Aviation Section

Last updated: 2018-08-13

NR Pilot Brad Maas (Brainerd) continued with aerial spraying of hybrid cattails on state wildlife management areas. Good progress was made and plots were completed near Princeton, St. Paul, and south of Wabasha. Then it was on to the Hutchinson area. Conditions were favorable with light winds and little rain.

CO Pilot Jason Jensen (Brainerd) reports flying for the Cass County Sheriff?s Office to search for a missing person. Jensen also checked anglers from the seaplane in Stearns County with minimal violations encountered. Various training assistance was given to new aviation administrative staff.

Standby NR Pilot Jessica Holmes (Grand Rapids) worked on solo training in the Scout out of Grand Rapids.

CO Pilot Bob Geving (New Ulm) flew forestry tree assessment flights in the northwest part of the state. Geving also conducted a training and flight review with K35 and completed some online training assignments.