to think about carb ice. So here is a simple reminder: According to FAA Advisory Circular 20-113, Pilot Precautions and Procedures to be... Full story


MnDOT Aeronautics Bulletin

Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the federally chartered, all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force's Total Force, which consists of Regular Air Force, Air National Guard an... Full story


MnDOT Aeronautics Bulletin

Education at its most basic level is the key to the success of any individual. What ultimately sets us apart from others is our use of what we have learned, and our unending desire to continue... Full story


MnDOT Aeronautics Bulletin

It is a good idea to have your favorite mechanic remove your aircraft wheel pants for winter flight operations. By doing so, you will greatly reduce the chances of snow and ice buildup packing into... Full story


Aeromedical Forum: December 2015

Every time I get a new edition of Federal Aviation Regulations/ Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM) I’m amazed that it’s grown as fast as my three-year-old grandson! Pilots operate under an...


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