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Ditching Isn’t Just For Trans-Oceanic Pilots

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Every pilot has pondered whether it’s better to go over or around a body of water. Whether it’s a relatively small lake while entering the traffic pattern, Lake Mille Lacs in … Continue reading

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Western Michigan University: College of Aviation Celebrates 75 Years In 2014

BATTLE CREEK, MICH. – Beginning in 1939 with a maintenance program, Western Michigan University (WMU) involvement with aviation education has expanded to offer degrees in aviation flight science, aviation management and aviation maintenance technology. In 1999, the existing WMU School … Continue reading

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The End of A Great Aviation Tech School Program

A Guest Editorial by Jim Freeman JANESVILLE, WIS. – It was with great disappointment for all of us in the aviation community and our local community to watch the final destruction of the award-winning and viable Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) … Continue reading

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Become An ACE…

Every summer for the past 22 years, students from around the state of Minnesota have had an opportunity to attend a fabulous summer program called ACE (Aviation Career Education) Camp. This unique camp held each June and July, opens doors … Continue reading

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IFR-VFR Safety Seminar At Volk Field

CAMP DOUGLAS, WIS. – The next WisDOT IFR-VFR Safety Seminar is scheduled for May 17th at Volk Field ANGB in Camp Douglas, Wis., and will be held in conjunction with the base open house. If you have not attended this … Continue reading

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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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Flying On Floats or Wheels…. Checklists Could Save Your Life!

by Philip Mattison I am a 5,000-plus hour pilot, with commercial, single and multi-engine, instrument, seaplane, skiplane, and instructor ratings. I have logged 1,200-plus hours in my Super Cub on floats, flying north of the Arctic Circle three times, have been … Continue reading

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AirSpace Minnesota Announces Go Boldly Challenge

ST. PAUL, MINN. – AirSpace Minnesota will hold a “Go Boldly Challenge,” April 26, 2014 at St. Paul Downtown Airport from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the purpose of recognizing Minnesotans of all ages who have achieved something extraordinary … Continue reading

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College Link Makes Finding Aviation College Program Easy!

Have you aspired to have an aviation/aerospace college degree or want to upgrade the one you have, yet just don’t know where to begin searching for what you need? Aviation Workforce Development (AWD) is proud to announce: COLLEGE LINK  (©AWD2014) … Continue reading

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Cirrus Partners With Lake Superior College For Workforce Development Program

DULUTH, MINN. – Cirrus Aircraft has announced a partnership with Lake Superior College to develop and implement an Aircraft Assembly Pre-employment Program. The program is part of a Minnesota Job Skills Program Grant for workforce development and is aimed at … Continue reading

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