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Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA) Safety Seminar

Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA) Safety Seminar, Madden’s on Gull Lake, Brainerd, Minnesota (https://www.maddens.com/). For details: http://www.mnseaplanes.com/

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Splashing In Northern Idaho

by Yasmina Platt Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine Online October/November 2021 Issue Although Priest River (a small town) and Priest Lake in northern Idaho are both great places to fly to, the fuel system icing inhibitor “Prist” is not required … Continue reading

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Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association To Hold Annual Safety Seminar & Fly-In At Madden’s

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2021 online issue BRAINERD, MINN. – 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/). Wipaire will be sponsoring the … Continue reading

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A Seaplane Flight To Churchill

by Alan Lindquist Published In Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue It’s been 10 years since my wife, Barbara Wiley, talked me into accompanying her in her Cessna 172XP amphibious floatplane to Churchill, Manitoba. Our friend, Garith, who flies a … Continue reading

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No Limits Seaplane Flying Club Starts Up In Missouri

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue This spring, “Flying Fish” at St. Charles County Smart Field (KSET) in Portage Des Sioux, Missouri near St. Charles, is making seaplane flying more affordable and accessible with its new Progressive Aerodyne … Continue reading

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AOPA President To Be Keynote Speaker At Minnesota Seaplane Pilot Safety Seminar

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 BRAINERD, MINN. – AOPA President & CEO Mark R. Baker will be the keynote speaker for the Saturday evening banquet at the Minnesota Seaplane Pilot Safety Seminar, May 19-21, 2017 at Madden’s Resort … Continue reading

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A Seaplane Pilot At Work: Combining Conservation With Seaplane Flying

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative – MnDOT Aeronautics Photos by Walt Rhodes, USFWS How many different jobs can you name for a seaplane pilot? Most pilots could probably call up a few things a working seaplane pilot might do: charter, … Continue reading

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Wipaire Announces Return of Ben Wiplinger Memorial Seaplane Rating Scholarship

SOUTH ST. PAUL, MINN. – Following a hugely successful introduction, Wipaire is pleased to announce the return of the Ben Wiplinger Memorial Seaplane Rating Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 2015 in celebration of Wipaire’s 55th anniversary and Ben Wiplinger’s contributions … Continue reading

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Wipaire To Hold Grand Opening At New Leesburg Location

Wipaire, Inc., with headquarters at Fleming Field, South St. Paul, Minn., has announced the schedule and topics for the grand opening event at its Leesburg, Florida facility, to be held Saturday, February 28, 2015. Based at the Leesburg International Airport … Continue reading

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The Lure of Float Flying

by Karen Workman It was one of those pivotal points in my life. I did not know it that day, or maybe I did, but I would not acknowledge it for many months. My husband and favorite co-pilot, Eric, flew … Continue reading

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