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AVIATION

The Cessna 172S crashed into a couple’s home Oct. 1, killing the three people on board.
Flight tracking data indicates it crashed into the house shortly after taking off from Duluth International Airport late Saturday night.
The fixed-wing, single-engine plane left Duluth around 11:10 p.m. Saturday and reached an altitude of 2,300 feet before it crashed, according to Flightaware.com.
The plane took out much of the second floor of the home at 5154 Arrowhead Road.

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Radar tracks put Michael Bratlie, an experienced military and commercial pilot, just past Two Harbors, Minnesota, in his two-engine plane. There the flight path ended, drawing exhaustive searches of Lake Superior and the thick woods and rugged terrain on shore.
After a record-breaking year in 2021, the 13th annual event will be July 16-17 at the Duluth International Airport.
The SkyPak could be used for many applications, from search and rescue to flying a worker up to change light bulbs or perform other maintenance on tall structures.
This year marks the 95th anniversary of Lindbergh's solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean from New York City to Paris in 1927. The famed aviator dubbed “Lucky Lindy” grew up on a Little Falls farm before becoming a worldwide celebrity.
The 8th District DFL unit called it “vote-no-and-take-credit hypocrisy.”
On Tuesday, Aug. 17, the nonprofit program Dream Flights took two local World War II veterans to the skies over Bemidji. This year, the program is working to take more than 1,000 WWII veterans on flights during August and September.

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After canceling last year's event, the Duluth Airshow is ready for takeoff Saturday and Sunday.
The bill made it out of committee Wednesday in Washington, D.C., and calls for easier-to-understand safety notices given to pilots.
Parker Deters has had several important events canceled — including his Eagle Scout award ceremony — as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, but he is still working toward his goal of becoming an Air Force pilot.

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