Aviation Section

Last updated: 2016-09-19

CO Pilot Chris Lofstuen (Grand Rapids) reports a busy week of flying. A fisheries crew, canoe and gear were flown into the BWCAW for a lake survey and retrieved later in the week. Multiple lake creel surveys were flown and required maintenance was completed on the aircraft.

CO Pilot Jason Jensen (Brainerd) reports a week of rotary training. Pilot Jensen also received an annual instrument proficiency check flight from another CO Pilot. Other flights were postponed due to weather and fall waterfowl enforcement flights were planned.

CO Pilot Robert Geving (New Ulm) flew Leech Lake creel surveys, waterfowl recon, and CO orientation station flights. Pilot Geving also conducted training flights with CO Pilot Jensen.

NR Pilot John Heineman (Bemidji) flew a Leech Lake survey and wolf telemetry. Pilot Heineman also attended to maintenance items on the airplane and truck.

NR Pilot Brad Maas (Brainerd) worked on airplane training, and helicopter maintenance and administrative tasks. Poor weather cancelled some training flights.