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Aviation Events Propelled By 'People-Power'

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Fly-in events are upon us as the trees are putting out their leaves, the flowers are blooming and, thank heavens, the threat of snow is behind us. I know that aviators in Minnesota and throughout the country are looking forward to a great summer of flying, without the threat of cancellation due to things other […]
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Airport Of The Month – International Falls

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Charles Lindbergh was an environmentalist. After his many accomplishments in aviation, he became an enthusiastic steward of the planet. In 1969 the proposed Voyagers National Park had his attention and Mr. Lindbergh traveled to International Falls to see for himself. He called Einarson's Flying Service to rent an aircraft. Francis Einarson took the request and […]
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Flying Clubs Offer Affordable Aviation Experience

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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 […]
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FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award Recipients

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The Minnesota Pilots Association honored the 2022 recipients of the FAA's Wright Brothers Master Pilot Awards during the Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering. The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award is the most prestigious award the FAA issues to pilots certified under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 61. This award is […]
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Industry Organizations Visit St. Paul For Aviation Day

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Representatives from the Minnesota Business Aviation Association, Minnesota Council of Airports, and Minnesota Aviation Trades Association attended morning and afternoon briefings with state legislators and MnDOT Aeronautics officials Wednesday, April 20, at Holman's Table in St. Paul during this year's "Aviation Day at the Capitol." House Speaker Rep. Melissa Hortman...
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Glaucoma: Early Detection Keeps You in the Cockpit

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Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. In the U.S. it's estimated that some three million people have it but only half of them know it. The tragedy is that if left untreated blindness can result. As a matter of fact, some 10% of all blindness is caused by this disease. […]
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Taking Responsibility For Engine-Out Proficiency

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Think back to the last time you practiced engine failure procedures. Was it your most recent FAA checkride or Flight Review? Then ask yourself how PROFICIENTLY you'd perform today if your engine suddenly stopped making that wonderful growling noise. As aviators, we have a responsibility to our passengers, the aircraft owner, and ourselves to be […]
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Dassault Falcon Sponsors MBAA Luncheon

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Minnesota Business Aviation Association members gathered Wednesday, May 11, for a luncheon sponsored by Dassault Falcon. Attendees had the opportunity to see a Falcon 2000EX, a wide-body, transcontinental twin-engine aircraft that carries up to 19 passengers. Dassault Aviation Regional Sales Director Chad Winings and Dassault Aviation Regional Sales Manager Tom Carling discussed the...
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Instrument Approach Briefings Have Key Elements

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The purpose of an instrument approach procedure is to allow pilots to transition from the instrument environment to the visual environment. Instrument approaches come with clearly defined procedures that allow pilots to navigate to a point near a destination airport, ideally allowing the pilot to visually acquire the runway for landing. The part that is […]
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Mystery Airplane Contest

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Although it has appeared under multiple company names, the Kitfox can claim over 7000 kits sold in over 40 countries. Capable of flying off wheels, skis, or floats, the Kitfox's wings can be folded to allow storage in your garage and towing behind your car. A side-by-side two-seater, it possesses excellent STOL performance, and has […]
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Change Is In The Air At MnDOT Aeronautics

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If you are a regular customer or partner of MnDOT’s Office of Aeronautics, then you are likely already aware of the long-term staffing transition that began several years ago and is very much still in process today. My goal in writing this is to bring you up to speed regarding these changes, but also to […]
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