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Dickinson pilot makes emergency landing south of Minot

March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINOT — A Dickinson pilot had to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff in Ward County on Saturday night, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Gordon Pavlicek, 66, was flying his 1971 Piper Cherokee 140 when his plane experience…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dickinson pilot makes emergency landing south of Minot

March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINOT — A Dickinson pilot had to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff in Ward County on Saturday night, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Gordon Pavlicek, 66, was flying his 1971 Piper Cherokee 140 when his plane experience…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

New wing at air museum honors founders

August 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Supporters of the Fargo Air Museum broke ground Saturday morning on its new hangar honoring Gerry Beck and Bob Odegaard two late area aviation pioneers. Continue Reading

Riding the thunder: ND’s ‘Hoz’ made mark as elite pilot, combat leader

July 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

TUCSON, Ariz. Tom Cruise may have played a Navy “Top Gun” in the movie, but Bill Hosmer was the real deal for the U.S. Air Force. Continue Reading

Pilot killed in crash leaves behind six children

February 22, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The pilot who died in a plane crash near Parkers Prairie on February 20 leaves behind a wife and six children. Continue Reading

‘Capture monkeys’ in action: Pilot to fly elk capture excursion in TRNP today

September 11, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Owner and pilot of Leading Edge Aviation, Jim Pope, 50, said from a landing and fuel stop in Deer Lodge, Mont., on his way to Theodore Roosevelt National Park on Tuesday morning that he has been a helicopter pilot leading a crew capturing wild animals much of his life. Continue Reading

Famed ND pilot killed during practice run

September 7, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

VALLEY CITY, N.D. Famed North Dakota pilot Bob Odegaard was killed Friday night during a practice run for an air show here. Continue Reading

Civil Air Patrol, Delta Airlines pilot honored for landing plane safely

September 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY Maj. Rodney “Buck” DeWeese, of the South Dakota Civil Air Patrol, was recently presented with the Air Line Pilots Association’s International Superior Airmanship Award for his handling of a serious incident after takeoff in Hawaii.
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Pierre pilot killed in small plane crash identified as Paul Lee

August 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Authorities have identified a man who died in the crash of a single-engine experimental airplane at the Pierre airport as local pilot Paul Lee. Continue Reading

Pilot walks away after crop dusting plane crash west of Hanley Falls in Yellow Medicine County

August 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GRANITE FALLS – A pilot walked away after his crop dusting plane struck a guy wire to a high-voltage line and crashed west of Hanley Falls in Yellow Medicine County on Tuesday afternoon. Continue Reading