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Minnesota Pilots Association Welcomes New & Returning Board Members

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 MAPLE GROVE, MINN. – The Minnesota Pilots Association has reelected current board members, Steve Thibault and Patrick Halligan, and elected new board member, Grant Wallace, to its board of directors. Randy Corfman … Continue reading

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Scholarship Applications Now Available At Minnesota Pilots Association

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 MAPLE GROVE, MINN. – The MN Pilots Association has opened its application period for its three $2,000.00 aviation scholarships. The eligibility requirements are available on the MN Pilots Association website: https://www.mnpilots.org/ Two of … Continue reading

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Academy College Announces 2020 Sherm Booen Legacy Scholarship Recipients

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – Established in 2016 to celebrate Academy College’s 80th Anniversary, two $5,000 scholarships are awarded to degree-seeking students pursuing a professional pilot career in honor of the late, Sherm Booen, … Continue reading

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Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association To Hold Annual Safety Seminar In September

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 The Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA) will hold its 2021 Safety Seminar, September 17-19, at Madden’s on Gull Lake near Brainerd, Minnesota (https://www.maddens.com/). The fly-in seminar has traditionally been held in May, … Continue reading

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Pilot Makes Emergency Landing On I-35W In Twin Cities Metro

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 ARDEN HILLS, MINN. – The pilot of a Bellanca Viking made an emergency landing on I-35W at approximately 9:30 p.m. on December 2, 2020 in the Twin Cities suburb of Arden Hills, … Continue reading

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Major Commercial Airport Contends With Pandemic

by Dave Weiman Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2020 MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MINN. – How does a major commercial airport contend with a pandemic that has all but shut down operations? Answer: Cut any non-essential expenses; temporarily close any … Continue reading

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2021 Virtual Minnesota & Wisconsin Aviation Maintenance Technician and IA Renewal Conference

MARK YOUR CALENDARS Based off conversations between MnDOT Aeronautics and the Minneapolis FSDO, we have determined the best course of action is to not conduct a MN Aircraft Maintenance Technician & IA Renewal Conference in 2021 in-person as we traditionally … Continue reading

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2020 Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Banquet Moved To 2021

BLOOMINGTON, MINN. — The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame (MAHF) has postponed its 2020 Induction Banquet for the second time, due to the uncertainly of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and will again assess the situation in January to see if it is a go, or no-go! The … Continue reading

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Minnesota Aviation Day at the Capitol CANCELED

The Minnesota Business Aviation Association, in response to guidance provided by the Minnesota Governor and Center for Disease Control (CDC), has canceled Aviation Day at the Capitol and postponed MBAA Safety Day 2020 until further notice. Refunds will be issued … Continue reading

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Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Banquet Rescheduled!

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – In light of the spread of the coronavirus disease, the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Banquet scheduled for April 18 at the MSP Intercontinental Hotel has been rescheduled for November 7, 2020. All associated banquet events, such as the plaque unveiling, are also be … Continue reading

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