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 By Academy College    News    November 1, 2019 

Academy College Announces 2019 Sherm Booen Legacy Scholarship Recipient

Established in 2016 to celebrate Academy College's 80th Anniversary, the scholarship provides $10,000 for one aviation degree seeking student pursuing a professional pilot career in honor of Sherm...

 

Winter is coming, "are you ready?"

The first question you should ask yourself is, if I am this cold now and I haven’t even left the ramp, how cold would I be if I had to execute an emergency landing when miles from a town or even just a mile from a farm house, for instance. Am I...

 
 By Tom Lymburn    News    November 1, 2019 

Confessions of an Airshow Announcer

It was a very wet Saturday morning and more heavy rain was forecast. It had been a year for it. Discover Aviation Days had been rained out and Red Wing's weather was less than polite. The motel...

 
 By Deb Klier    News    November 1, 2019 

Mark Your Calendar - Tree of Hope 2019

What is Tree of Hope? • Tree of Hope is an all-volunteer organization that started with the private aviation community when they saw a need for hospitals to have toys to for children in the...

 
 By Tom Foster    News    November 1, 2019 

COLD AND WARM

Ken Bresley was crazy about the bracing cold of winters in Walker, MN. Or maybe he was just crazy. Every February Ken would lead the "plunge." A group would cut a hole in the ice on Leech Lake, then...

 
 By Tom Lymburn    News    November 1, 2019 

Not Our Year: A Desert Disappointment

Sawbones has had a very successful Reno run without any major mechanical problems. Not this year. On a routine flight to burn off the 100LL so the tanks could be filled with racing fuel, the canopy...

 
 By Brandon Montane    News    November 1, 2019 

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame 2020 Inductee:

Glenn Hovland was a native of Austin, MN. Glenn's aviation interest was sparked at a young age after his first airplane ride in a Piper Cub. In 1941 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and became a...

 
 By Schweiss Doors    News    November 1, 2019 

Iowa high school aviation academy insists on hydraulic door from Schweiss Doors for its new hangar

FAIRFAX, MN., Sept. 4, 2019 It's not every day you see large aircraft moving through your city streets, but the construction of a new Des Moines, Iowa, School District training facility led to the...

 
 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!...

 

"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....

 

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...

 

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