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Special to the Minnesota Flyer Wichita, KA. Lawrence McCabe, Minnesota's Commissioner of Aeronautics, speaking at the annual conference here of the Aviation/Space Writers Association, won praise for...

 

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Two new board members were voted in by Women in Aviation International members at the organization's 30th annual membership meeting held in Long Beach, California. The two newly-elected board members,...

 
 By Sherry Booen    News    May 1, 2019

From the Archives - December 1971

How do you say goodbye to an airplane? Not just any airplane, but a silver winged giant that has been a part of your life for the last 12 years. Not the prettiest flying machine in the world, but her...

 

ICE REPORT

Thanks to all who joined us for ICEPORT 2019. I trust everyone had a spectacular time. I would especially like to thank Mac's Twin Bay for doing such a fantastic job plowing us a beautiful "iceway"...

 
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Schweiss Doors updates installation/delivery truck Schweiss Doors has manufactured a new-design utility box for its bifold and hydraulic door installers to use at the jobsite to improve the...

 
 By Carl Tetzloff    News    May 1, 2019

A memorable cross country

To paraphrase the title of a long-standing monthly feature in Flying Magazine: From this I learned more about flying. It was May 1990. My instrument ticket, gained in a concentrated 2-week effort at Lunken field, Cincinnati, was 5 months old. I had...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    May 1, 2019

A GREAT Minnesota Aviation Gathering

The Minnesota Pilots Association met on Friday and Saturday, April 26-26, at a new location this year, Buffalo Municipal Airport west of the Twin Cities for their Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

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(Columbia, SC) SC Aerospace, an industry cluster of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness (the Council) has named Don Myers, as Advisory Board Chair. Don is the Director of Aerospace Sales &am...

 
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Fellow Apollo astronaut Joe Engle also part of July 26 evening program, EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin (April 2, 2019) , Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins will be the featured guest as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 commemorates...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

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USAF and Air Combat Command working with EAA on aircraft demonstrations EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (March 29, 2019) — A roster of the most legendary American military aircraft in history, from iconic World War II airplanes to...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

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Minneapolis, MN – Aerospace Welding Minneapolis, Inc. (AWI) has received a PMA from the FAA to produce and sell new replacement exhaust stacks and mufflers for the popular Piper PA 28R-200/201/201T...

 
 News    May 1, 2019

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EAA invites all flying P-51 aircraft to Oshkosh for this summer’s activities EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (April 27, 2019) — World War II ace Clarence “Bud” Anderson, a National Aviation Hall of Fame member who was a triple...

 
 By Mike Kaszuba    News    April 1, 2019

Miss Mitchell

Seventy-five years after rolling off the assembly line, Miss Mitchell will be pulled out of a hangar this Spring after a long winter of maintenance. Its engines, belching smoke, will loudly come to li...

 
 By Lois E. Johnson    News    April 1, 2019

Career day offers opportunity to talk about a career in aviation

An RJ85 air tanker flying over the forest, dumping bright pink clouds of fire retardant, was shown to Moose Lake High School students on a video by Captain Todd Olson during Career Day on Feb. 28....

 
 By Rick Mercil    News    April 1, 2019

40 Years in the right seat

Sitting right seat for most pilots means that the Pilot in Command is the person who is seated next to you and your job is to do what they ask you to do, or what the Crew Resource Manual dictates....

 

Aviation Briefs

Cirrus Aircraft announced in late February that new customer aircraft deliveries for the company’s best-selling SR Series showed steady growth and reached 380 aircraft in 2018, an increase of seven percent over 2017. The company also announced...

 

Newsbrief

The dazzling drone light show that made its debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh last year is returning in 2019, with more than 100 lighted drones taking flight during the night air shows on July 24 and 27 during the “World’s Greatest Aviation...

 
 By Tanis    News    April 1, 2019

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Glenwood, MN; March 5, 2019 - Tanis Aircraft Products announced today the FAA Supplemental Type Certification SR04343CH and the availability of its helicopter preconditioning system for the Erickson S-64 Aircrane. Erickson is a leading aerospace...

 

The 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference

The 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference accomplished its goal to Connect. Engage. Inspire at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, on March 14-16, 2019. This conference marked 30 years since WAI President Dr....

 
 By Barney Schwartz    News    April 1, 2019

FROM THE ARCHIVES - December 1972

Generally, records are made to be broken or duplicated. Not so with this one. Ralph Johnstone and Archie Hoxsey set a flying record which has never been matched. It was a windswept day at Belmont Park...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    March 1, 2019

May your day be joyfully blessed!

Charlotte, in one of the last few precious days, had some moments for laughter. She thought it would be funny I would be writing in this space instead of having her do much of the work. This is a...

 
 By Bob Heavirland    News    March 1, 2019

A beautiful February day for a Fly-In

Thanks to Bob Heavirland for the following report and photos from the recent Aitkin Fly-In for Ski planes and Wheel planes. FINALLY, we had a Saturday (2-16-19) that was a nice day to fly! There were...

 
 By Schweiss Doors    News    March 1, 2019

NEWSBRIEF

FAIRFAX, Minn., February 5, 2019 – Agtegra Cooperative has expanded its service area to reach rural customers in 60 communities throughout North and South Dakota. One of those communities is...

 
 By Dan McDowell    News    March 1, 2019

NEWSBRIEF

“Approximately 75% of tactical decision errors that led to accidents investigated by the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) were identified as plan continuation errors. These errors occur when a pilot inappropriately continues with a...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    February 1, 2019

Wiley excels both as pilot and business owner

Barb Wiley can be considered a pioneer in aviation in state and nation, but she doesn't want to be considered that. As one of the first commercial women pilots in the nation and the first with North C...

 

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