Five years ago today, I wrote a little blog post here about this guy, Gabriel Nderitu, an I.T. worker in Kenya who had a passion to fly an airplane he built himself, using only what he learned on the Internet. For a few days, he became the darling of the Internet. Nobody had the heart Read more →
Take a ride in a powered parachute around some of the most beautiful country in Minnesota — bluff country. Read more →
Last Saturday, Delta Airlines provided a flight from Minneapolis to the Museum of Flight in Seattle, crewed entirely by women and whose passengers were all girls. The effort is part of an extraordinary ongoing mission in the aviation community to show girls that there are careers in aviation. Let the record show that it’s 2015 and these efforts are still needed. Read more →
Shadi Petosky, a Hollywood writer and producer, regularly flies between Minneapolis and Los Angeles, she says. She was stuck in Miami yesterday, trying to get a flight to Minneapolis, because she’s a transgender woman and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) wouldn’t let her on a plane. Read more →
The National Transportation Safety Board didn’t waste much time concluding its investigation into how this airplane ended up like this at South St. Paul’s Fleming Field a few weeks ago. Read more →
Once State Fair season is over, once summer ebbs, once weekends become even more precious in the advancing season, the community pancake breakfast becomes a must-do event in a town.
In New Ulm on Sunday, the Lions Club hosted its annual pancake breakfast at the local airport. Thousands of people turn out each year; it’s apparently the biggest fundraiser of the year for the service club.
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In the aftermath of 9/11, I’d forgotten how offended I was to stand on a public street and be asked — a demand really — to prove who I was to people who weren’t public servants. Read more →
The pictures of a burning jetliner in Las Vegas were certainly riveting. But if you can divert your attention away from the smoke and flames, you might notice something particularly startling. Read more →
What happens to jetliners after they’ve reached the end of their useful life? Now we know. Read more →
It took almost a year, but the National Transportation Safety Board has completed its investigation into an incident at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport last year in which a taxiing Delta 757 clipped another jet that had been pushed back from its gate. Read more →
The Associated Press reports today that the end of an era is at hand for the Goodyear blimp.
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We can add this new video from NASA to our video collection of things being smashed.
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Two Twin Cities airports are included in a rash of drone ‘close calls’ with aircraft, according to reports filed with the Federal Aviation Administration. Read more →
The numbers are in from Mankato’s large air show in June and they’re not particularly good, even though it attracted the Air Force Thunderbirds as the signature act. Read more →
Ford was not seriously injured in the incident, although improperly installed seat belts contributed to his injuries Read more →