Archives: Columns

Cirrus Announces New Vision Center

DULUTH, MINN. – In a special ceremony on May 6, 2015, at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee, Cirrus Aircraft Co-Founder and CEO Dale Klapmeier joined Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam in announcing the expansion of Cirrus Aircraft to Knoxville with … Continue reading

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Hot Spots At Wisconsin Airports

by Jeffery Taylor Aviation Consultant WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics A “hot spot” at an airport is not just a great place to get a $100 hamburger, but rather a location on the airport where there is an increased risk of collision … Continue reading

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It’s About Spring!

by Chris Roy, Director Mn/DOT Office of Aeronautics Well, spring is on the horizon and I know that pilots who haven’t flown since the beginning of winter are getting excited to get back in the air. Though this passing winter … Continue reading

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FAA Reauthorization – Finally!

by David Mann, President Wisconsin Aviation Trades Association I sometimes am amazed or maybe I should say shocked at the inability of our legislative branch to work together for the good of the United States of America. The entire group of … Continue reading

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More New FAA Legal Interpretations Roil S-LSA Community

by Ed Leineweber Sometimes revolutionary innovation takes awhile to take hold, and then only after a series of fits and starts. So it might be with the system envisioned in the Light Sport Aircraft ASTM industry consensus standards. Interpretations of … Continue reading

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At Work Outside D.C.

by Craig L. Fuller President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Everyone I meet all across the country seems to know that AOPA is hard at work representing general aviation before federal agencies, members of Congress, and other decision … Continue reading

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News & Information You’ll Want To Know In Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska & Iowa

by Yasmina Platt, Manager AOPA Central Southwest Region As you may have already read in previous editions of Midwest Flyer Magazine and AOPA Pilot magazine, AOPA has started a new regional manager program to increase its ability to address the … Continue reading

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Strengthening The Aviation Community

by Bryan Budds, Manager AOPA Great Lakes Region We all know some of the realities facing general aviation today. Unfortunately, we hear with relative frequency discussions of looming user fees, the declining pilot population, the increasing cost of general aviation, … Continue reading

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Earning The Instrument Rating In A Perfect World!

by Karen Workman The advantages of having an “instrument rating” cannot be disputed. The rating adds a huge margin of safety to your flying, and increases the utility of both your pilot certificate and aircraft. A pilot certificate gives you … Continue reading

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A Surfeit of Data

by Harold Green These days we suffer from a surfeit of data. There seems to be two sources. Pilots themselves and the advent of more advanced electronics. The even more advanced electronics of the glass cockpit is a subject for … Continue reading

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