Tanis Aircraft Blog

  • Upcoming Events for Tanis

    Tanis Events









    Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering


    April 29 & 30


    Blaine, MN


    Great Alaska Aviation Gathering


    May 6 & 7


    Anchorage, AK


    Valdez Fly-In, Air Show, & STOL


    May 12-14


    Valdez, AK


    Minnesota Seaplane


    May 19-21


    Brainerd, MN


    EAA AirVenture


    July 24-30


    Oshkosh, WI


  • Tanis Tip-of-the-Week

    ENGINE PREHEAT……..It’s a HOT issue!

    There are many opinions regarding why, when, what and how to preheat. We’re here to help you get the facts straight. Each week we will be emailing you educational tips on aviation preheat. If you have any tips you’d like to share, please email them to us at info@tanisaircraft.com. We would love to hear from you!

    Talkeelna Air Taxi

    Aviation Safety Starts with Tanis Preheat!



    Monitor Oil/Cylinder Head Temp: Some engines may need the aircraft manufacturer’s approved winter cooling restrictor to allow the oil and cylinders to reach and maintain correct operating temperatures. After fitting, keep an eye on the oil temperature/cylinder head temperature, especially if the weather turns warmer.


  • Great MN Aviation Gathering April 29 & 30, 2017

    We are looking forward to you joining us again at the Great MN Aviation Gathering. We are both a sponsor and exhibitor of the event this year. The Gathering will feature educational sessions and a variety of vendors of aviation-related products. Educational sessions will cover a broad range of topics, including owner-assisted maintenance, seaplane operations, ski plane operations, survival medicine, single pilot IFR, Minnesota aviation history, winter operations, engine management, how to promote your local airport and much more. We’ll see you soon! 2017 Event Poster

  • Tanis Supports Aviation Education

    A new high school aviation course is currently being taught at the Pellston Regional Airport. Dean Paul, the superintendent of Alanson schools and a pilot himself, saw the need in the airline industry and brought the idea to the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District last spring.  Classes began this past fall under the direction of instructor Larry Froede and there are currently 13 high school students enrolled from five area schools. Roughly half of the students are hoping to become pilots, while the others are considering their options in the industry.  To read more about this program click on the links below:

    Aviation Class

    High School Aviation Program Finds Its Wings

    School Picture with Banner

  • Tanis_TC2We recently attended HAI Heli-Expo 2017 in Dallas, TX. If you attended we hope you were able to stop by our booth. It’s always good to chat with you. We appreciate all customer feedback including comments like, “without it we would be grounded and I can’t imagine being without it!”. Hopefully, you picked up the latest edition of Insight to check out the featured article on Tanis.

    Feel free to contact us at info@tanisaircraft.com.