Tag Archives: Seaplane

Put A Little Elbow Grease Into Invasive Species Prevention

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative Did you know that over 80 percent of invasive species that transfer between bodies of water do so via ducks, geese, and Minnesota’s own common loon? Did you also know that 27 percent of all … Continue reading

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Wipaire Unveils Wipline 1450 Floats

OSHKOSH, WIS. – Wipaire, Inc. unveiled its brand-new Wipline 1450 floats July 23, 2012 at EAA AirVenture. This all-new float is designed for use on Light Sport Aircraft and other small aircraft. It will be approved under TSO for installation … Continue reading

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Wipaire Completes Cessna 206 Project… Working On Caravan, Skylane Improvements

by Steve Schapiro The centerpiece of Wipaire’s display at Sun ‘n Fun this year, March 27 thru April 1, 2012, in Lakeland, Florida, was a custom-designed and built Cessna 206 that the company delivered to Key West Seaplanes, a charter … Continue reading

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It’s Just The Beginning

by Chris Roy, Director Mn/DOT Office of Aeronautics It is always exciting to be at the start of a new year with all the promise of new opportunities and greater things to come. There are so many opportunities for us … Continue reading

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Blue Waters & Sunshine Greet Seaplane Pilots In Brainerd

BRAINERD, MINN. – Flying took precedence at the annual Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Safety Seminar & Fly-In, May 6-8, 2011, at Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake near Brainerd, Minnesota. The Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation, … Continue reading

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Summer At Last!

With summer here, what better time is there to learn about flying, aircraft maintenance, airport operations and the vast array of aviation industry career fields? What better time is there to improve your flying proficiency or even upgrade your pilot … Continue reading

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Flying In The Canadian Arctic… Leave The Junk & Bring Home The Memories!

by Philip Mattison If you are looking for a great flying adventure, head for Canada on wheels or floats! I fly a yellow and black 1999 Cub Crafters Super Cub; my friend, Wolfgang Greiner, flys a red and white 1998 … Continue reading

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Getting Checked Out To Rent A Seaplane

by Jeffrey Flynn Aviation Representative Mn/DOT, Office of Aeronautics Most of my time flying seaplanes has been spent at latitudes north of Lake Superior. Sure there has been the occasional flight to Oshkosh or a trip on amphibs to the … Continue reading

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Gear Down On Final, Gear Down On Final…..Or Not?

by Curt Drumm Of all the flight training one can do over a pilot’s lifetime, one of the most fun challenges is probably getting your “seaplane rating.” Personally, I did mine on a “dare” with a buddy of mine many … Continue reading

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Success by Chance!

True story of how to create an aviation business, backwards. by Karen Workman How do you start a successful aviation sightseeing business? According to John Justad, owner of Lake Country Air Service in Hackensack, Minnesota, it just kind of happens. … Continue reading

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