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By Tim Franklin
Minnesota Flyer 

License to Learn: October 2014

Fall colors


Do you hear those autumn leaves calling you?

Yes, the autumnal equinox has passed. Leaves are dressing themselves in fall colors. You know what that means. It’s time to get out there and fly! At the Minnesota Flyer we’re still celebrating summer with writer Tom Lymbrun’s article describing a week at the Oshkosh Air Show.

The Duluth Air Show made good use of what little favorable weather came their way. We’ve got some great photos for you! (Pg 14)

A very hearty congratulations to Darrell Bolduc and his team at Bolduc Aviation Specialized Services on their 35th year of meeting the needs of aircraft owners. We also thank Darrell for his longstanding advertisement in the Minnesota Flyer. Darrell, you were here even before I was! (Pg 9)

If you haven’t met Mamie Lanford Singelton yet, you can read about her Youth Initiative Mentoring Academies in this issue. You may be inspired to share some of your knowledge with Mamie’s students! (Pg 15)

Remember what it felt like when you were seeking your private pilot’s license? Robyn Stoller and her husband, Fred are feeling that right now! (Pg16)

Our thanks to the Minnesota Historical Society for granting us permission to use excerpts from an archived interview conducted by George Holey with Sherm Booen (our hero) for the Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History project. (Pg 23)

Our condolences to the family of Ed Erickson who passed away in August. Ed was one of the last people certified to fly any piston driven airplane in the U.S. His Celebration of 84 years of Life was held at Golden Wings Museum. (Pg 11)

Congratulations to Tanis Aircraft Products on your Supplemental Type Certificate from Transport Canada! You warm our hearts … because you warm our engines! (Pg 10)

We also extend congratulations to the Minnesota Award Winners at EAA 2014 (Pg 8)

In this month’s Aeromedical Forum, Dr. James D. Lakin asks the question, to EKG or not to EKG? (Pg 18) The Airport of the month is Alexandria. We’ve got all the details! (PG 17) Yes, fans of the Mystery Airplane column, you’ll find your challenge tucked away somewhere in these pages too!

A very special welcome to new advertisers, Twin Cities Aviation based at Anoka County Airport in Blaine, and Northland Aerospace, based at Northern Community Technical College in Thief River Falls. We look forward to serving you!

We encourage all our readers to support the businesses in these pages. When you stop by, tell them the Minnesota Flyer sent you!

There is a lot of good flying in autumn so be sure to check our events calendar so you can book yours! Get out often because fall colors change constantly and quickly. That’s just too much beauty to miss!

Happy Landings!


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