The Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering
Friday April 27th & Saturday April 28th
Anoka County-Blaine Airport, Blaine, MN

Flying to the Gathering

Location, Parking and area information

Meet hundreds of Minnesota and Wisconsin pilots and aviation enthusiasts!

The Gathering will feature educational sessions and a variety of vendors of aviation-related products. Educational sessions will cover a broad range of topics, including owner-assisted maintenance, seaplane operations, ski plane operations, survival medicine, single pilot IFR, Minnesota aviation history, winter operations, engine management, how to promote your local airport and much more.

GREAT MINNESOTA AVIATION GATHERING 2018 HANGAR FLYING SESSIONS
Friday, April 27   Exhibits Open 9:00 a.m., Close 5:00 p.m.  
Time Location Speaker Presentation Title
9:00-9:45 GMAG Tent Visit Exhibits  
  EAA 237 Hangar Fred Nauer Foreflight VFR and IFR Flight Planning Basics
10:00-10:45 GMAG Tent Grant Wallace/Dan MacDonald Owner Assisted Maintenance 101
  EAA 237 Hangar Steve Thibault Who Wants to Improve Their Landings?
11:00-11:15 Visit Exhibits    
11:15-12:00 GMAG Tent Joshua & Tom Hass ADS-B in 19 Months: Products and Solutions from Your Local Minnesota Avionics Shop
  EAA 237 Hangar Tim Hieb & Kevin Dunrud The Care & Feeding of Your Aircraft's Engine
12:00-1:00 Visit Exhibits and Enjoy Lunch    
1:00-1:45 GMAG Tent Nick Wilson, UND Using Technology for Improving Situational Awareness
  EAA 237 Hangar Mike Vivion Short Takeoff & Landing for the Masses Part I
2:00-2:45 GMAG Tent Kevin Morris Kinder, Gentler FAA?
  EAA 237 Hangar Mike Vivion Short Takeoff & Landing for the Masses Part II
2:45-3:30 Visit Exhibits and Greet Pilots    
3:30-4:15 GMAG Tent Paul Jackson Risk & Resource Management: The New Way to Train & Fly
  EAA 237 Hangar Charlie Becker, EAA EAA Update 2018
4:15-5:00 Day One Closes    
6:00-9:00 EAA 237 Hangar MN EAA Leadership Summit  

Saturday, April 28

Exhibits Open 8:30 a.m., Close 4:00 p.m.
 
Time Location Speaker Presentation Title
8:30-10:00 GMAG Tent Andy Miller, AOPA Rusty Pilot Part I
8:30-9:15 EAA 237 Hangar Randy Corfman Random Flight Through FAA Medicals, BasicMed & Aviation
10:00-10:30 GMAG Tent Andy Miller, AOPA Break to Exhibitors
9:30-10:15 EAA 237 Hangar Kevin Morris Drones in the National Airspace
10:30-11:00 Visit Exhibits    
10:30-12:00 GMAG Tent Andy Miller, AOPA Rusty Pilot II
11:00-11:45 EAA 237 Hangar Chris Holder, Concorde Aircraft Battery Maintenance
12:00-1:00 Visit Exhibits, Raffle and Enjoy Lunch    
1:00-1:45 GMAG Tent Mark Baker AOPA Update
1:45-2:30 GW Flying Museum FAA, MN Pilot Awards FAA and MN Pilots Assn Awards Presentation
2:30-3:15 GMAG Tent Master Pilots Master Pilots Share Their Flying Wisdom
  EAA 237 Hangar Mark Schreier Incredible, New Minnesota ATC Communications Requirements
4:00 2018 GMAG Closes  

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Location and Amenities

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Hotels near KANE offering special rates for the Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering (be sure to mention MN Pilots Association):

The Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering will be held at the Golden Wings Museum on the Anoka County Airport.


Golden Wings Museum
8797 Airport Road
Blaine, MN 55449

Sponsors

  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Air Trek North, Inc.
  • AVEMCO Insurance Company17:66
  • Horizon Aircraft Engine Services/Bolduc
  • Cirrus Aircraft Corporation
  • Concorde Battery Corporation
  • FAAST
  • Golden Wings Flying Museum
  • Hartzell Propeller
  • Lynx
  • Metropolitan Airport Commission
  • Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame
  • Minnesota Flyer Magazine
  • Minnesota Pilots Association
  • Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association
  • MNDOT Aeronautics
  • Park Rapids Avionics
  • Tanis Aircraft Products
  • West Metro Aviation
  • Wipaire, Inc.

Exhibitors

  • 99's
  • Aerotechnique LLC
  • Aero-Tow, LLC
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • All Star Warbirds Embroidery
  • Appareo Systems
  • AVEMCO Insurance Company17:66
  • Blaine Police Department, City of Blaine
  • Horizon Aircraft Engine Services/Bolduc
  • Cirrus Aircraft Corporation
  • Concorde Battery Corporation
  • FAAST
  • Flightline Enterprises
  • Flywell Flying Club
  • Gateway Flying Club
  • Great North Autogyro LLC
  • Metropolitan Airport Commission
  • Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame
  • Minnesota Council of Airports
  • Experimental Aircraft Association MN
  • Minnesota Flyer Magazine
  • Minnesota Pilots Association
  • Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association
  • Minnesota State University Aviation
  • MNDOT Aeronautics
  • North Star Flyers
  • Oasis Scientific Inc
  • Park Rapids Avionics
  • Precision Equipment
  • Sky West Airlines
  • Tanis Aircraft Products
  • Thunderbird Aviation and Academy College
  • Tree of Hope-Minnesota
  • TrickAir, Inc
  • Twin Cities Aviation
  • University of North Dakota Aviation
  • West Metro Aviation
  • Wings Insurance
  • Wipaire, Inc.

Advertisers

  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Aircraft & Marine Insurance Agency, Inc
  • Air Trek North, Inc.
  • Appareo Systems
  • AVEMCO Insurance Company
  • Cirrus Aircraft Corporation
  • Concorde Battery Corporation
  • FAAST
  • Golden Wings Flying Museum
  • Great North Autogyro, LLC
  • Great Planes Flight Physicals
  • Hartzell Propeller
  • Holman's Table St Paul Downtown Airport
  • Horizon Aircraft Engine Services/Bolduc
  • Lynx FBO
  • Metropolitan Airport Commission
  • Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame
  • Minnesota Business Aviation Association
  • Minnesota Council of Airports
  • Minnesota Flyer Magazine
  • Minnesota Pilots Association
  • Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association
  • MNDOT Aeronautics
  • Modern Avionics
  • Park Rapids Avionics
  • Premier Jet Center, Inc
  • Sky West Airlines
  • Supercub.org
  • Tanis Aircraft Products
  • Thunderbird Aviation and Academy College
  • Tree of Hope-Minnesota
  • Trade-A-Plane
  • West Metro Aviation
  • Wings Café
  • Wings Insurance
  • Wipaire, Inc.
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