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Some Ruminations On Aeronautical Decision-Making

by Harold Green Please be advised that this discussion includes some whining and preaching! No panacea absolving pilots of fault for bad decisions is offered, and no single solution is put forth. Rather, it is suggested that we assume greater … Continue reading

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It’s Just The Beginning

by Chris Roy, Director Mn/DOT Office of Aeronautics It is always exciting to be at the start of a new year with all the promise of new opportunities and greater things to come. There are so many opportunities for us … Continue reading

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Taking Local To The Next Level

by Craig L. Fuller President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association When people think of AOPA, they most often think of Washington, D.C. That’s not too surprising. After all, our headquarters is just north of the city and we … Continue reading

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AOPA – More Engaged At Grassroots Level Than Ever Before

As announced at the AOPA Summit in September 2011, AOPA will be committing more resources to working at the regional, state, and local levels to address issues facing the aviation industry. Although we realize that what happens in Washington affects … Continue reading

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GPSS or Roll Steering On Autopilots

by Michael Kaufman It seems like I have become an autopilot troubleshooter since beginning my articles on autopilots in Midwest Flyer Magazine. After coming to me for some instruction following an autopilot repair, fellow pilot Galen Manternach of Wisconsin Rapids, … Continue reading

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Consulting Dr. Google…

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. Aviation Medical Examiner Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine University of Wisconsin – Madison …at least that’s what we call it in the clinic when we go to the Internet when we … Continue reading

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FAA Revises Its Dosing Interval Standard

by Gregory J. Reigel Attorney At Law According to the latest edition of the Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, the FAA has revised the dosing interval standard (the time between taking medicine with known side effects until going flying) to … Continue reading

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ASK PETE

by Pete Schoeninger Dear Pete: I own a fixed-gear aircraft with wheel pants and live in the Snowbelt. Do you recommend that I remove the wheel pants during the winter? It is such a hassle. Fixed-Gear Aircraft Owner Lansing, Michigan … Continue reading

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What’s A Commencement Speech Worth?

by Dave Weiman A good graduation commencement speech can serve as a reminder to graduates and those of us in the audience, as to what we need to do in life to succeed, and to live happy and prosperous lives. Peggy … Continue reading

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