Tag Archives: Seaplane

AOPA President To Be Keynote Speaker At Minnesota Seaplane Pilot Safety Seminar

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 BRAINERD, MINN. – AOPA President & CEO Mark R. Baker will be the keynote speaker for the Saturday evening banquet at the Minnesota Seaplane Pilot Safety Seminar, May 19-21, 2017 at Madden’s Resort … Continue reading

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A Seaplane Pilot At Work: Combining Conservation With Seaplane Flying

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative – MnDOT Aeronautics Photos by Walt Rhodes, USFWS How many different jobs can you name for a seaplane pilot? Most pilots could probably call up a few things a working seaplane pilot might do: charter, … Continue reading

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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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Wipaire To Hold Grand Opening At New Leesburg Location

Wipaire, Inc., with headquarters at Fleming Field, South St. Paul, Minn., has announced the schedule and topics for the grand opening event at its Leesburg, Florida facility, to be held Saturday, February 28, 2015. Based at the Leesburg International Airport … Continue reading

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The Lure of Float Flying

by Karen Workman It was one of those pivotal points in my life. I did not know it that day, or maybe I did, but I would not acknowledge it for many months. My husband and favorite co-pilot, Eric, flew … Continue reading

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Put A Little Elbow Grease Into Invasive Species Prevention

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative Did you know that over 80 percent of invasive species that transfer between bodies of water do so via ducks, geese, and Minnesota’s own common loon? Did you also know that 27 percent of all … Continue reading

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Wipaire Unveils Wipline 1450 Floats

OSHKOSH, WIS. – Wipaire, Inc. unveiled its brand-new Wipline 1450 floats July 23, 2012 at EAA AirVenture. This all-new float is designed for use on Light Sport Aircraft and other small aircraft. It will be approved under TSO for installation … Continue reading

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Wipaire Completes Cessna 206 Project… Working On Caravan, Skylane Improvements

by Steve Schapiro The centerpiece of Wipaire’s display at Sun ‘n Fun this year, March 27 thru April 1, 2012, in Lakeland, Florida, was a custom-designed and built Cessna 206 that the company delivered to Key West Seaplanes, a charter … Continue reading

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It’s Just The Beginning

by Chris Roy, Director Mn/DOT Office of Aeronautics It is always exciting to be at the start of a new year with all the promise of new opportunities and greater things to come. There are so many opportunities for us … Continue reading

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Blue Waters & Sunshine Greet Seaplane Pilots In Brainerd

BRAINERD, MINN. – Flying took precedence at the annual Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Safety Seminar & Fly-In, May 6-8, 2011, at Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake near Brainerd, Minnesota. The Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation, … Continue reading

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