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The Day I Lost My Engine!

by Dan Wegmueller EDITOR’S NOTE: In the February/March 2013 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, contributing editor Dan Wegmueller described how he went about restoring his 1939 Fairchild 24R, and how restoring an antique aircraft is within every aviator’s reach. In … Continue reading

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Across America In A Seaplane

by Woody Minar Every fall and spring, Brian Schanche of Adventure Seaplanes migrates from Surfside Seaplane Base (8Y4) on Rice Lake near Lino Lakes, Minnesota, to Lake Pierce, near Lake Wales, Florida. It all begins months ahead of time. Phone … Continue reading

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Canada’s North Haven Resort – You Can Only Get There By Air!

Combining topnotch amenities with total seclusion is an attractive prospect for many pilots looking to get away, and North Haven Resort on Utik Lake, Manitoba, Canada, has achieved the ultimate in luxury resorts in the remote Canadian wilderness. North Haven … Continue reading

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Confronting Weather When Flying A Seaplane

by Michael Kaufman Many readers of Midwest Flyer Magazine may wonder why the guy that writes a column on “instrument flying” and “avionics technology” is writing about “seaplane flying?” I make my living flying and teaching in technologically advanced aircraft … Continue reading

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Madden’s On Gull Lake – The Perfect Getaway by Lake or Land

BRAINERD, MINN. – Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake near Brainerd, Minnesota, will host the annual Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA) Seminar & Fly-In, May 3-5, 2013. If you haven’t registered, go to www.mnseaplanes.com. You can land on the lake, or … Continue reading

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