Wings Of Freedom Tour To Return To Minden June 1-3 With WWII Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell & P-51 Mustang

Staff Reports   MINDEN, Nev., March 29, 2015 — The Collings Foundation — Wings of Freedom Tour has announced it will be returning to the Minden-Tahoe Airport June 1-3 with its WWII vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell and North American P-51 Mustang. View photos of last year’s visit here. More information on this year’s visit can be found below. (Continued … Continue reading Wings Of Freedom Tour To Return To Minden June 1-3 With WWII Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell & P-51 Mustang

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Focus On The Story, Not The Noise

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com MINDEN, Nev. — “Everybody loves seeing those F-16s going low and fast and making lots of noise,” Major Scott Petz said with a laugh Monday morning, sitting in a conference room at the Minden Tahoe Airport. “The community interaction, though – us going to show sites and seeing smiles on people’s faces, the Pilot-For-A-Day program, the school visits – Just being able … Continue reading U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Focus On The Story, Not The Noise

Madness No. 87 Signs On To Compete In Air Race 1 World Cup Series This Summer

  Staff Reports MINDEN, Nev., March 12, 2015 — Madness #87 Air Racing Team., based in Minden and piloted by Steve Temple with Gardnerville resident Chris Dickerson serving as crew chief, has signed on compete in the Air Race 1​ World Cup in Tunisia, Spain and, of course, Reno. The series begins in June at Monastir, Tunisia. Read the full story at the following link: … Continue reading Madness No. 87 Signs On To Compete In Air Race 1 World Cup Series This Summer

Millionaire Space Celebrity Dennis Tito Touches Down at Minden-Tahoe Airport

New Glider Mission to Reach the Stratosphere by Scott Neuffer MINDEN, Nev., February 9, 2015 — I didn’t see the film “Interstellar,” but I’m assuming Matthew McConaughey goes to Mars. Wait a minute: A quick internet search has proven this assumption false. I don’t think Mars is in the movie. But there is a real-life man trying to get to Mars in the next six years. … Continue reading Millionaire Space Celebrity Dennis Tito Touches Down at Minden-Tahoe Airport

Minden Pilot Wins World Championship

Minden Pilot Wins World Championship Courtesy of Douglas County Community Relations October 3, 2014. Minden, NV -Jim Payne from Minden has won his third consecutive world championship in the Aerokurier Online Soaring Contest (OLC). This contest is a year-long contest with almost 15,000 competitors from around the world. To compete, glider pilots record there flights with a GPS logger and submit their flight logs to … Continue reading Minden Pilot Wins World Championship

Douglas County Civil Air Patrol Commander Dale Brown is New York Times Bestselling Author

Douglas County Civil Air Patrol Commander is New York Times Bestselling Author by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com   Thirteen-time New York Times bestselling author Dale Brown has the routine down to a near science. Over the course of a 27-year career turning out high-tech aviation thrillers, Brown has completed 25 novels. “The first one took about three years to write,” Brown said. “It takes about eight … Continue reading Douglas County Civil Air Patrol Commander Dale Brown is New York Times Bestselling Author