• Girls International Aviation Day

     Photo Courtesy of Larry Grace Photography   Minnesota led the way in the first annual Girls International Aviation Day, hosting the world’s largest celebration among all Women in Aviation International (WAI) chapters. Held by the Stars of the North WAI ( and AirSpace Minnesota, the experience brought 1,000 people to the Downtown St. Paul Airport on Saturday, September 26.

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    Stars of the North Shine Brightly

    Team Leads Ben Lawler, Jenny Nietfeld, Danielle Loder, Sarah Borg, Lauren Keil, Michael Johnson, Caidy Thompson, Deanna Kimball, Jessica Belcher, Dawne Barrett, Cassie Schroer and Alexis Render.  Photo by Larry Grace.   When Women in Aviation International (WAI) shared the opportunity for their chapters around the world to launch a new annual Girls in Aviation Day celebration in September, the Stars of the North Chapter in Minnesota soared into action.  President Jenny Nietfeld as...

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    213 Young Eagles Flights!

    Pilot Pete Gabrail instructs a pilot-in-training on the ramp by the Historic Terminal Building at Holman Field.  Photo by Larry Grace.   The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is a passionate community of recreational pilots, builders and restorers.  Since 1992, more than 1.9 million young people ages 8 – 17 have been provided with free Young Eagles flights from EAA members who volunteer their planes and expertise.   On September 26, 213 young people benefited from a fre...

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    Dr. Sandra Magnus Headlines Industry Dialogue

      All Photos Courtesy of Larry Grace Photography   Astronaut, engineer and global aerospace leader Dr. Sandra Magnus visited Minnesota in September to provide a keynote address and participate in a conversation about Minnesota’s aerospace innovation legacy and future opportunities and appear at Girls International Aviation Day.  Dr. Magnus is the Executive Director of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA), the largest global technical society for aer...

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    Delta Pilot Cheri Rohlfing Gives WING to Dreams

    AirSpace Minnesota board member Cheri Rohlfing helped create the first ever all girls Delta Air Lines WING (Women Inspiring our Next Generation) Flight held on Saturday, September 26 – Girls International Aviation Day.    "The WING Flight was all about inspiring young ladies to dream big and know that they can be successful in STEM and aviation careers,” said Rohlfing, Delta Air Lines First Officer & Ambassador.  “We filled a Boeing 737-800 with over 120 girls ages 12 - 18, mo...

  • Shine a Light

    How many people know the Father of America’s Human Space Flight program went to high school in Duluth and graduated from the University of Minnesota? And that he advised President Kennedy to launch what’s considered the most audacious engineering challenge in history?   From Left: University of Minnesota alum Donald K. "Deke" Slayton, L.

  • Join the Hub Leader Network

    As AirSpace Minnesota works to get resources for the Holman Field renovation and installation, getting the word out to everyone who may be interested in the mission to commemorate, educate and innovate is key.  To help grow the community of support, AirSpace Minnesota Go Boldly Ambassadors Brad Johnson of The Nerdery and Steve Bruss, Wings Insurance, are launching a Hub Leader Network.  A hub leader will act as the local AirSpace Minnesota go-to contact and evangelist for their gr...

  • Gilruth Tribute Celebration

    Minnesota vision launched the most audacious engineering challenge in history. Celebrate one of the most amazing stories in our State of Innovation and grow our legacy by supporting a new generation of learners. Register Robert Gilruth, 1913 – 2000           The Minnesotan who advised President Kennedy to put a man on the moon led the Apollo program and built a great space center in a pasture to do it.

  • Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Banquet to be held April 25

    The 26th annual Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Saturday, April 25 at the Ramada/Mall of America Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota. This year’s inductees include Larry Diffley, Bemidji native, FBO and entrepreneur; Robert Gilruth, NASA engineer and director of Johnson Space Flight Center during early manned launches; Brigadier General Leo Goodrich, Air Guard pilot and Assistant MN Adjutant General-Air; Frank Judd, early NWA pilot, Superintendent of Northern Region and NWA e...

  • It's Time to "Raise the Hangar!"

    Pictured Above:  Delta Captain Karen Ruth & Northwest Airlines Captain Woody Fountain.  Click on the photo to visit the event photo gallery.  All photos courtesy of Larry Grace Photography.

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