Aviation Section

Last updated: 2014-08-19

NR Pilot John Heineman (Bemidji) took an annual low level wavier check ride and flight review. Heineman also gave telemetry training to a new CO Pilot and flew a Vermillion lake creel survey. Sunday?s flight over Vermillion was canceled due to weather.

CO Pilot Jason Jensen (Brainerd) reports flying a pine marten telemetry flight in NE MN. Jensen also provided a transportation flight for two days. Numerous safety items were addressed during continued work on a new aviation safety system. Research on new aircraft was also worked on.

NR Pilot Luke Ettl (Grand Rapids) flew a sketch mapping flight.

CO/Pilot Chris Lofstuen (Bemidji) flew multiple creel surveys over Leech Lake and a lake restoration project was photographed. A flight was conducted for local law enforcement and a Fisher telemetry mission was flown. A training mission was also conducted with the Chief Pilot.

CO/Pilot Robert Geving (New Ulm) flew sketch mapping flights, completing the yearly forestry survey, which monitors various diseases and parasites which affect the overall health to the states forests.