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 By C.M. Swanson    News    December 1, 2016

Elbow Lake Municipal Airport is truly Pride of the Prairie

Elbow Lake, Minnesota has earned the right to inscribe Pride of the Prairie on a sign at its municipal airport. Their modest population of 1,165 put together a thriving municipal airport that richly e...

 

#324-The Super Ximango motor glider

It was getting harder and harder to find a unique aircraft that I hadn't flown before, but since the start of this series, I've been offered the chance to fly some really unique aircraft. Taking them...

 

Space travel revisited

Proceed direct to earth Admitting they get few requests but were happy to oblige (after confirming our arrival with the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) Tower), Orlando Approach advised us to expect...

 

We are part of the community

Aviation as a whole is global in reach and scope, yet it maintains a feel of a tight-knit family. How often have you experienced, or overheard someone say they ran into someone they know at some...

 

Did you know...

Boeing forecasts that between 2016 and 2035, the world's commercial aviation industry will require approximately: • 617,000 new commercial airline pilots • 679,000 new commercial airline...

 

TZD Initiative -Airside

I don’t know how many people are still flying that remember seeing Ken Patz and Verdon Kleimenhagen doing safety seminars throughout Minnesota. Probably more of you remember Mark Schreier, Steve Szymanski, Marlan Perhus and me making the circuit,...

 

From the Director's Desk

This has been a very busy year for us and 2017 looks even busier. We had a great experience at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 where we shared an exhibit with volunteers from Minnesota airport communities. Together we spoke to hundreds of folks to encour...

 

Are you ready?

Starting January 1, 2020, you must be equipped with ADS-B Out to fly in most controlled airspace. Federal Regulations 14 CFR 91.225 and 14 CFR 91.227 contain the details. Quite simply, Automatic...

 

Airport of the Month - Eveleth Virginia

If any two Minnesota Cities could be said to have a lot in common, it would be Virginia and Eveleth. They share a geographic location called the Mesabi Iron Range, or simply "The Range." Both started...

 
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