Aviation Section

Last updated: 2016-04-26

NR Pilot Brad Maas (Brainerd) worked on radio and maintenance issues, and began model construction of a fish tank to use for stocking fish by helicopter. He also worked on administrative tasks, and flew firefighting training at Camp Ripley working with DNR Forestry personnel from above, directing National Guard aircraft over the fire.

CO Pilot Chris Lofstuen (Grand Rapids) reports doing equipment research and flying wolf telemetry flights. Aircraft maintenance was also completed.

NR Pilot John Heineman (Bemidji) started the statewide helicopter goose survey. We have so far surveyed from southern Minnesota to a west to east line running thru Brainerd.

CO Pilot Bob Geving (New Ulm) flew photo surveillance for several wetland violations. Geving also flew Forestry?s wetland photo inventory project.

CO Piot Jason Jensen (Brainerd) reports a week of telemetry flights for moose collar related issues. Jensen also positioned aircraft. During these various flights, an illegal fire was reported and a photo mission for possible WCA violations \were completed.