Archives: MN Aviation Industry News

Madden’s Resort Hosts Minnesota Seaplane Seminar & Fly-In

BRAINERD, MINN. – Under the leadership of Randy Schoephoerster, owner of the flight school Air Trek North at Minneapolis Airlake Airport in Lakeville, Minnesota (www.airtreknorth.com), the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA) took a giant leap forward this year with its … Continue reading

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Discover Aviation Days – The Doorway To Understanding General Aviation

BLAINE, MINN. – Thanks to the efforts of Craig Schiller, the curator at Golden Wings Museum, and other tenants at Anoka-County Blaine Airport/Jane’s Field (KANE), volunteers, airport management, and air traffic controllers, “Discover Aviation Days” (DAD), May 30-31, 2015, was … Continue reading

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MATA To Hold Annual Meeting/BBQ

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – Members of the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA) and invited guests will combine their annual meeting with a barbecue on Thursday, August 20, 2015, starting at 3:00 pm at Twin Cities Aviation, Anoka County – Blaine Airport … Continue reading

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Cirrus Announces New Vision Center

DULUTH, MINN. – In a special ceremony on May 6, 2015, at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee, Cirrus Aircraft Co-Founder and CEO Dale Klapmeier joined Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam in announcing the expansion of Cirrus Aircraft to Knoxville with … Continue reading

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Bemidji Aviation Services Chief Pilot Receives National Award For Excellence

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has announced the recipients of its Industry Excellence Awards given annually to individuals, offices, and organizations that have helped improve the general aviation community. Among the recipients is Eric Walter, Chief … Continue reading

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MATA President Meets With Minnesota Congressional Delegates

The president of the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA), Greg Reigel, recently spent time meeting with staff members from the offices of all Minnesota Congressional delegates to thank them for their support of general aviation and to seek additional support … Continue reading

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Academy College & Cape Air Create Pathway To The Airlines To Meet Growing Demand For Pilots

by Dave Weiman BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – The only four-year accredited aviation college in the Twin Cities – Academy College – has signed an agreement with Cape Air of Hyannis, Massachusetts, to create a clear-cut “pathway” to a career with the … Continue reading

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Wipaire Holds Grand Opening For Florida Facility

Wipaire, Inc., with headquarters at Fleming Field, South St. Paul, Minn., held its grand opening for its Leesburg, Florida facility, February 28, 2015. Based at Leesburg International Airport (KLEE) since February 2013, Wipaire’s service center has expanded into a new, … Continue reading

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Richard Cross President & CEO, Cirrus Flight Operations

Richard (Dick) Cross is president and CEO of Cirrus Flight Operations, Inc., a family-owned business located at Anoka County-Blaine Airport in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He founded the company in 1977. Cirrus Flight Operations began as a flight school and is today … Continue reading

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Backup Door Opening Systems For Your Hangar Door In Case of Power Outage

Before you place an order for a hydraulic or bifold door, have you given any thought to how you would get that big, heavy door open in case of a power outage. Schweiss Doors, manufacturers of hydraulic and bifold liftstrap … Continue reading

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