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AVIATION

The SkyPak could be used for many applications, from search and rescue to flying a worker up to change light bulbs or perform other maintenance on tall structures.
This year marks the 95th anniversary of Lindbergh's solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean from New York City to Paris in 1927. The famed aviator dubbed “Lucky Lindy” grew up on a Little Falls farm before becoming a worldwide celebrity.
On Tuesday, Aug. 17, the nonprofit program Dream Flights took two local World War II veterans to the skies over Bemidji. This year, the program is working to take more than 1,000 WWII veterans on flights during August and September.
ST. PAUL -- Madison Doffing was born after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but the annual photos of the airplanes crashing into the World Trade Center had made her fearful of flying.

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MOORHEAD -- Florence Klingensmith was a woman ahead of -- actually, above -- her time. The female aviator, called an aviatrix in the late 1920s and early '30s, grew up just north of Moorhead and started her flying career with the Fargo Aeronautic...
BLAINE, Minn. -- A small vintage aircraft was engulfed in flames Thursday morning, Aug. 23, after crashing on the runway at the Anoka County-Blaine airport, authorities say.A 65-year-old man from Ham Lake was flying alone when he crashed around 1...
WATKINS, Minn. -- A pilot walked away unscathed after the plane he was piloting malfunctioned and crashed Thursday morning, Aug. 2, in a cornfield approximately 3 miles north of here.
FARGO -- The airline industry has been sounding the alarm for years about the nationwide shortage of pilots. It's a growing problem fueled by a mix of factors, including federal aviation rule changes, mandatory retirements and economic reasons.
BEMIDJI, Minn.-A World War II-era aircraft restored to its original condition in Bemidji, Minn., will have the eyes of the world on it this Sunday, Feb. 4, when it soars over U.S. Bank Stadium for Super Bowl LII.The airplane, a P-51 Mustang, is n...
SAUK CENTRE, Minn. -- A 50-year-old pilot was found dead after his single-engine experimental aircraft was discovered Wednesday morning, Jan. 24, after the plane was reported missing on Tuesday, the Stearns County Sheriff's Office said.Authoritie...

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On this special holiday edition of AgweekTV from Butler Machinery in Fargo, we take a look back at some of our favorite and most popular stories from the past year.
DULUTH - It says something about the success of your industry - or perhaps the extent of the skills gap - when you're trying to recruit people a full decade before they'll enter the workforce.In the past 10 years, aviation has added more than a t...
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- The final report on the crash of a vintage aircraft that killed Breckenridge, Minn., farmer and pilot Mark Yaggie in July indicates the plane was in obvious distress when it went down near here, but an examination of the engine...

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