7629 Lakeside Rd. NE

Fridley, MN 55432

 

(ANE)

Airport Spotlights

 

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ANE Company of the month!

This month we would like to "Spotlight"  Key Air.  Their facility has been open since August of 2008.  They have greatly grown their aircraft operations, and reached their rental capacity to almost full.  GM Michael Lawrence has supported many of the aviation entities here on the field. He sits on the board for the ACAA, and personally attends meetings, seminars and programs within the local community and aviation community on a national level.  He has been a supporter of BAPG from the very beginning and continues to host monthly meetings for the group.  Key Air has hosted many aviation social and political events over the years and continues to be a strong component in education, growth and community involvement for our airport.

 

David Williamson Passed Away  12/5/2014

  • David A. Williamson, age 81, of Forest Lake, died peacefully while surrounded by his family and friend on Friday, December 05, 2014.  David served in the United State Air Force from 1953 to 1957 as a radial engine, and jet engine mechanic.  He worked for GE for over 30 years installing large power plants around the globe.  He maintained his passion for aviation throughout the years.  From 1996 – 1999 he volunteered at the Polar Aviation Museum along with his daughter Pam.  From 2000 - 2008, he worked at Golden Wings Museum in support of day-today needs, and events. In 2008, he moved to the Philippi Crane Co. hangar, and began working with the team by establishing a parts inventory system, and as a support staff member for their aircraft.  David was a board member of Flight Line Enterprise. He and his daughter Pam always maintained their volunteer roll at Discover Aviation Days, and participated at a number of other airport events over the years.

    He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Anna and by two half brothers. He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Betsy; children, Pam Thomson and Paul Williamson; grandchildren, Axie and Abby Thomson; niece, Sylvia Collins along with other family and friends.

    David’s strong aviation passion and unique work experience provided a great deal of aid and support to all those who new and worked with him. He will be truly missed by his dear friends, co-workers and airport residents.

 

Len Burgers Passed Away  11/16/2014

  • On Sunday November 16th, Len suffered a severe heart attack.  He was a long member of the American Wings Air Museum, and strong supporter of aviation here at ANE.  Len loved to fly, and wanted most to teach students about flying and keep the history of aviation alive.  He was in full support of aviation events here on the airport, and was very proud to host the Vietnam Wall back in 2012.  We will miss him very much.

 

Larry Bachman Passed Away  9/22/2013

  • As a long time friend of the airport, he financially supported and helped create the "Return of the Big Bombers" event held each July.  He was a WWII veteran and was based in England as a pilot of B-24's where flew 35 missions. Larry returned in 1945 and developed Bachman's Nursery. Larry frequently traveled to schools throughout the twin cities to share his WWII & flying experiences with students.  Larry turned 90 in late August, CLICK HERE for his obituary.  Click Here to see a memorial poster.

Click Below to watch one of the YouTube interviews:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2wFzt81ev0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwZWYX-grUY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljq6p6t291M


  

Larry Carlston Passed Away  1/8/2013

  • Long time and very valuable Chapter 237 member Lary Carlston has passed away.  Lary had been undergoing chemotherapy and recently became infected with a flu type virus.  He succumbed due to complications and his weaken health state from his cancer treatments.  Lary did attend last Christmas party and was named  "Chapter Member of the Year" along with Jack Smith.  CLICK HERE for obituary.

 

Linda Dowdy shared her passion for flying  8/25/12

  • "Linda had battled with arthritis for many years, [but] she didn't let this stop her from flying her airplane when it became difficult to move certain knobs or handles in the cockpit," Thibault said. "Rather, Linda would attach a device to these pesky switches so she could continue to move these controls."    See complete story HERE

 

White Bear Lake HS Visit  12/15/11

  • The White bear lake High School - Aviation/Aerospace course, visited the airport back in December.  The students toured Golden Wings Museum, Twin Cities Aviation and took a flight with TCA.  The students created a video of their experience here and posted it on YouTube.  CLICK HERE  to watch their 3 minute video.

 

John Ysker - Obituary 10/9/11

  •  Ysker, John Alvin Passed away on 10/5/2011 at Our Lady of Peace Home in St. Paul, surrounded by family. John was diagnosed with anaplastic thyroid cancer in May. He left peacefully after a courageous five-month battle. John served 42 years as an A&P aviation mechanic at Blaine Airport; he also engineered and manufactured two and three wheel V8 motorcycles. Survived by his loving wife, Judy; sister, Fanny and sons, Michael and John.