Aviation Section

Last updated: 2016-09-26

CO Pilot Chris Lofstuen (Grand Rapids) reports another busy week of flying. Missions included creel surveys, waterfowl enforcement flights, telemetry, training and several flights relating to storm damage. Aircraft maintenance was also conducted.

CO Pilot Jason Jensen (Brainerd) reports a week of rotary training. Pilot Jensen also flew waterfowl recon scout flights for ground officers. Some Leech Lake survey flights were flown and some telemetry was performed during these flights.

CO Pilot Robert Geving (New Ulm) was grounded for the week due to inclement weather. Pilot Geving attended to maintenance issues, flight planning, and worked on updating training tasks.

NR Pilot John Heineman (Bemidji) flew duck surveys for Bemidji and Thief Lake. Pilot Heineman also flew Forest Assessment to check on conditions of the leaf colors for the upcoming color IR contract photo flights.

NR Pilot Brad Maas (Brainerd) continued with helicopter training for one pilot, and did maintenance and administrative tasks. Poor weather cancelled training flights.