Aviation Section

Last updated: 2016-06-28

CO Pilot Jason Jensen (Brainerd) reports a week of rotary training and assisting Fisheries crews with insertion and removal of people/equipment from remote lakes for survey purposes. Jensen also gave a flight check to another DNR pilot and attempted to locate some radio-collared bats around Camp Ripley.

NR Pilot Brad Maas (Brainerd) continued helicopter training with one pilot, and also conducted Tactical Flight Officer training flights with three Conservation Officers. He worked on maintenance and administrative tasks as well.

NR Pilot John Heineman (Bemidji) flew wolf and moose telemetry and also multiple Leech lake creel surveys.

CO Bob Geving (New Ulm) flew a fisheries lake assessment photo flight and attended to administrative work.

CO Pilot Christopher Lofstuen (Grand Rapids) reports conducting seaplane training flights as well as multiple creel surveys over the Rainy Lake Area. A night currency flight was conducted and maintenance issues were addressed on the aircraft.