Archives: MN Aviation Industry News

Encouraging Words From Isle, Minnesota 

by Dave Retka, President Isle Airport Association Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – April/May 2021 issue So long 2020! A year consisting of more than a fair share of disappointment and loss. To those who have experienced loss, be it … Continue reading

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Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Announces New 2021 Date To Induct Class of 2020

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – April/May 2021 issue As promised, the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Board of Directors met in mid-January to reassess the status of the COVID-19 virus, the administration of the vaccine, and examine the possibility … Continue reading

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NEW DATE FOR CLASS OF 2020 INDUCTION BANQUET!

Dear MAHOF Banquet Guests, As promised, the MN Aviation Hall of Fame Board met in mid-January to re-assess the status of the Covid 19 virus, the community administration of the vaccine and examine the possibility of gathering 400+ people in … Continue reading

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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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