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 By Tom Foster    News    July 1, 2021 

DNR Stocking Effort Features Flying Fish

Humans have been "stocking" fish for a couple millennia. Chinese palaces often featured ponds inhabited by ornamental fish and archaeological evidence suggests several Mediterranean civilizations...

 
 News    July 1, 2021 

MPA Recognizes Aviation Mechanics At GMAG

The Minnesota Pilots Association honored a recipient of the FAA's Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award and the 2021 Minnesota Pilots Association Aviation Technician Award recipient during the 2021...

 
 News    July 1, 2021 

FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award Recipients

The Minnesota Pilots Association honored the 2019-2021 recipients of the FAA's Wright Brothers Master Pilot Awards during the 2021 Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering at Buffalo Municipal Airport. The...

 
 News    July 1, 2021 

MPA Honors Pilots For Young Eagle Education

The Minnesota Pilots Association recently acknowledged Minnesota EAA chapters and individuals for their enthusiasm and support for getting Young Eagles into the air in 2019 and 2020. Plaques were...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    July 1, 2021 

Minnesota BT-13s Share Texas Connection

Minnesota's commitment to aviation history was well represented when the National WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater, Texas, reopened in early May after completion of a significant renovation and expansio...

 
 News    July 1, 2021 

Holiday Tree of Hope Organizing Summer Toy Drive

For 30 years, Holiday Tree of Hope has been collecting toys for children who are hospitalized during the holidays. The non-profit organization has served over 40 hospitals, shelters, and Ronald...

 
 By Tom Foster    News    July 1, 2021 

Navigation History Reveals A Highly Human Touch

Once there were navigators. Not a touchscreen gizmo made by Garmin or the weirdly mutated creatures that got hyped up on drugs to guide the Spacing Guild ships in Frank Hebert's novel "Dune." Actual...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    June 1, 2021

GMAG's Return Is A Terrific Success

The Seventh Annual Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering (GMAG) made a three-point landing with its May 21-22 return to Buffalo Municipal Airport (KCFE). More than 600 people attended the event, said...

 

Minnesota Pilots Association Honors Achievers

The Minnesota Pilots Association announced its Aviation Achievement Award winners at the 2021 Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering at Buffalo Municipal Airport. Tom Lymburn is an aviation historian,...

 
 By Jeremy D. Dando    News    June 1, 2021

Planes, Cars Pack Breezy Point Aviation Day

This year's version of the Breezy Point Aviation Days took place Saturday, May. 1. A sunny and unseasonably warm forecast produced lots of visiting aircraft. A quick count tallied almost 80 total...

 

Minnesota Pilots Association Presents Scholarships

The Minnesota Pilots Association announced its aviation scholarship winners at the 2021 Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering at Buffalo Municipal Airport. The recipient of the 2021 Janette Strathy Aviat...

 
 By Tom Foster    News    May 1, 2021

DNR Pilot Has Dual Vocational Title

Professional aviators frequently aspire to fly for an airline. Airlines are a big target, about 110,000 pilot positions exist in the United States. Some pilots want to be in corporate aviation, and ab...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    May 1, 2021

Wipaire Delivers Milestone Order

A recent milestone amphibious float delivery by South St. Paul-based Wipaire, Inc. brought back fond memories for the company's CEO and president. Chuck Wiplinger recalls when his father, Ben, and...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    May 1, 2021

Town Hall Recaps Crystal Runway Changes

The Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team's popular Saturday morning webinar series serving Flying Cloud Airport (KCFM) recently reached a new audience online. Laura Herrmann, FAASTeam...

 
 News    May 1, 2021

Wings of North Presents Dubay Scholarship

Wings of the North is pleased to announce Alyssa Voit as the non-profit organization's 2021 Dubay Scholarship winner. She was selected from among over 30 applications to receive this $2,000 scholarshi...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    May 1, 2021

Sunny Saturday Maintenance

Hangar 3 at Fleming Field in South St. Paul was a busy place Saturday, April 17. Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing volunteers completed a photo session featuring Miss Mitchell, the Wing's B-25J...

 
 By Tom Lymburn    News    May 1, 2021

Confessions of an Airshow Announcer – 'The Growler'

The red-white-red tips began their slow meshing. Gradually, with the deep growl of the four 2450 hp Rolls Royce Griffon 57A's increasing, the contra-rotating blades became a mad blur. If you suffered...

 
 News    May 1, 2021

FAA Flight Standards District Office Awards

Every year the Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) in Minneapolis has nominations for Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT), Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and...

 
 News    May 1, 2021

SEH Honored For Duluth Sky Harbor Engineering

SEH’s Duluth Airport Authority’s Sky Harbor Airport Runway Relocation effort was one of four company projects that received engineering excellence awards during the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota’s (ACEC-MN) 54th Annual...

 
 News    May 1, 2021

Airlake Aero Flying Club Honors Member

The Airlake Aero Flying Club recently celebrated the distinguished military retirement of one of its pilot members. Rick Connolly was born in Bloomington, Minnesota. He graduated from Thomas...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    April 1, 2021

Minnesota Pilots Association Gets Ready For GMAG

Minnesota Pilots Association President Randy Corfman received a resounding early indicator scheduling should continue for the Seventh Annual Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering (GMAG) May 21-22 at...

 
 By Jeremy D. Dando    News    April 1, 2021

Perfect Conditions, Camaraderie Drive ICEPORT 2021

Organizer Mark Priglmeier reports ICEPORT 2021 was a huge success. A record-setting number of airplanes visited Mille Lacs Lake for the early March event. According to Priglmeier, the goal of the ice...

 
 By Tim Hennagir    News    April 1, 2021

MAC Airports Buck COVID-19 Trend

The six general aviation airports operated by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) collectively grew operations in 2020 by two% to total 326,044, or 6,381 more takeoffs and landings than in...

 
 By Tom Foster    News    April 1, 2021

Aviation Has Critical Wildfire Prevention Role

Smokey Bear's campaign started on Aug. 9, 1944 and is the longest running public service advertisement in U.S. history. Fire safety is just as important today as it was during World War II. The...

 
 By Wayne Flury    News    April 1, 2021

Buffalo-Based Boeing Stearman Leaves State

The sky over Buffalo this summer will be missing the sight and sound of a 450 hp Stearman biplane. The red with black trim airplane has been a familiar sight in the area for many years. But time...

 

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