Minnesota Farmer Finds Humor In Modifying Aircraft

SPRING GROVE, MINN. – Retired farmer Glenn Kinneberg has been flying for 66 years, and lives on a farm in Spring Grove, Minnesota, which his great grandfather homesteaded in 1856. Kinneberg has had an airstrip on the farm since 1947, where he bases his Piper PA-11, which he bought new in 1947. Kinneberg has been a member of the “International Flying Farmers” since 1947, and is past president of the Minnesota Flying Farmers of which he is currently Region Five Director. Kinneberg is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Kinneberg wrote a book about his flying called “Flaps Up.” In 2012, he flew to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin with 185 Piper Cubs, and got the oldest pilot award and an award for owning his airplane longer than anyone else there…65 years.

Glenn Kinneberg of Spring Grove, Minnesota, converted his 1941 Ercoupe to mount on a three-wheeled golf cart, powered by an electric motor to run the propeller and rotating beacon. “Snoopy” goes along for the ride! Kinneberg uses his “Golfcoupe,” as he calls it, to promote aviation in community parades and to entertain people in the campground at EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh, Wis.

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