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Earlier this week, I had a rather chaotic day. In the morning, I wrote on my hand to remind myself of a task to email Rick. At lunch, I noticed it on my hand and realized that I had not seen the insi... Posted on 9/21/12 at 7:00 AM
THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Waterford Iron Bridge (Minnesota):
Heading southwest in the direction of my childhood place of Jackson on a heavily used state rural highway through Dakota County, there is an old iron bridge located just off to the left of the road ... Posted on 10/5/11 at 9:25 AM
FARGO — Greg Poe, a renowned stunt pilot slated to perform at the Fargo AirSho for the first time next month, died Sunday of an apparent heart attack.
Poe, 57, who flew the only ethanol-powered airplane on the air show circuit, died near his hometown of Boise, Idaho, his team coordinator, Greg Gibson, told fans on Facebook.
By Mike Nowatzki, Forum Communications Co.
, July 26, 2011
GRAND FORKS — Aviation leaders are reporting success with a decade-long push to make sure pilots and air traffic controllers around the globe are proficient in English — the official language of aviation worldwide.
The International Civil Aviation Organization, or ICAO, began working on English proficiency requirements in 2000, four years after a midair collision over India between a Saudi airliner and a Kazakh cargo plane killed 349 people. Investigators said an English language barrier was a contributing factor to the crash.
Jordan Dvorak wore the green flight suit of a Happy Hooligan with a boyish bravado given to the occasional snappy salute.
On Tuesday he was declared a pilot for a day, seated at the controls of a C-21 jetliner, and made an honorary general in the North Dakota Air National Guard.
By Patrick Springer, Forum Communications Co.
, March 03, 2010
The University of North Dakota says it has added six Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft to its training fleet.
The airplanes will be delivered next month. UND said it has acquired 44 new Cessna 172s for its inventory over the past 18 months.
CLEARWATER COUNTY, Minn. — The body of Andrew Lindberg was found this morning with his downed plane in a remote, wooded area 21 miles east of Mahnomen, Minn., in a remote area of the north-central part of the state.
By radio, data message and cell phone, air traffic controllers and pilots tried for more than an hour to contact the crew of a Northwest Airlines jetliner as it sped 150 miles past its Minneapolis destination and military jets readied to chase it. The pilots were finally alerted to their stunning gaffe when a flight attendant called on an intercom from the cabin.
By Joan Lowy, The Associated Press
, October 24, 2009
A pilot is recovering from injuries he suffered when his plane crashed in Eden Prairie.
Robert Fiske, of Mound, survived when his twin-engine plane crashed Monday.
Christine Hill, spokeswoman for Hennepin County Medical Center, said Fiske is recovering and was in satisfactory condition Tuesday.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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