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The Lakes That Launched Thousands of Seaplanes

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative MnDOT Office of Aeronautics It should come as no surprise to pilots that the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” played a pivotal role in the early days of seaplane flying. The diversity of Minnesota’s lakes and … Continue reading

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The “Lark of Duluth” Replica Celebrates Centennial of World’s First Commercial Airliner

DULUTH, MINN. – January 1, 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the world’s first airline, St. Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line. In celebration, the “Lark of Duluth,” the Benoist Type XIV Flying Boat replica of the first airliner, which was built … Continue reading

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