Archives: MN Aviation Industry News

Park Rapids Aviation Expands Aircraft Painting Services

PARK RAPIDS, MINN. – Park Rapids Aviation has expanded its aircraft painting at Park Rapids Municipal Airport in Park Rapids, Minn. Jeff Voigt is president of the company, which in addition to aircraft painting, specializes in aircraft floats, floatplane maintenance, … Continue reading

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Wipaire Announces New Approvals For Cessna 182 Modifications

SOUTH ST. PAUL, MINN. – Wipaire, Inc. has received approval for performance- and utility-enhancing modifications for the Cessna 182 Skylane. These modifications currently include the Lycoming IO-580 engine conversion and a gross weight increase to 3,500 lbs (1,587 kg) when … Continue reading

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Meet MATA Board Member, Alison Wynne

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – Alison Wynne is one of nine aviation professionals on the board of directors of the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association – an organization made up of fixed base operators and other aviation businesses that serve the Minnesota aviation … Continue reading

Posted in MN Aviation Industry News, October/November 2014, People, Sections | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Thunderbird Aviation Removes Original Terminal Building To Make Room For Expanded Ramp

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. – In 2012 – 50 years since the company was founded in 1962 – Thunderbird Aviation invested $2 million in building a new 8,000 square foot facility at its Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) location in Eden Prairie, … Continue reading

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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

Posted in All Features, August/September 2014, Features, MN Aviation Industry News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in February/March 2014, MN Aviation Industry News, Sections | Tagged | Leave a comment

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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