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2016 GMAG to Feature "Pinch Hitter" Course!

We are so pleased to announce that the MN Pilots Association is sponsoring a Pinch Hitter course during the Saturday morning hours at the 2016 Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering. Cheryl Daml, CFI, CFII, has enthusiastically offered to present this course for those spouses or significant others who would like to know what to do should […]
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Planning Domestic Flights in MN? Must have a valid Passport beginning Jan 1!

ATTENTION...PASSPORTS REQUIRED, STARTING JANUARY 1, FOR COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS IN MN. As unbelievable as that might sound, apparently Minnesota is one of four states which has failed to update our ID system by deadline, and you will need a Passport to fly domestically into and out of MN. Please check out for details. MN PIlot […]
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Executive Senate hearing on PBR2 Delayed to December 4

The Executive hearing for Senate bill S.571 has been postponed to December 4, 2015. Please take this opportunity to contact Senators Klobuchar and Franken and seek their support!
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Update on the negotiated Pilots Bill of Rights 2

Mark Baker sent the following summary and FAQ's regarding the negotiated PBR2: By Elizabeth A Tennyson A recent announcement by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the author of the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, about modifications to the bill’s language have raised plenty of questions among members of AOPA and the Experimental Aircraft Association. We’ll be […]
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ACAA/MAC Annual BBQ Monday night, 5-7 pm

Attention Anoka County-Blaine Airport people! The annual Anoka County Airport Association (ACAA)/Metropolitan Airport Commission (MAC) bbq is tonight at the base of the tower from 5-7 pm. Please stop by and enjoy seeing your neighbors and enjoy good food and company!
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David Schall MD, Regional Flight Surgeon, to Speak at EAA Ch 25 Banquet

We are very pleased to have an invitation extended to MN Pilot Association members from EAA Chapter 25! On Sunday evening, October 4, 2015, EAA Chapter 25 will hold its annual banquet at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway in Eagan. The social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. with Dinner at 7:00 p.m. The […]
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Ed Erickson to Be Inducted Into the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame

We are absolutely delighted to have learned that the late Ed Erickson has been officially voted to be one of the 2016 Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Inductees! How fitting that Ed be the very first nominee from the Minnesota Pilots Association for induction into this prestigious institution. The award ceremony will be on Saturday, […]
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MN Seaplane Pilots Association Annual Safety Seminar, May 16-17

The MN Seaplane Pilots Associations annual Safety Seminar is coming soon! Please make plans to attend this terrific meeting on Friday and Saturday, May 16-17, at Madden's Resort. For details, check out the MN Seaplane Association website at While you are at it please consider joining our sister (or brother) organization as yet another […]
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Flying In to the GMAG? Check Out Tips for Flying In to KANE

At the risk of rattling the weatherman's cage, it looks like the weather will be gorgeous Friday and Saturday...Great Flying Weather! Please take a moment to visit our website at to see how to navigate to the South end of the airport and tie down for the events! Please bring your own tie down […]
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“Getting Found: ELT, PLB and SAR/SAT” Hangar Flying Session

“Getting Found: ELT, PLB and SAR/SAT” Mike Vivion, US Fish & Wildlife Service-retired Have you ever wondered what would happen if you were so unfortunate as to actually need to USE that Emergency Locator Transmitter mounted in the back of your airplane? But, you live in the upper Midwest, and it's not like you're flying […]
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