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 By Ray Pittman    News    October 1, 2019 

"DOC" at Holman Field

In July, St. Paul's Holman Field was visited by the beautifully restored B-29 "DOC." The public was able to tour the cockpit and rides were also available during the two day stay. The bomber was...

 
 By Ray Pittman    News    October 1, 2019 

Duluth Air Show

Unfortunately, we couldn't be there but once again, Ray Pittman came through with some great photos for us from the 2019 Duluth Air Show!...

 
 By Robert Heavirland    News    October 1, 2019 

"Sodbusters STOL Competition"

Milaca Airport became the home of "Sodbusters STOL Competition" Aug. 2-3, 2019. Milaca has one of the nicest grass runways in the state which proved to be an ideal setting for this Short Take Off and...

 

Sodbusters Stol Competition Results

These are the charts for the Sodbusters Stol Competition held at Milaca Airport on August 2-3, 2019. Information provided by Robert Heavirland....

 
 By Brandon Montane    News    October 1, 2019 

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame 2020 Inductee:

Major General Gene Andreotti was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. He took his first airplane ride in 1952 in a J-3 Cub at Holman Field with aviation pioneer Al Brandt. He received his Private License...

 
 By Ray Pittman    News    October 1, 2019 

Wings of the North AirExpo 2019

Ray Pittman provided these outstanding photos from the "Wings of the North Air Show" at Flying Cloud Airport, Eden, Mn! Thank you Ray!...

 

From the Archives November 1972

While looking through the archives for a piece to share, I came across this letter regarding Waldo Anderson. Waldo has been a long time subscriber and supporter of the Minnesota Flyer magazine and...

 

Oshkosh Photo

Mitch Oskowski snapped this photo of Scott Granger, a retired Delta pilot who was at Oshkosh 2019, proudly wearing a Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering baseball cap with the Minnesota Flyer logo on...

 
 By Tom Lymburn    News    September 1, 2019

Sketches and Traditions: Oshkosh 2019

"Mud, mud, glorious mud – Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood..." From "The Hippopotamus Song" by Michael Flanders and Donald Swan More like curdling or boiling the blood. 2019 seemed a...

 
 By Jack Pelton    News    September 1, 2019

Oshkosh 2019

"What I'm most proud of this year is how our volunteers, staff, and the community joined to overcome the challenges resulting from the massive storms that hit the airport and campground just prior to...

 

MnDOT Award Given

Minnesota Flyer reader, Craig M. Rodamaker was recently awarded the top "Gold Level" award from MNDOT Aeronautics for completing their "Fly Minnesota Airports Passport" program. Craig states that...

 
 By Bob Heavirland    News    August 1, 2019

Isle Fly-In

Isle had a very successful fly in on Sunday, July 14th. The threat of storms held off and the weather was beautiful. We had 45 planes fly in to land on the nicely manicured grass runway. Local...

 
 By Pat Halligan    News    August 1, 2019

Pilots are happier on a full stomach

On Saturday June 29th, I was lucky enough to be invited to go flying with my friend, Jay, in his C-206 with amphibious floats. We departed Balsam Lake, Wisconsin at 0900 and picked up a heading of...

 

More Fly-In Fun to Share

Here are a few photos showing some the activities offered at Crystal Open House/Fly-In, June 30th St. Cloud Regional Airport. The day offered much for young and old alike....

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    August 1, 2019

Fun fly-in despite the weather

Lots of people came out to the Aitkin Fly-in on Sunday, June 30 despite the less than ideal weather. There were lots of displays, wild rice pancakes, and also classic cars. Tractors also gave rides...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    August 1, 2019

50 years of safe flying

During the Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering two months ago, the 2018-19 recipients of the FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Awards were announced. These awards mark 50 years of safe ying. They are...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    August 1, 2019

More from GMAG 2019

The 99s is an International organization of women pilots started in 1929 by 99 women who recognized the need for an organization to mentor, educate and support women in their aviation endeavors....

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    August 1, 2019

Gordon Lewis recognized for 300+ Angel Flights

Gordon "Gordy" Lewis receives an award at the Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering in May for flying over 300 Angel Flights in his Cirrus SR22. Gordy learned to fly in his 70's and celebrated his 92nd...

 

From the Archives

Thirty years difference. 37h.p E-2 Cub, same model which first flew 30 years ago on September 12, 1930, chugs along at 55 m.p.h. top speed with owner Luther Johnson, Greenville, S.C., at the controls...

 

News Brief

Minneapolis, MN – Replacement exhaust collector assemblies are available for Cessna 180/182s through Aerospace Welding Inc. Minneapolis (AWI). Manufactured with a PMA and fabricated with the same materials used in the factory original systems, the...

 
 By V. Jones    News    July 1, 2019

It was a beautiful day for a Fly-In

Good weather is what everyone hopes for when planning an outside event and that is just what Grand Rapids EAA Chapter 412 had for their Fly-In breakfast held on June 1st. After a cool morning, it...

 
 By V. Jones    News    July 1, 2019

Another successful Fly-In /Drive-In Breakfast

Once again, aside from a little wind, the weather was perfect for a fly-in event! The Lakes Flying Club Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast on Sat., June 15th, had a lot to offer. Planes, as...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 1, 2019

His Dreams are Taking Off

Michael Lilya, 19, of Moose Lake always wanted to fly. One of his first words were "plane," said his mother Sheryl. "As long as I can remember, I have wanted to fly," Michael said. In March 2018, he...

 

ASTM International

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., June 26, 2019 – ASTM International, a global standards leader, today published its first-ever technical report, a new type of offering. The organization’s first technical report serves as a guide, providing a framework for...

 

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