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 By Bethany Helwig    News    June 1, 2020

Flyovers honoring those on COVID-19 frontlines

Moose Lake was able to enjoy being a part of a statewide effort made by the National Guard to honor those on the COVID-19 frontlines. On Wednesday, May 13, pilots from the Minnesota National Guard's 1...

 
 By Randle Corfman    News    May 1, 2020

Hangar Flying

We are all pretty worn down by the precautions that were electively taken by our governor with regard to the COVID-19 virus, and many of us are pretty much over it. It is time to get back to doing...

 
 By Tom Foster    News    May 1, 2020

"AMONG THE FEW"

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had a way with the English language. He also liked the sound of his own voice. Many of his speeches in Parliament lasted so long that some members were nearly...

 
 By Dan McDowell    News    May 1, 2020

From the Archives - June 2000

Most aviators recognize the power of lightning, but few understand this unique natural phenomenon. Take time to review a few facts about lightning. 1. A typical thunderstorm lasts about 30 minutes....

 
 By Dan McDowell    News    May 1, 2020

From the Archives - March 2000

When we think about how far air travel and space travel have come since the first drawings of da Vinci to the most recent flight of the space shuttle, we are truly amazed. Now imagine what can be coming in the next century or even just in the next te...

 
 By Tom Lymburn    News    May 1, 2020

Confessions of an Airshow Announcer-Merlin Magic

The Aero Shell Team snarled its way into the air. As usual, their formation was superb. Once the four Texans turned northeast, away from Runway 36, we resumed our conversation. "You've announced for...

 
 By Alexandria Gossen    News    May 1, 2020

2,000 Ft. Social Distancing: An Afternoon with a Pilot

Written by Alexandria Gossen, a student at Concordia College St. Paul, reprinted with permission from the Hinckley News. Social distancing has become a life-saving lifestyle, but it can be difficult...

 
 By Robert W. Bunke    News    May 1, 2020

The Joy of Flight

As I roll to the start of the runway, I look eagerly to the sky for the tower has cleared me for takeoff and again I am committed to fly. As the nose of the airplane lines up with the solid white line on the black, there is a feeling of joy as the en...

 
 By Tom Lymburn    News    April 1, 2020

Confessions of an Airshow Announcer... Trimotor Showcase

"Hey, aren't you the dude who announces up at Anoka?" He wore three Canon cameras, all with long expensive telephoto lenses, a sleeveless T-shirt, baggy cargo shorts, and sandals. His nose and...

 

WAI 2020 Conference Hosts Record Number of Attendees & Exhibitors

WAI Three days focused on workforce issues, professional development & education seminars, and Girls in Aviation Day Orlando, Florida March 8, 2020 – Women in Aviation International held another successful annual gathering during the 31st Annual...

 
 By Brandon Montanye    News    April 1, 2020

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame 2020 Inductee:

James "Jim" Baker is a native of Mankato, MN. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps at the age of 18. He learned to fly at Luke Field in Phoenix, Arizona. He conducted his solo flight in a Stearman....

 

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Press Release

March 18, 2020 Due to recent events and to help prevent the spread of the novel COVID-19 virus, the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame (MAHOF) has decided to postpone our annual Inductee Banquet. It will be held in the same location, at the MSP...

 

EAA AVIATION WEBINARS START SECOND DECADE OF OFFERING AVIATION KNOWLEDGE, COMMUNITY

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (March 18, 2020) Even as in-person aviation gatherings have become less available this spring, EAA’s webinar series begins a second decade of providing aviation information, knowledge, and community to...

 

WAI-University of Nebraska Omaha Studies Seek to Build Women in Aviation Ranks

Results to inform recruitment strategies and retention of women aviation. March 6, 2020 – Recognizing the global aviation industry is facing an unprecedented challenge to meet the hiring needs of aviation professionals in the workforce, Women in...

 
 By Wayne Flury    News    April 1, 2020

Third Annual EAA Chapter 878 Chili Feed Fly-In held at Buffalo Airport

On February 15, the main hangar of West Metro Aviation was filled with the aroma of hot chili as EAA Chapter 878 hosted their 3rd Annual Chili Feed Fly-In/Drive-In at the Buffalo (MN) airport. Mike...

 
 By Tom Foster    News    April 1, 2020

The Marine Corps Ball

My blood pressure was about to spike. The youngest daughter had just told me she was going to the Marine Corps Ball. This was a successful and self-assured young woman, who could take care of herself...

 
 By Jeremy D. Dando    News    March 1, 2020

Flash Mob Fly-In 2020

Highlights and photos: Courtesy of aviation writer/photographer Jeremy D. Dando Aviators in Minnesota are hardy folks. They do not let the long cold winters put an end to their flying. Not wanting to...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    March 1, 2020

Isle Airport future to be decided in April

Isle Airport Flying Club member Dave Retka terms it a "fight for survival" of the Isle Airport in a letter to airport supporters in early January. After growing membership of the club and making a pos...

 
 By Brandon Montanye    News    March 1, 2020

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame

Born in Bremerton, Washington, on June 7, 1945, Hancock lived in Washington until he was 22. This is where he learned to fly and in 1963, soloed in a Cessna 140. He learned to fly in a Cessna 140 and...

 
 By Brandon Montanye    News    March 1, 2020

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame

William "Bill" Mavencamp was born in Maple Lake, Minnesota on January 19, 1927. His first airplane ride was with a barnstormer in a biplane at the age of 6 in his hometown. In 1947 he soloed in a J3...

 
 By Macklin Caruso    News    March 1, 2020

MnDOT releases AirportFinder: a digital Minnesota airport directory

Minnesota is a vast and rural state, with much of it remaining unknown to outside residents. However, with the release of a new app, aiming to familiarize pilots with the state’s airports, flying over Minnesota’s endless forests and prairies...

 

Proposed Remote ID Rule Contains Concerning Requirements

January 16, 2020 - EAA is very concerned that the FAA's proposed rule on Remote Identification (RID) of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) could have a severe detrimental impact on traditional model...

 

Donald Clinton Berndt

Donald Berndt, of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, lived to age 95 and passed peacefully after suffering a stroke on December 15, 2019. Donald was born at home near Mayer, Minnesota, prematurely, after his mother suffered a fall on the ice on their farm....

 
 By Dan McDowell    News    February 1, 2020

Spatial Disorientation Basics

Spatial disorientation can be defined quite simply as the inability to correctly orient oneself with respect to the earth’s surface. It is caused by a variety of sensory illusions. Pilots are especially vulnerable at night and in certain weather...

 

Joelle Petersen's Alaskan journey through her grandfather's flight logs

In 1965 Gus DeWeedt was flying over Anchorage, Alaska when he was caught in a sudden storm. He lost control of his plane and crashed, killing him. One year later his granddaughter, Joelle Petersen, wa...

 

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