Aviation Section

Last updated: 2015-12-01

CO Pilot Chris Lofstuen (Grand Rapids) reports a quiet holiday week. A wolf telemetry flight was flown and equipment and maintenance tasks were completed.

CO Pilot Jason Jensen (Brainerd) reports a week of working on background investigations. Pilot Jensen flew two wildlife telemetry flights and also continued rotary training. Upon returning to Brainerd on one flight, the first ice anglers of the season were found on a small pond. Two shelters were seen and information relayed to the local officer as this was not an area noted for angling activity. Judging by the shape of the lakes in the area, it is safe to assume that any activity on the ice so far is not recommended.

CO Pilot Robert Geving (New Ulm) flew a station orientation flight for a newly hired officer and enforcement air support flights for the southeast 3B deer season.

NR Pilot John Heineman (Bemidji) flew marten and wolf telemetry flights and worked on maintenance and administrative issues.

NR Pilot Brad Maas (Brainerd) continued helicopter flight training with two pilots and worked on administrative tasks.