The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are familiar with this helicopter, a Hiller FH-100. It had been involved in a June 2006 incident when the pilot reported he heard a ‘bang’ and then a shudder. The tail rotor had separated from the helicopter, the NTSB said. Read more →
The next time you get into a little fender-bender or are cut off in traffic and given to a bout of road rage, think about Thom Richard, a pilot who was stopped on a runway at the National Championship Air Races in Reno last weekend.
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A report says the airport will continue to focus on small private airplanes — business jets usually go to Flying Cloud or nearby Anoka-Blaine — and it stresses that it doesn’t see downgrading the role of the airport. But it’s recommending some runways be eliminated and the property opened to development.
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You must have to be a patient and forgiving sort to live near Roseau, on Minnesota’s northern border. People there have to put up with things we non-border people take for granted. The freedom to move around America, for example.
It took an around-the-country trip by a California teacher to tell me something about my adopted state that I didn’t know. There’s an airport in Minnesota on which a runway spans two countries, surrounded by some unwelcoming feds. Read more →
We’ve said it before but we say it again: No industry works as hard to alienate its customers as the airline industry does. Read more →
It can’t be much fun if you’re a Delta traveler today. All of Delta’s flights were grounded because of computer woes. Even when the systems are restored, the effect will ripple throughout the system for hours, if not days. That’s what happens when the airline industry consolidates. Read more →
Hans Wronka, the Duluth man who set out in July to find the airplane in which his grandfather died in World War II, has discovered dog tags in a hay stack. Read more →
I doubt you’ll find anything particularly thrilling here but a few people have asked to see another video of what it looks like flying into Oshkosh during the AirVenture show, when it becomes the busiest airport in the world.
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Flying into Oshkosh is pressure-packed for a number of reasons, not the least of which is tens of thousands of people line the runways to watch you land. You don’t want to mess it up.
Not like this pilot did yesterday when landing a 1940s-era A-26 Invader.
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It took nearly four years, but the National Transportation Safety Board has now closed its investigation into how four people on the way home from a Packers-Vikings game ended up upside down in an airplane in Rochester. Read more →
Up until Sunday morning, there was only one B-29 Superfortress still flying in the United States Read more →
New legislation should fix a longtime problem: pilots who don’t seek treatment for various medical conditions because they fear they’ll lose the medical certification required to fly general aviation aircraft. Read more →
In two weeks, a couple hundred volunteers and the grandson of P-47 Thunderbolt pilot killed during a raid on German troops in Italy in World War II will try to unearth what’s left of the plane and, possibly, the pilot’s remains near Bagnarola, Italy. Read more →
I find pride in finding people — often older people– giving up a piece of a holiday weekend to do something for the benefit of someone else. Read more →
Mark O. Schultz, of Sleepy Eye, Minn., a bank executive; and Steven J. Schultz, 51, of Brooklyn Center, a Medtronic employee, were killed in the 2014 crash in western Minnesota. Read more →