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 By MAHoF    News    December 1, 2017

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame announces scholarship availability

The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame (MAHoF) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to be awarded at the Annual MAHoF Induction Banquet. These scholarships will be awarded to...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    Cover    December 1, 2017

Accelerated Aviation Instruction at your service!

Jim Jacobson, owner of Accelerated Aviation Instruction in Albert Lea, Minnesota does a little holiday kidding around with his Christmas tree atop the Seminole used in multi-engine flight...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    December 1, 2017

Accelerated Aviation Instruction gains space

In 2015, Jim Jacobson entered into an agreement with Albert Lea Municipal Airport FBO owner, Jim Hanson to provide flight instruction from a building on the airport grounds. Both understood plans for...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    December 1, 2017

Sound advice from Tracy Municipal Airport

It's been said the best leaders are not those who gather huge numbers of followers, but those who empower others. Such a man is 91-year-old Homer Dobson. "When you write this article, stress the...

 

Prepared for winter's flight

Flying in winter can literally be a breath-taking experience. From the air, the vistas of snow covered open land punctuated by the green of pine forests, can be awe inspiring in its simplicity and...

 

Your Airport: A Local invitation to the World

Tourism is a valuable source of revenue for many "mom & pop" shops in many communities throughout the state and nation. From a more local viewpoint, tourism can be a significant source of tax...

 

For EMERGENCY use only!

Every pilot, and likely most people who have anything to do with the flying side of aviation, know that frequency 121.500 MHz (VHF) is dedicated to emergencies and distress calls specifically. It...

 

Mentoring is a key to success

In a recent Aeronautics Technical Bulletin article by this author titled; More than 637,000 new opportunities, I said 'there are 637,000 + opportunities for experienced pilots, technicians, or anyone...

 

From the Director's Desk

Have you ever attended a "needs meeting" for your airport? Nearly two thirds of Minnesota's publicly owned airports have completed their needs meetings for this first cycle. What is a Needs Meeting...

 

Captain Winthrop "Lee" Bradshaw

Lee purchased an Aviat Husky to tow gliders for his operation at Osceola, Wisconsin. He still loved to fly aerobatics, so he purchased a Great Lakes biplane. Lee was one of the first people in the...

 

Airport of the Month

East Gull Lake is a modest size town in central Minnesota. It was incorporated in 1947, but the community was there long before it became an actual city. About 2,000 people are full time residents....

 

Flying with Glaucoma: A CACI Condition

I don't know about you but that kind of call from ATC always gives me the willies. Someone is buzzing around out there. They don't have enough sense to turn on their transponder, if they have one,...

 

The Mystery Airplane Contest

Airbus, known for its flyby wire airliners, including the popular A320 series and the gigantic A380, also produces military aircraft. The A400M Atlas turboprop transport was designed to replace the...

 
 By Staff    Events   

Upcoming Events

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MNPilots Hangar Flying

Winter is upon us as we near the Christmas Season. The first major snowstorm is upon us as I write this column, a bit of a shock as we have basked in unusually warm weather for Minnesota this fall....

 

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