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By Tim Hennagir
Managing Editor 

Flying Clubs Offer Affordable Aviation Experience

Three Minnesota Clubs Provide Membership Updates


Photo Courtesy Rod Reicks Southeastern Minnesota Flying Club

A shot of the Southeastern Minnesota Flying Club's Cessna 172 taken after landing at Jefferson City, Missouri.

Flying clubs represent an outstanding opportunity to continue aviation adventures. They organize fly-outs and getaways to grassy airstrips and fun destinations.

And few things in life are as satisfying as venturing to a new place, camping under an aircraft wing, and swapping flying stories with pilots from different backgrounds.

That mantra was re-echoed by AOPA President Mark Baker during his May presentation at the Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering (GMAG) at the Buffalo Municipal Airport. Baker joined AOPA in 2013 as its president and CEO. A native Minnesotan, Baker earned his pilot cer...

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