Aviation Section

Last updated: 2014-12-16

CO Pilot Bob Geving (New Ulm) worked on training for various emergency scenarios, via on-line aviation classes. Due to the fact that during the majority of the week in the southern part of the state, the weather was not conducive for flying DNR missions, Geving attended to maintenance, administrative, and equipment matters.

NR Pilot Brad Maas (Brainerd) worked on aircraft and hangar administrative tasks. All training flights were cancelled due to continued poor weather.

NR Pilot John Heineman (Bemidji) flights were cancel all week due to low ceilings and fog. Heineman worked on training, working with clients and hanger maintenance.

Pilot/CO Chris Lofstuen (Bemidji) reported poor flying conditions last week with low clouds, fog and mist. Time was spent emptying out one of the Grand Rapids hangars as well as updating aircraft GPS systems etc. Maintenance and facilities vendors in Bemidji were met with and training was conducted.

CO Pilot Jason Jensen (Brainerd) reports a week hampered by foggy weather. Jensen worked on various safety projects and equipment issues that normally get overlooked during busy seasons. Many flights and projects are awaiting sunshine and fresh snow.