Archives: October/November 2014

Strong Counts & Good Demos At AOPA’s Great Lakes Regional Fly-In

by Dave Weiman The official tally at the AOPA Fly-In, August 21-22, 2015 at Anoka County – Blaine Airport in Blaine, Minnesota (KANE), was 2,713 people, 161 aircraft and just shy of 1,000 cars, according to AOPA officials. The weekend … Continue reading

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New Aeronautics Planning & Finance Director

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Ryan Gaug is the new MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Planning and Finance Director, effective July 30, 2014. Gaug began his career at MnDOT as a planner in 2008 and first came to Aeronautics as a planning … Continue reading

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A Whole New Skill-set: Aviation Maintenance Technicians Then & Now

by Zackary Nicklin Aviation/UAS Maintenance Northland Community & Technical College 1.800.959.6282 www.northlandaerospace.com Since the time of Charles Taylor, there was a skill-set almost written in stone as to what made a good, well-rounded, Aviation Maintenance Technician. You had to be … Continue reading

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Piper To Deliver Two New Arrows To Kent State University

STOW, OHIO – The Aeronautics Division at Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology, is taking delivery of two new Piper Arrows. The aircraft will operate from Kent State’s Andrew Paton Field in Stow, Ohio, one of … Continue reading

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Making Old Airplanes Work To Strengthen Aviation

Frederick, Md. – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) wants to open new doors to aviation by exploring the concept that aircraft ownership can be made more accessible and affordable through the development of “Reimagined Aircraft.” AOPA believes that … Continue reading

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Park Rapids Aviation Expands Aircraft Painting Services

PARK RAPIDS, MINN. – Park Rapids Aviation has expanded its aircraft painting at Park Rapids Municipal Airport in Park Rapids, Minn. Jeff Voigt is president of the company, which in addition to aircraft painting, specializes in aircraft floats, floatplane maintenance, … Continue reading

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Wipaire Announces New Approvals For Cessna 182 Modifications

SOUTH ST. PAUL, MINN. – Wipaire, Inc. has received approval for performance- and utility-enhancing modifications for the Cessna 182 Skylane. These modifications currently include the Lycoming IO-580 engine conversion and a gross weight increase to 3,500 lbs (1,587 kg) when … Continue reading

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Meet MATA Board Member, Alison Wynne

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – Alison Wynne is one of nine aviation professionals on the board of directors of the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association – an organization made up of fixed base operators and other aviation businesses that serve the Minnesota aviation … Continue reading

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Thunderbird Aviation Removes Original Terminal Building To Make Room For Expanded Ramp

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. – In 2012 – 50 years since the company was founded in 1962 – Thunderbird Aviation invested $2 million in building a new 8,000 square foot facility at its Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) location in Eden Prairie, … Continue reading

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The Continually Growing Buffer Paradox

by Daniel McDowell One of the more significant problems in aviation today is that of incompatible development around airports. Three primary issues stand out when there is development around airports, especially off the approach or departure ends of runways: noise, … Continue reading

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