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 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...

 
 By Patrick Halligan    News    October 1, 2018 

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...

 

Welcome to Surfside

A welcoming body of water, a grass strip, airplanes, a pig roast, corn on the cob dipped in butter, and the camaraderie of fellow aviators...what more does a warm summer afternoon need to be great?...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    September 1, 2018

Elbow Lake Airport Fly-In supports local Flekkefest

Prairie Air FBO at the Elbow Lake Municipal Airport joyfully joins in uniting their community during Flekkefest, billed by the city as the annual celebration of everything Scandinavian. "Every year...

 
 By Wipaire Inc    News    September 1, 2018

Wipaire marks milestone

Wipaire, Inc. and Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) celebrated the delivery of the 100th set of Wipline 8750 floats on MAF's latest Cessna Caravan. First certified in July 2012, the Wipline 8750...

 

Plans Underway for WAI Girls in Aviation Day 2018

In the Women in Aviation International's network of more than 115 chapters, corporate members, and partners, are making their plans for individual events for Girls in Aviation Day 2018. Celebrated...

 

Ely Helicopter Services wins Star Master Builder Best Hangar competition

FAIRFAX, Minnesota. Winning an award for a job well done is surely gratifying, but a satisfied customer is the top priority among craftsmen in any field. Bill Buckner of B&B Welding in Sallisaw,...

 

Brigham Nelson receives $10,000 scholarship

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...

 

Fly-In Breakfast fundraiser

This year, the Lions Club of New Ulm is preparing for 1,800 to attend their annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, a number based on last year’s 1,700 breakfasts served. Proceeds of the event are donated to organizations that help people with challenges...

 

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame to induct seven individuals in 2019

The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame has completed their selection process for 2019. The following persons will be inducted at a Spring, 2019 banquet: Brian Addis, FBO of Wings, Inc., seaplane pilot,...

 

From the Archives

Booen was born in Glenville, Minnesota, and learned to fly at Albert Lea in the Civil Pilot Training Program (CPT) before World War II. In 1942, he was assigned to the Air Material Command at Dayton,...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    August 1, 2018

Wings of the North AirExpo 2018

New to Wings of the North AirExpo for 2018 was Northland Community Technical College Aerospace's DRONE TECH program. UAS Instructor/Program Manager Jon Beck and Boy Scouts of Northern Star Council...

 

Mitchell Gossman

Why would a pilot want to fly to all 135 of Minnesota's airports? Lots of reasons. Consider adding the "Fly Minnesota!" program to your list. After you land at 130 out of 135 airports and participate...

 
 By Bob Heavirland    News    August 1, 2018

ISLE Fly-In serves over 600 breakfasts

Thanks to Bob Heavirland for the following report and photos from the Isle Fly-In of July 7-8 Fly-In. Heavirland joined the Isle Flying Club three years ago. Isle Airport is a private grass strip...

 
 By Don Lilienthal    News    August 1, 2018

Starbuck Airport draws community

Thanks to Don Lilienthal for the following report and photos from the Starbuck Fly-In breakfast. The Starbuck Fly-In was held on Saturday, July 7. It was a windy day but no rain. We have a soft grass...

 

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