Archives: Destinations

Harbour View Inn Awaits Your Arrival At Mackinac Island

by Dave Weiman As soon as you walk through the front door of the Harbour View Inn, you will be immersed in the historic charm that has made Mackinac Island, Michigan, special! Whether on your honeymoon, a romantic getaway, or … Continue reading

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Beaver Island & The Three-Island Hop!

by Dave Weiman Looking for a remote island destination? Then consider flying to Beaver Island, Michigan in northeast Lake Michigan. Thirty miles from shore, the island is served by ferry boats and two airports: Beaver Island-Welke Airport (6Y8), which is … Continue reading

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Pilot Report: Chicago Skyline Tour

by Ryan Dembroski The alarm sounded.  It was 5:00 am. Still in bed, I groggily opened up ForeFlight on my iPhone and pulled up the weather for Milwaukee Timmerman Field (MWC). The forecast was generally favorable for VFR flight, but … Continue reading

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Niagara Falls & Hudson River Flyovers

by Woody Minar Paul Durand and I were wheels up at 7 am, August 26, 2014, from Osceola, Wisconsin (KOEO) to Mansfield, Massachusetts (1B9) in Paul’s Cirrus SR22 – the plane we flew to Anaheim, Calif. and over the Grand … Continue reading

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Canadian Fishing Fly-Outs… Fast-Paced For Some – Relaxing For Others

by Dave Weiman Last year, participants in the “Canadian Fishing Fly-Outs” promoted by Midwest Flyer Magazine, had their choice of two fishing lodges, or they could opt to visit both lodges. The trips resulted in good fishing, wonderful pilot camaraderie, … Continue reading

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On Wheels or Floats, This Canada Flying Fishing Trip Is For You!

Wilderness North is hosting two Canada Flying Fishing Trips For Pilots In 2015 to its “Miminiska Lodge” facilities, located 196 nm north of Thunder Bay, Ontario.  Miminiska Lodge is one of few Canada lodges that have their own airports (CPS5, … Continue reading

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Circumnavigating Canada In A Skyhawk

CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Jack Dekens got his Private Pilot Certificate at age 58 for one major purpose: he wanted to circumnavigate Canada. For Dekens, it was the ultimate cross-country flight and an adventure he had dreamed about for many years. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Dells – A Hallmark Vacation Destination

by Dave Weiman Wisconsin Dells, located in south central Wisconsin, is heralded as a top tourist destination in the country. Businesses line main street with water parks, amusement rides, boat tours, hotels, and restaurants, but it is the area’s tranquil … Continue reading

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From Our Readers Dick Westbrook

Dave: Reading Midwest Flyer Magazine has been a must for me for many decades; it’s the first thing I look for in an airport lobby while on layover.  Hence, I’m very familiar and appreciate your interest in promoting the Iowa … Continue reading

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Flying On Floats or Wheels…. Checklists Could Save Your Life!

by Philip Mattison I am a 5,000-plus hour pilot, with commercial, single and multi-engine, instrument, seaplane, skiplane, and instructor ratings. I have logged 1,200-plus hours in my Super Cub on floats, flying north of the Arctic Circle three times, have been … Continue reading

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