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 By C.M. Swanson    News    December 1, 2018 

Benefits beyond flying

Flight Unlimited President, Reverend Linton Scott introduces inner-city kids to general aviation for much more than the thrill of riding in an airplane. Based at Crystal Airport, Flight Unlimited's...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    December 1, 2018 

Eating with history in mind

It takes a man of vision to see potential for a thriving restaurant in a space located away from foot traffic, devoid of retail business, housed in the last building on a dead-end road. However,...

 
 By Academy College    News    December 1, 2018 

Academy College Establishes Preferred Hiring Programs

Academy College, located in Bloomington, MN, has established Preferred Hiring Agreements with CommutAir/United Express, GoJet Airlines, Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines, and Redwing Aero Company. These programs create opportunities in these companies for...

 
 By Brian Ryks    News    November 1, 2018

Believing in people

Brian Ryks thinks a lot about people. As Executive Director and CEO of the Metropolitan Airport Commission (MAC), thinking about people is an inherent part of the job. However, it's what Ryks thinks...

 
 By AOPA    News    November 1, 2018

FAA relaunches ADS-B rebate

The FAA on Oct. 12 reopened the $500 rebate program to support Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out equipage. The program that had ended in September 2017 will now close Oct. 11, 2019. The previous rebate program, which ran from...

 
 By Tree of Hope    News    November 1, 2018

Tree of Hope

Toy collection for the 2018 Tree of Hope is set for Saturday, December 1st at 1:00 p.m. at Maple Lake Airport (MGG). All volunteer organization so all money goes directly to toys for the children. In...

 

From the Archives

In fond memory of Minnesota Flyer founder Sherman P. Booen 1913-2011....

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    November 1, 2018

Girls in Aviation Day held at Flying Cloud

During its fourth annual Girls in Aviation Day, 200 Stars of the North volunteers assisted 1,400 attendees at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie where girls experienced STEM and aviation careers...

 

Girls in Aviation Day an international success

Women in Aviation International chapters have been surveyed. Results show Girls in Aviation Day 2018 accomplished its goal of introducing a record number of girls ages 8 to 17 to the career and...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    November 1, 2018

The L.A. side of Backus

It's all very hush-hush until timing is right for the official announcement. However, Backus residents couldn't help but notice the professional film crew at the Bayside Resort dock on Pine Mountain...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    November 1, 2018

Living where you fly

When it comes to advocating for a permanent resident living at a community airport, Ed and Connie Newberg, have, quite literally, lived their convictions for 38 years. When they got married in 1977,...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    November 1, 2018

Christmas excitement drawn from past

Going back in the old Mystery Plane Contest files from the days when I wrote the column, I was enthralled by a Christmastime event and the response I received from you FLYER readers. Let me explain....

 

Solma attends Academy College on scholarship

Since 2015, Academy College has donated an Aircraft Dispatcher Course to the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Schedulers and Dispatch scholarship program. This scholarship provides the...

 
 By Amelia Walsh    News    October 1, 2018

Rep. Erik Paulsen joins AOPA at Minnesota Meet and Greet

Local pilots, AOPA members, and aviation aficionados welcomed Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) to the Flying Cloud Airport in late August for a Meet and Greet hosted by AOPA to discuss matters important...

 
 By Tom Lymburn    News    October 1, 2018

The Winds of Reno

The dusty black Nissan rests by the "4C" pillar. I ditch the empty water bottles and other trash in a nearby can and settle in for the drive to Stead. We're staying at the Peppermill, a nice hotel...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    October 1, 2018

Third Annual Grass is a Gas Poker Run

After a June postponement, the 3rd Annual Grass is a Gas Poker Run took flight on Saturday Sept. 8, starting at Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport. A beautiful day and plentiful prizes resulted in a...

 
 By Paul Jachman    News    October 1, 2018

Flying Old; Three Olds Make It Right

Life occasionally offers an opportunity to return to some significant place in time of the past, offering its mixed feelings somewhere between nostalgia and euphoria. It may be a class reunion and...

 
 By C.M Swanson    News    October 1, 2018

Flying Cloud Air Tour time!

With so many wonderful things to be said about the annual Flying Cloud Air Tour it may be a challenge to know where to begin. However, at the top of the list are the organizational skills of...

 
 By Bob Heavirland    News    October 1, 2018

Mora Fly-In

September 15 and the tops of the Poplar trees are starting to turn yellow as aircraft converged on Mora for the Lions Cub annual Fly in breakfast. Aircraft were coming and going all morning a jet...

 
 By Tom Foster    News    October 1, 2018

Making the most of Aviation

Boxing Day is a uniquely British holiday. The day after Christmas, aristocrats present servants with gifts (in boxes) and working folks get the day off. During World War II, U.S. Army's Eighth Air For...

 

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame announces scholarships

The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame announces four aviation scholarships, available for students in the Minnesota area. Each scholarship is for $1,500. Information about applying for a scholarship can be found on the website: www....

 

WAI Receives $12,000 Grant from the ISTAT Foundation

Women in Aviation International received a $12,000 grant from the International Society of Transport Aircraft Training (ISTAT) Foundation, which funds educational programs that advance commercial aviation. This is the fourth year that WAI has receive...

 
 By Tom Lymburn    News    September 1, 2018

Oshkosh Vignettes

Tom Lymburn The railroad VFR traffic follows from Ripon, runs through little Pickett (unincorporated) to Oshkosh via Fisk. Pickett hasn't changed much in the 34 years I've been going to EAA. The gas...

 
 By Rick Mercil    News    September 1, 2018

Family flying adventure

Thanks to Minnesota Flyer reader, Rick Mercil, owner of Ricks Aviation Adventures for sharing his adventure of beating the crowds to share time exclusively with his family. In the middle of a hot...

 

Milaca Fly-In/Camp-In

Thanks to Minnesota Flyer reader, Bob Heavirland for taking the time and effort to share photos and a few words about his experience attending the Milaca Municipal Airport's 50th Annual...

 

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