Tag Archives: Woody Minar

Fly. Fish. Fly To Canada!

by Woody Minar It was in March 2015 that Adventure Seaplanes owner, Brian Schanche of Surfside Seaplane Base, Lino Lakes, Minnesota (8Y4), asked me if I wanted to go fishing in Canada and fly some people in his Cessna 185, … Continue reading

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An ADS-B Update

by Woody Minar As AOPA President Mark Baker recently wrote, “If you’re confused by the ADS-B Out mandate, you’re not alone. Most aircraft owners know that the FAA has set a 2020 deadline to equip aircraft for ADS-B Out in … Continue reading

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Niagara Falls & Hudson River Flyovers

by Woody Minar Paul Durand and I were wheels up at 7 am, August 26, 2014, from Osceola, Wisconsin (KOEO) to Mansfield, Massachusetts (1B9) in Paul’s Cirrus SR22 – the plane we flew to Anaheim, Calif. and over the Grand … Continue reading

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Powered Parachutes Take Flight

by Woody Minar Going into this “assignment” at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, July 28 – August 3, with no knowledge of powered parachutes, I came away wanting one. These three-wheeled “carts” are sturdily built unlike some ultralights that use light … Continue reading

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NASA WB-57F Makes First Visit To EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

by Woody Minar OSHKOSH, WIS. – For what seems to be a small, yet large aircraft for high-altitude work, NASA showed off its WB-57F High Altitude Research plane at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 28 – August 3, 2014. According to pilot Scott … Continue reading

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Woody Minar Earns Fifth Master Instructor Certification

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has announced that Woody Minar of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, has earned accreditation as a NAFI Master Flight Instructor. This is Minar’s fifth NAFI Master Instructor accreditation. After serving in the U.S. Navy … Continue reading

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Wisconsin To California Via The Grand Canyon

by Woody Minar It was on our flight home from Sun ‘n Fun in his Cirrus SR22 when Paul Durand said he was flying to Anaheim, Calif. in a week for business and asked if I wanted to get some … Continue reading

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42-Year-Old Flying Club Adds Piper To Fleet

by Woody Minar OSCEOLA, WIS. – The Wild River Flying Club in Osceola, Wisconsin (KOEO) recently upgraded its fleet to include a 1973 Piper Cherokee Six-300 to complement the club’s Cessna 182, Cessna 172, and Citabria 7ECA. The club’s Citabria … Continue reading

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Getting Seaplanes South For Winter Training!

by Woody Minar The weather has turned cold in the Midwest, and the snow is threatening, so it’s time for Brian Schanche’s Adventure Seaplanes operation at Surfside Seaplane Base (8Y4) in Lino Lakes, Minnesota, to head south to Florida for … Continue reading

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Murphy Renegade Makes Appearance At EAA Seaplane Base

by Woody Minar A popular spot each year during EAA AirVenture is the EAA Seaplane Base on Lake Winnebago, about 5 miles from Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wis. Through Paul Poberezny’s efforts and EAA’s, the seaplane base has been in operation … Continue reading

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