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Minnesota Seaplane Safety Seminar 2016

It just doesn't get any better than this!


Brad Thornberg

A tip of the wing to photographer Brad Thornberg for this captivating cover shot of this Grumman Albatross at the 2016 Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association Safety Seminar. Thornberg and Debbie, his wife live in the Brainer Lakes area. A pilot as well as a photographer, Thornberg says "photography is a way to share flight and our Minnesota landscapes with people." To which we say, thank you, Brad!

Better seminars, food, camaraderie, weather, or fun just couldn't be ordered. The 2016 Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association's 2016 Safety Seminar at Madden's Resort was enjoyed by attendees, presenters, vendors, and perhaps even employees who had a chance to glance out a window or step outdoors to see the weekend's aviation activity, engage in captivating learning sessions, eat like royalty, and enjoy the company of others.

Brad Thornberg

Serenity at its finest, seaplanes tucked in their places on the shore of Gull Lake at Madden's Resort.

Fun Meters were maxed during the Social Hour in the exhibit area at Madden's Town Hall as attendees exchanged information about the seminars they attended, sipped on their favorite beverages, spent time chatting with vendors, and picked up handy mementos of the seminar.

Visual treats were everywhere, all weekend. Friday night's air show provided eyeball stimulation with a mix of aircraft including a Fighter Jet Fly-By, three T34s flying formation , an invigorating aerobatic performance by Grant Nielson Air Shows in the CAP 232 , and an Albatross performing some fabulous water work.

Special guest speakers at the banquet were Myron Angstman, lawyer and individualist who shared photos and stories of his Alaska wilderness home, and Rod Machado, author, Illustrator, humorist, and public speaker.


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