Aviation Section

Last updated: 2015-03-31

CO Pilot Bob Geving (New Ulm) attended RMS training at Camp Ripley and later in the week attended an FAA safety seminar. Geving also flew a station flight with a CO and conducted flight training exercises.

Pilot/CO Chris Lofstuen (Bemidji) reports attending RMS training at Camp Ripley and flying multiple Wolf and fisher telemetry flights. A reconnaissance enforcement flight was flown in the area of the BWCA and several maintenance flights were flown as well.

CO Pilot Jason Jensen (Brainerd) reports a week of various wildlife telemetry flights. Marten, fisher and wolf were the species to monitor. While flying over Camp Ripley, 8 of 9 eagle nests were found to have a bird sitting on the nest. Jensen took a couple WCA photo requests from field officers to fly over. Jensen completed the Division?s RMS training at Camp Ripley.

NR Pilot Brad Maas (Brainerd) began airplane refresher training, and continued helicopter training with one of the pilots. He also attended to maintenance items for the helicopters.