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 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...

 
 By Kari Sundberg    News    February 1, 2019

"To a land where joys will never end, I'll fly away..."

Bound for Alaska, Jim and Gloria Holte left this earth together on Monday, June 1st (2015). The two passed away as a result of an airplane accident near Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. The...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    February 1, 2019

Hawk Aviation grows from passion of flying

Everyone knows where they were on Sept. 11, 2001, Mark Nelson, the owner of Hawk Aviation in Rush City included. Just the day before, he broke ground on a new hangar for his business. This did not...

 

Tickets available for the 30th annual Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame induction banquet.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 27, at the Doubletree Hotel, 7800 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington. Tickets to the event and dinner cost $55. Mail your checks to Mail reservations and write check to: MAHOF, 6281 Mallory Lane, Eden Prairie, MN...

 
 By Bob Heavirland    News    January 1, 2019

Flash Mob Fly-in

This is just a sample of the power of social media and a nice day to go flying after weeks of low visibility keeping many of us grounded. On Thursday December 13 at 6:23 p.m. Ryan Nelson posted on Fac...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    January 1, 2019

Capturing the moment

Brad Thornberg takes pictures for the same reason he flies a Super Cub...for the joy of it. His interest in photography began as a child, largely due to his father's influence. "Ever since I was littl...

 
 By Mark Baker    News    January 1, 2019

Flying Blind

Before engine shutdown, pilots should be able to know how much money they will have to shell out when making a pit stop at one of our nation's thousands of fixed based operators (FBOs). But the...

 

Tree of Hope success despite inclement weather

Tree of Hope had another successful year thanks to all those that made donations and volunteered. Without people like you, Tree of Hope would not be successful. We were able to supply 40 hospitals...

 

What's in store for Girls in Aviation Day 2019

Girls in Aviation Day Long Beach will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2019, with approximately 250 girls ages 8 to 17 from the local area being introduced to the career and lifestyle possibilities available in aviation. Lt. General Stayce Harris...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    December 1, 2018

Benefits beyond flying

Flight Unlimited President, Reverend Linton Scott introduces inner-city kids to general aviation for much more than the thrill of riding in an airplane. Based at Crystal Airport, Flight Unlimited's...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    December 1, 2018

Eating with history in mind

It takes a man of vision to see potential for a thriving restaurant in a space located away from foot traffic, devoid of retail business, housed in the last building on a dead-end road. However,...

 

Academy College Establishes Preferred Hiring Programs

Academy College, located in Bloomington, MN, has established Preferred Hiring Agreements with CommutAir/United Express, GoJet Airlines, Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines, and Redwing Aero Company. These programs create opportunities in these companies for...

 
 By Brian Ryks    News    November 1, 2018

Believing in people

Brian Ryks thinks a lot about people. As Executive Director and CEO of the Metropolitan Airport Commission (MAC), thinking about people is an inherent part of the job. However, it's what Ryks thinks...

 
 By AOPA    News    November 1, 2018

FAA relaunches ADS-B rebate

The FAA on Oct. 12 reopened the $500 rebate program to support Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out equipage. The program that had ended in September 2017 will now close Oct. 11, 2019. The previous rebate program, which ran from...

 
 By Tree of Hope    News    November 1, 2018

Tree of Hope

Toy collection for the 2018 Tree of Hope is set for Saturday, December 1st at 1:00 p.m. at Maple Lake Airport (MGG). All volunteer organization so all money goes directly to toys for the children. In...

 

From the Archives

In fond memory of Minnesota Flyer founder Sherman P. Booen 1913-2011....

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    November 1, 2018

Girls in Aviation Day held at Flying Cloud

During its fourth annual Girls in Aviation Day, 200 Stars of the North volunteers assisted 1,400 attendees at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie where girls experienced STEM and aviation careers...

 

Girls in Aviation Day an international success

Women in Aviation International chapters have been surveyed. Results show Girls in Aviation Day 2018 accomplished its goal of introducing a record number of girls ages 8 to 17 to the career and...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    November 1, 2018

The L.A. side of Backus

It's all very hush-hush until timing is right for the official announcement. However, Backus residents couldn't help but notice the professional film crew at the Bayside Resort dock on Pine Mountain...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    November 1, 2018

Living where you fly

When it comes to advocating for a permanent resident living at a community airport, Ed and Connie Newberg, have, quite literally, lived their convictions for 38 years. When they got married in 1977,...

 
 By Noel Allard    News    November 1, 2018

Christmas excitement drawn from past

Going back in the old Mystery Plane Contest files from the days when I wrote the column, I was enthralled by a Christmastime event and the response I received from you FLYER readers. Let me explain....

 

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