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Wipaire Completes Cessna 206 Project… Working On Caravan, Skylane Improvements

by Steve Schapiro The centerpiece of Wipaire’s display at Sun ‘n Fun this year, March 27 thru April 1, 2012, in Lakeland, Florida, was a custom-designed and built Cessna 206 that the company delivered to Key West Seaplanes, a charter … Continue reading

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Airport Construction Update For 2012

by Jeffery Taylor, Aviation Consultant WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics It will be another busy construction season this summer at Wisconsin airports. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) has more than $103 million worth of airport improvement projects … Continue reading

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Sweet Summer!

by Chris Roy, Director Mn/DOT Office of Aeronautics Someone once said flying resembles a box of candy. Until you really taste it, you never know how sweet it will be. With summer here, what better time is there to learn … Continue reading

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Safety Directives & Other Unsafe Conditions In Special Light Sport Aircraft… Tracking Airworthiness Problems In S-LSA Under The Current System

by Doug Hereford, A&P/IA In the world of Special Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA), it is FAR Section 91.327 that requires periodic inspections, and like any inspection in aviation, the purpose is to uncover unsafe conditions. How does one go about … Continue reading

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Building Skills

by Craig L. Fuller President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association For the past year I’ve been getting comfortable flying my Husky. When I bought the airplane it was a real departure for me. I’d never before had a … Continue reading

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Special Events & Legislative Issues You Really Ought To Know About In Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska & Iowa

by Yasmina Platt, Manager AOPA Central Southwest Region Since my last report, I have attended Missouri’s State Aviation Day at the Capitol in Jefferson City, spoke at the state aviation conference organized by the Missouri State Aviation Council (MoSAC) and … Continue reading

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Keep ‘Em Flying… Across The Midwest

by Bryan Budds, Manager AOPA Great Lakes Region Recently, AOPA kicked off the Keep ‘Em Flying campaign aimed at getting pilots up in the air. With summer upon us, and a cold, wet winter behind us, I cannot think of … Continue reading

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Beware & Be Aware!

by Harold Green The focus of this discussion is operations in a non-towered airport environment. Please note that the use of the term “non-towered,” rather than uncontrolled is deliberate. That’s because in effect non-towered airports are really pilot-controlled. This system … Continue reading

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Instrument Flying, Today & Tomorrow

by Michael Kaufman With the summer flying season just beginning, I would like to mention some aviation safety seminars before continuing the topic on GPS and instrument flying in this column. Every two years, the FAA, Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics, … Continue reading

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Don’t Accept A Clearance If It Will Result In You Violating The Regulations

by Gregory J. Reigel Attorney At Law In a recent Legal Interpretation issued by the FAA’s Office of Chief Counsel, an individual requested an interpretation of the phrase “necessary for takeoff or landing” as used in FAR 135.183(b). Apparently the … Continue reading

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