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Fall Flying Helps Aviators Savor Friendships

Fall flying is my favorite time of the year to fly and enjoy the view we see as we fly over beautiful Minnesota. The air is crisp, the colors are amazing and I think we savor the moments we can spend...

 

September 11 Remains An Important Date In Aviation History

Time seems to fly by (pun intended), as I get older. I remember my dad telling me, when he was in his 70's, "Randy, when you hit 60 time goes by very quickly." He was right about this and many other...

 

Tiedowns Remain An Important Airport Amenity

It has been a very enjoyable summer this year, sweetened by the proliferation of fly in events following a year of “lockdown.” We rejoice in the opportunity to spend time with our flying friends...

 

Association Membership Makes GMAG Awards Possible

We are often asked what benefits are received when joining the Minnesota Pilots Association. It is certainly a fair question. I am not sure about you, but I grew weary of solicitations last year...

 

GMAG Volunteers Create Another Great Event

Another Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering (GMAG) has come and gone, the 7th annual event. We truly hope you enjoyed YOUR event again this year. One of the unique things about our event is that it...

 

GMAG's return brings fresh air, airplanes, aviators

The 2021 Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering (GMAG) is just around the corner and we truly hope to see you at the Buffalo Municipal Airport (KCFE) on Friday and Saturday, May 21-22, 2021! We have put...

 

Spring Is A Great Time For Recurrent Training

At long last the grass is starting to uncover from the snow, and even though brown wisps of green are visible. Spring is in the air and we are feeling the excitement that accompanies the melting of...

 

Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering Gets Green Light

At long last we received word from the City of Buffalo that we are welcome to hold the 2021 Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering at the Buffalo Municipal Airport (KCFE) on Friday and Saturday, May...

 

The Only Constant Is Change

“The only constant is change.” That phrase has been attributed to Albert Einstein, the brilliant physicist who was able to address quite abstract concepts and shape the way we approach many...

 

Remembering our Aviation Docs & Mechanics

The Holiday Season is a time to reflect on the past and to take time to put things into perspective, and to celebrate life, friends and family. It is also a time to give thanks to those who have made...

 

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Charlie Seitz was my primary flight instructor in Wichita, Kansas, long, long ago. He taught me many long-lasting lessons, not the least of which was to get recurrent training from a flight...

 

In person gatherings?

Let’s face it, “the times…they are a’changing”. The Minnesota Pilots Association has seriously questioned the wisdom of continuing “in person” gatherings in this time of heightened...

 

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

The Minnesota Pilots Association is very much looking forward to seeing 2020 in our rear view mirror... It has been nice to see pilots out, however, flying to destinations across our State and region this summer. We have noticed an increase in the...

 

On A Personal Note

One of the things I enjoy most about being an aviation medical examiner is the opportunity given to me to meet pilots from many parts of the state, from many walks of life. I have refrained from...

 

Mn Pilots Hangar Flying

Want to create an adventure, regardless of your age? Pick up the phone, call 2 or 3 people who you enjoy and who you trust to fly with and organize a flying trip someplace. The place doesn’t have to... Full story

 

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Staying “young” is an important concept, I think, generally speaking. We all try to stay young to some extent, even as we reach advanced ages (the older I get the older the definition of advanced... Full story

 

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Uncertain times. We are certainly uncertain as I write this column. Our lives have changed drastically since I wrote last month’s column and we just don’t know which way is up about many things.... Full story

 

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A frequent question posed to members of the Minnesota Pilots Association is “Why should I become a member? What would membership do for me?” That was a question that the founding members of the... Full story

 

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One of the nice things about cold weather is the opportunity to sit down on the couch, or in our favorite chair, and think about things we would like to do when the weather warms up, when spring... Full story

 

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We are just coming off of a good year in 2019, looking forward to an even better year in 2020! One of the things I like most about the Holiday Season that we just experienced is the “Spirit of... Full story

 

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The Holiday Season is upon us and with this wonderful time of the year comes the opportunity to enjoy time with our coworkers, our friends, our families…and even our flying friends. We know that it... Full story

 

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We have so much to be thankful for as aviators in Minnesota, and it is a pleasure to be able to do so as we look back on 2019. We are so grateful to the City of Buffalo, Minnesota, for hosting the... Full story

 

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I hope you were able to read the September installment of Hangar Flying, but if you didn’t please retrieve that issue of the Minnesota Flyer. In that article I used Charles Dickens first sentence... Full story

 

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They are the best of airports, they are the worst of airports. What makes an airport the best? Or the worst? There surely are a wide variety of airports in Minnesota, each with not only different... Full story

 

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I would like to take a few moments to give thanks to those who are part of our airborne emergency medical service teams. The recent tragedy at Brainerd brought forth the reality that the flight crew p... Full story

 

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