Archives: MN Aviation Industry News

Lessons Learned About GA, From Unlikely Sources

by Jim Hanson It seems like it’s been years since we had any good news in the General Aviation industry. Oh, don’t get me wrong…innovation and new products come out all the time, but it seems that the “glory days” … Continue reading

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AOPA & NATA Presidents Address Aviation Business Community At Minnesota Trades Conference

BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – Mark Baker, President of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA), and Tom Hendricks, President of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), were featured speakers at the Minnesota Aviation Trades Conference, March 21, 2014 in Bloomington, Minnesota. … Continue reading

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Minnesota Aviation Stakeholders Meet On Capitol Hill

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Anyone actively involved in aviation in Minnesota, and who believes in the importance of their local airport, showed up at the Minnesota State Capitol, March 5, 2014, to meet with their legislators. Professional and recreational pilots, … Continue reading

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Minnesota’s Budget Outlook Improves

K-12 Shifts To Be Completely Repaid, Including $15 Million Borrowed From Aviation Trust Fund ST. PAUL, MINN. – Changes in forecast general fund revenue and expenditures for the current biennium have increased the projected balance for fiscal year 2014-15 to … Continue reading

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U.S. Senator Meets With Minnesota Aviation Stakeholders

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – On December 3, 2013, aviation industry stakeholders had an opportunity to meet with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar to discuss her advocacy efforts on behalf of the general aviation industry, both within in Minnesota and on a national … Continue reading

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FAA Finalizes Minneapolis-St. Paul Class B Airspace – Shelf Ceilings Lower

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – The FAA gave Stanton Airfield a little elbowroom in its final redesign of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Class B airspace, although the floor of the airspace will be 1,000 feet lower just to the north when a new … Continue reading

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“The Miracle Landing”

A True Story of How The Minneapolis Lakers Almost Perished & The Crew That Saved Them The Minneapolis Lakers national basketball team may have perished in a flight over Iowa on one cold, winter night, had it not been for … Continue reading

Posted in Aircraft, All Headlines, Headlines, MN Aviation Industry News, October/November 2013, People | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

16-Year-Old Solos 10 Airplanes In A Single Day!

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. – Nathan “Nate” Bruss, 16, of Dayton, Minnesota, successfully soloed 10 airplanes on his 16th birthday, August 16, 2013, making him the only person in history known to have achieved such a feat in tricycle gear aircraft. … Continue reading

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Minnesota Aviation Trades Association Board Sets Goals For 2013 & 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. – The entire nine-member board of directors of the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA) met August 22, 2013 at Thunderbird Aviation at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie to elect officers and set goals for the remainder … Continue reading

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Minnesota Aviation Trades Association Board Sets Goals For 2013 & 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. – The entire nine-member board of directors of the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA) met August 22, 2013 at Thunderbird Aviation at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie to elect officers and set goals for the remainder … Continue reading

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