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 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...

 
 News    August 1, 2019 

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...

 
 News    August 1, 2019 

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    August 1, 2019 

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...

 

Muffler Replacement

New Muffler Replacement Available for Cessna Skyhawks/Cardinals Minneapolis, MN – Aerospace Welding Minneapolis, Inc. (AWI), has been granted a PMA by the FAA allowing them to sell new replacement...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    July 1, 2019

Being a Medical Helicopter Pilot

Neal McCafferty found the perfect place to live and raise his family when they moved to Baxter, near Brainerd, to pilot helicopters for Life Link III, an air ambulance. "I'm loving my job and family...

 

New Mid-Year WAI Scholarship Winners Announced

Through a donor who wishes to be anonymous, Women in Aviation International has awarded an additional $73,000 in 17 individual scholarships to be put toward flight and aviation maintenance training. These scholarships winners are: WAI Private Pilot...

 

Small Electric Aircraft Bring the Future of Aviation

It is easy to say that, although small electric aircraft are at last selling, they are a negligible part of the overall aircraft market. Mistake. They will work up from the bottom to be mainstream. Airbus, Boeing and Rolls Royce know this, but many...

 

FROM THE ARCHIVES MARCH 1971

F. Lee Bailey, famed criminal lawyer, former Marine pilot, chats with FLYER editor Sherm Booen at the Helicopter Association Convention at Disneyland, California. Bailey recently purchased...

 

Additional Photos from the Moose Lake Fly-In/Drive-In breakfast

With so much to see and so many to talk to, we just couldn't fit all the photos in the original article....

 
 By Sherman P. Booen    News    July 1, 2019

From the Archives August 1972

Old 758B climbed out of FCM into a cloudless sky one Friday in July, and set course for Longville. In the right seat was son-in-law Bill Roberts, his lap full of maps and charts. He was getting his...

 

2020 WAI Scholarships Ready for Applications

With new scholarships being posted weekly, WAI is ready to accept applications for dozens of scholarships. Currently, there are 85 scholarships offered for flight training, scholastic study, maintenance training, and a variety of scholarships for...

 

STOL CONTEST

Milaca, MN – Milaca Airport (18Y), north of Minneapolis, will become the site for a new event called the Sodbusters STOL Competition. The event, being organized by Jeff Pohl, will be held on Saturday, August 3 beginning at 10:00 a.m. There will be...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    June 1, 2019

Thirtieth Annual Hall of Fame Induction is history

On the evening of April 27th, the Doubletree Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota was the scene of the thirtieth annual Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Banquet. The day of honors began in the afternoon with a get-together at Wings of the North...

 

Breezy Point Airport renamed in historic surprise announcement

Breezy Point Airport has been renamed Breezy Point Airport at Muller Field, in Honor of Longtime Manager and Army Veteran. Breezy Point, MN (May 4, 2019). Today marked an historic moment at the...

 

News Brief

South St. Paul, Minnesota - May 15,2019 Fire Boss, LLC delivered its 100th set of Fire Boss floats this month during an event held at their headquarters in South St. Paul, Minnesota. Accepting this...

 

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