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Flight Testing & Transition Training… Getting Familiar With Our “Newest” Aeronautical Treasures

by Ed Leineweber So many airplanes; so little time!”  That’s my motto. Maybe it’s just a bad case of Hyper Airplane Acquisition Disorder (HAAD). If so, I have given up on achieving a cure. I really enjoy finding, learning about, … Continue reading

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Annual Engineers Workshop

by Thomas DeWinter, P.E. Chief, Airport Construction Standards WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics The fundamental mission of the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics is to ensure a sound system of airports across the state. Each airport plays a vital part that contributes … Continue reading

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Ask Pete!

by Pete Schoeninger Email your questions to Pete@Flymilwaukee.com Q: My old Taylorcraft (just purchased) has no information as to cruise power settings. Is there any rule of thumb I can use? A: Yes, old timers used two ways for fixed-pitch … Continue reading

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Put A Little Elbow Grease Into Invasive Species Prevention

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative Did you know that over 80 percent of invasive species that transfer between bodies of water do so via ducks, geese, and Minnesota’s own common loon? Did you also know that 27 percent of all … Continue reading

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The Days Are Getting Longer

by Jay Hietpas Assistant Director of Aeronautics The bitter cold and snowy conditions of the winter months have given way to longer, warmer days and the promise of spring. We can already find spring and even summer clothes in the … Continue reading

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Complacency and Accident Statistics

by Harold Green, CFII In a previous issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I made the suggestion that we might be well advised to encourage our students to think of how they might die when planning a flight, rather than just … Continue reading

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Making Rational Choices

by Craig L. Fuller President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Pilots tend to be rational people. The decision making process that governs every flight must be firmly rooted in reason. And pilots know that poor judgment leads to … Continue reading

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

by Yasmina Platt, Manager AOPA Central Southwest Region It has certainly been a busy year so far for the AOPA Central Southwest Region, where we are working on 34 active state bills. Let me just highlight two here. Nebraska’s LB140, … Continue reading

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Legislative Sessions In Full Force

by Bryan Budds, Manager AOPA Great Lakes Region The new year brings one of the busiest times for AOPA’s regional managers and state legislative affairs staff, and this year is certainly no exception. In the Great Lakes Region, we are … Continue reading

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The Ins & Outs of ADS-B & The Stratus-ForeFlight System

by Michael “Mick” Kaufman In the last issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I dedicated part of the column to type-specific flight training for which I will add an additional comment in this issue. Several issues back, I mentioned flying with … Continue reading

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