Aviation Section

Last updated: 2015-10-13

CO/Pilot Chris Lofstuen reports a busy week flying. Missions included a deer shining flight, assistance with searching for a drowning victim in the NW Angle, wetland violation check and wolf and fisher telemetry. Night currency and instrument currency training flights were also conducted. Lofstuen also spent time studying for a flight instructor rating.

NR Pilot John Heineman (Bemidji) flew marten and wolf telemetry. The Bemidji area duck survey was flown too. Heineman also attended annual helicopter training at Brainerd.

CO Pilot Jason Jensen (Brainerd) reports a week of primarily stocking fish in remote wilderness lakes for most of the week. Jensen also flew for an ATV detail in NE MN. In between these projects, Jensen gave check rides to another CO Pilot and also issued a car kill deer permit south of Baxter.

CO Pilot Bob Geving (New Ulm) flew officer station flights for big game and waterfowl activity. Geving also conducted training operations and ferrying aircraft about the state.

NR Pilot Brad Maas (Brainerd) conducted training classes for annual helicopter pilot training and flight reviews. He also worked on administrative tasks, and continued helicopter flight training with one of our pilots.