BRAINERD, MINN. – The staff at NorthPoint Aviation at Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (KBRD) will be welcoming aircraft, crew and their passengers to the upcoming “Minnesota Airports Conference,” April 20-22, 2016 at Madden’s On Gull Lake, Brainerd, Minn.
NorthPoint Aviation is a full-service fixed base operation, providing fuels sales, new and used aircraft sales, heavy aircraft maintenance, aircraft management and fixed gear and seaplane flight training.
NorthPoint Aviation is the dealer for the shortfield, heavy-hauling “Quest Kodiak” for the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the Canada provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, and Ontario.
NorthPoint Aviation provides specialized flight training in seaplane and amphibious turbine-powered aircraft, and pilot training in their fleet of Cessna 172s. Additionally, the company provides aircraft management for two corporate jets and two turbo prop aircraft.
DJ Dondelinger of Brainerd and Jeff Voigt of Park Rapids bought Airmotive Enterprises at Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport in 2013 and changed its name to NorthPoint Aviation in January 2016.
Mark Mathisen is the general manager of NorthPoint Aviation, and Peggy Thomsen is assistant manager.
The flight department at NorthPoint Aviation consists of Matt VanCura as chief flight instructor, who is assisted by instructors Mike Monahan, Mark Mathisen and Tom Koop. Monahan is also in charge of NorthPoint Aviation’s corporate aircraft management services. Mike Donovan is director of aircraft maintenance and is assisted by three other aircraft technicians. Additionally, NorthPoint Aviation has a line staff of seven people.
In addition to its operations at Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, NorthPoint Aviation has a seaplane base and aircraft campground on site.
For you “fly & diners,” NorthPoint Aviation operates the “Wings Café” in the general aviation terminal, which is known for its exceptional food and catering.