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Summer ACE Camp

The Minnesota Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp is specifically designed to introduce high school students to a variety of careers in aviation via a full immersion, seven-day camp. The Federal Aviation Administration and Mn/DOT, Office of Aeronautics, jointly sponsor this … Continue reading

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Good News For General Aviation

On May 27, 2010, the United States Air Force successfully launched the first of 12 new generation GPS satellites. At 11 p.m. EDST, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket rose from the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force … Continue reading

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Hyperbolic Positioning: The Way of the Future

Hyperbolic Positioning is also known as “Multilateration.” It is the triangulation process designed to locate an object by accurately computing the time difference of arrival (TDOA) of a signal emitted from the object to three or more receivers. The U.S. … Continue reading

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Alan Hoffert Joins FAA Safety Team (FAAST) In Minnesota

We have a new force for “aviation safety” here in Minnesota. Alan Hoffert has joined the FAA Safety Team (FAAST) as the Operations Safety Program Manager for Minnesota. Alan comes to us from the Minneapolis Flight Standards District Office where … Continue reading

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Life-Saving Pilot, Dorothy Douglas

MADISON, WIS. – Pilot and professor, Dr. Dorothy (DJ) Douglas, 82, died February 10, 2010. Beginning at age 15, Douglas entered the Civilian Pilot Training Program during WWII, where she taught Army Air Corps cadets in Stearman and AT6 aircraft. … Continue reading

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What Is NextGen & What Does It Mean To Me?

Aviation uses many acronyms and shorthand expressions. One of the newest is “NextGen,” which refers to the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System. NextGen is a wide-ranging transformation of the National Airspace System (NAS) from a ground-based radar air traffic … Continue reading

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Wisconsin FBOs Form Partnership

Embracing changing times, Wisconsin Aviation, Inc. with locations in Watertown, Juneau and Madison, Wisconsin, and Solverson Aviation located in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, have consolidated their charter and flight training departments in order to provide a wider variety of services to their … Continue reading

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Two Restaurants At RST

ROCHESTER, MINN.- While some airports are hard pressed to have one restaurant, Rochester International Airport has two – one inside the terminal building called “331 Express,” and another on the airport perimeter called “331 Bar & Grill” on Airport View … Continue reading

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Girls Day At The Airport

It started with the excitement Kjersti saw in a young girl’s eyes when she learned that her favorite softball coach could fly an airplane! Word quickly spread among the team. The idea of a “Girls Day at the Airport” was … Continue reading

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