A Bonanza For Pine County Historical Society
Ray Johnson Donates Aircraft To Area Museum - By Wayne Flury
November 1, 2021
Ray Johnson has lived in or near Buffalo, Minnesota since 1960, but remains a very proud son of Pine County. He grew up on a farm near Pine City and graduated Pine City High School in 1950.
After a stint in the Army, Johnson returned home and an interest in aviation was sparked by flights with his brother who had purchased an airplane. In a series of fortunate events, Johnson also learned to fly, bought the first of many aircraft he has owned, met his future wife, and began a long career as a corporate pilot.
Fast forward a few decades; a sister who still lives in Pine County told Johnson...