Tag Archives: Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association

Mary Alverson, Seaplane Pilots Ass’n Field Director For Minnesota

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Mary Alverson is one of the Field Directors in Minnesota for the Seaplane Pilots Association. She was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and lives in Minneapolis and Brainerd, where she owns and operates “Wings … Continue reading

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Why Get A Seaplane Rating?

by Randy Schoephoerster Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 There are four primary reasons why pilots get a Seaplane Rating: 1) Counts as a biennial flight review. 2) Opens up unique travel destinations not possible by any other mode … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Like Flying A Seaplane!

by Steve Guetter President Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Like many pilots, after I got my private pilot certificate in 1998, I began accumulating ratings and various endorsements for pure fun, and to challenge … Continue reading

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Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association Safety Seminar & Fly-In… By Land & By Sea!

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – Aug/Sept 2016 BRAINERD, MINN. – The Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA) held another blockbuster safety seminar and fly-in, May 20-22, 2016 at Madden’s on Gull Lake near Brainerd, Minnesota. Attendance continues to grow due … Continue reading

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The Start of A Great New Year!

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Days are getting longer; I even saw the sun for a moment on my way to work this morning. We don’t want to wish away the “ski-plane” fly-in season, but there … 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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Minnesota’s Seaplane Seminar & Fly-In To Be Held At Madden’s Resort

Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake near Brainerd, Minnesota, will once again host the annual Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA) Seminar & Fly-In, May 15-17, 2015. Floatplanes can land on Gull Lake and fixed gear aircraft can land at East Gull … Continue reading

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Ice Leaves Gull Lake In The Nick of Time For Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association Seminar & Fly-In

by Dave Weiman When the ice left Gull Lake in Brainerd, Minnesota, organizers of the “Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association Seminar & Fly-In,” May 2-4, at Madden’s Resort, breathed a sigh of relief. Participants also breathed a sigh of relief when … Continue reading

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Minnesota Pilots Gathering At ANE

BLAINE, MINN. – The first “Minnesota Pilots Association Great Aviation Gathering” was held March 21-22, 2014 at Golden Wings Air Museum on Anoka County-Blaine Airport (ANE) in the Twin Cities. A reported 800 people attended the event that included seminars … Continue reading

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Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association Seminar Goes On Despite Lake Ice

by Dave Weiman BRAINERD, MINN. – Despite thick ice on Gull Lake, the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA) held its annual seminar and fly-in at Madden’s Resort, May 3-5, 2013, near Brainerd, Minnesota. About a dozen aircraft chose to fly … Continue reading

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