Archives: MN Aviation Industry News

Wipaire Announces Return of Ben Wiplinger Memorial Seaplane Rating Scholarship

SOUTH ST. PAUL, MINN. – Following a hugely successful introduction, Wipaire is pleased to announce the return of the Ben Wiplinger Memorial Seaplane Rating Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 2015 in celebration of Wipaire’s 55th anniversary and Ben Wiplinger’s contributions … Continue reading

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New Airborne Cinematography System Designed & Built In The Midwest

BUFFALO, MINN. – Have you ever tried to shoot video footage from a moving car? How about video footage from an airplane in turbulence? If you have, you know that it is next to impossible to obtain high quality, consistently … Continue reading

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Minnesota State University-Mankato Student Receives Scholarship Sponsored by Aviation Trades Group

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following essay was written by Minnesota State University-Mankato student, Caitlyn Brady, in applying for a scholarship sponsored by the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association. Brady was chosen among eight candidates to receive the scholarship. An Aviation Scholarship Essay … Continue reading

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Minnesota Trades President Asks U.S. Senator To Support Pilot’s Bill of Rights II

HOPKINS, MINN. – In an August 19, 2015 letter, the president of the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA), Gregory J. Reigel of Reigel Law Firm, Hopkins, Minn., asked U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota to support the Pilot’s Bill of … Continue reading

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Minnesota Aviation Trades Association Holds Annual Membership Meeting & Barbecue

BLAINE, MINN. – Members of the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA) held their annual meeting, August 20, 2015 at Twin Cities Aviation, Anoka County – Blaine Airport, Blaine, Minnesota. A catered barbecue dinner preceded the meeting with members and invited … Continue reading

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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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