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Clarence Hines Provided FBO Inspiration

Stanton Airfield Legend Passes Away At 96

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame inductee Clarence Hines of Stanton, Minnesota, passed away on June 26, 2021. He was 96 years of age.

Clarence was one of the last "old time FBOs"-he was "all aviation-all the time." He lived on the Stanton airport-east of Northfield-his house was only several hundred feet from the office.

Clarence was a crop duster (flying converted Super Cubs), flight instructor, glider tow pilot, "skydiver driver" (parachute jump pilot), and aircraft mechanic.

He also farmed around the airport, and cut the grass on the beautifully maintained turf runways-and did the snowplowin...


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