Aviation Section

Last updated: 2014-04-22

CO Pilot Bob Geving flew wetland photo inventory missions with DNR Forestry personnel.

CO Pilot Jason Jensen (Brainerd) reports a week of in-service training at Camp Ripley. Jensen flew the last wolf pack count flight of the year due to snow conditions getting too poor to locate the animals. Jensen assisted with checking anglers from the seaplane on Big Stone and Traverse lakes on the 2014 opener. Nice weather but fishing success was poor.

NR Pilot John Heineman (Bemidji) flew marten and wolf telemetry and a river survey for Bemidji Fisheries. Heineman also prepared for upcoming statewide goose survey.

CO Pilot Chris Lofstuen (Bemidji) spent time this week working FTO with CO Schmidt. Fishermen were checked along the North Shore of Lake Superior and the French River Fishery was toured. A day was spent in Brainerd dedicated to flight training and the in-service training was attended at Camp Ripley.