MSu northern lIGhtS Chapter
Minnesota State University-Mankato hosted the Region V SAFECON, and the MSU
Northern Lights Chapter set up a fundraiser there. They had a stand in the old Mayo
hangar where all the groups waited in between competing. The chapter sold candy,
chips, soda, coffee, hot chocolate, and Subway sandwiches. They got a chance to get
to know their members better and they also got a chance to meet other students from
the other schools. Mankato did great in the competition; second school ranking, and
the top rated pilot austin Jacobsen (WAI #50946) is from the chapter.
The chapter took a field trip to see the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (KMSP) tower.
Everyone was so nice and seemed to really enjoy what they do; it was a very inspiring thing to witness.
Nathan Klocke, Tim Larson, Lane Dulon (WAI #51269) on the
ground, and photographer Laura Goblirsch (WAI #50628).
The MSU Northern Lights Chapter participated in Rake the Town again this year.
VINE Faith in Action hosted the annual yard cleanup day. The chapter met on Mankato
State Campus early in
the morning to take a group photo, and then they all headed out
to the trailer park to rake. Those leaves really are quite heavy so
it took lots of muscle and team work. After they were finished
they drove over to St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church where
they were given chili and other goodies. This was a fun way to
help out in the community and also a great way to get to know
members in the chapter better. ✈
Photo, left to right: Ethan Loftus (WAI #49773), Kate Rexon
Msu northern lIGhts Chapter
(WAI #44153), Raechel Geary (WAI #46149), Aaron Barthol,
Trent Fridono (WAI #53549), Coby Enochson, Nicholas Keller,
uno MaVerICk Chapter
The UNO Maverick Chapter collected and donated nonperishable food,
stationary and other household items to the Ronald McDonald House. The
House caters to family members of sick children and ensures they have
food and other necessities while they are caring for the ailing children.
The chapter members also did fundraising for the upcoming Conference, by helping out at the concessions during various university games.
The Maverick Chapter toured Duncan Aviation in Lincoln, Nebraska,
which provides comprehensive aviation services like aircraft and engine
repair and leasing-financing. larry Bartlett, CFII and longtime employee of
the company, gave the tour and provided in-depth information to the students and discussed the many prospects of available employment. ✈
Greater loS anGeleS Chapter
retired los angeles police Department
(lapD) officer terri lincoln (WAI #49276)
hosted the Greater los angeles area and Mt.
san antonio College Chapters for a tour of the
world’s largest rooftop helipad, hooper heliport. hooper is home to the lapD air support
Division (asD), the world’s largest municipal
airborne law enforcement operation. lincoln
was lapD’s first female helicopter pilot and
remains an active participant in asD support
and fundraising as a reserve officer. she explained lapD operations and training, toured
the unit’s spaces including the hangar and
control tower, and arranged a bird’s eye view
for the afternoon change of shift, with aircraft
landing and departing for their daily patrols.
WaI Chapter relations Manager Betty huck
was thrilled to be able to join the chapters for
this event since she was in the area after the
aopa summit in palm springs. ✈