Aviation Section

Last updated: 2015-06-30

NR Pilot John Heineman (Bemidji) flew sketch mapping in North Dakota for Forest Assessment which was contracted by North Dakota Forestry. Heineman also flew floatplane and instrument training.

NR Pilot Brad Maas (Brainerd) continues being trained in the airplanes, and training one of the pilots to fly helicopters.

CO Pilot Chris Lofstuen (Bemidji) (Bemidji) reports flying multiple creel survey flights over Lake Vermilion last week. Wolf telemetry was flown near Red Lake, as well as in the Remer Area. A fisher telemetry flight was conducted, as was refresher seaplane training.

CO Pilot Bob Geving (New Ulm) continues to fly for the forestry sketch mapping project and conducted two training flights.

CO Pilot Jason Jensen (Brainerd) reports a week with numerous training flights. Training flights for fixed wing and floats was given. Jensen also received night ops training and instrument proficiency flights. A photo flight was performed for an ongoing dock issue in Carver County.