Archives: Aircraft

General Aviation Accidents

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB),  in 2016 “While airline accidents have become relatively rare in the United States, pilots and passengers involved in general aviation operations still die at … Continue reading

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Things That Go ‘Bump’ While Flying

by R.J. Reilly Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Airplanes can play with your brain. Think about your engine running rough over water or inhospitable terrain. It was a short flight to re-position my Cessna 170 from a rural … Continue reading

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F-35B On Board USS America

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II aircraft landed on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) on October 28, 2016. America embarked seven F-35Bs – two began the third shipboard phase of developmental … Continue reading

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Travers Insures First Cirrus Vision Jet

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 issue ST. LOUIS, MO. – Travers & Associates Aviation Insurance Agency, LLC placed insurance on the first customer delivered Cirrus Vision SF50 Jet. Over the passed 15 years, Cirrus Aircraft has been vigorously … Continue reading

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Cirrus Aircraft Launches G6… The Smartest, Safest, Most Advanced Cirrus Ever

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 issue DULUTH & KNOXVILLE – Cirrus Aircraft has announced the launch of the all-new 2017 G6 – the smartest, safest and most advanced models ever of the best selling SR22T, SR22 and SR20 … Continue reading

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Vintage Beech Across The Big Pond

by Klaus Plasa Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 issue Sven Schlothauer of Eisenach, Germany, hired me to ferry a 1942 Beech C45H across the Atlantic Ocean, which they purchased from retired Northwest Airlines Senior Captain, Don Kiel, of … Continue reading

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DC-3… The Good Ol’ Days

by Richard J. (Dick) Reilly Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 In his poem “In The Droving Days,” Australian Poet Laureate, A.B. (Banjo) Paterson, refers to a drover’s lame and aging old war horse nostalgically as “One of the … Continue reading

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North Central Airlines DC-3 To Fly Its Colors Once Again!

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 A North Central Airlines DC-3 will soon return to the skies, thanks to the Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin. The non-profit aviation museum located at Sheboygan County Memorial Airport in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, … Continue reading

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Bonanzas To Oshkosh XXVII – The Super Bowl 27 In The Sky!

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 ROCKFORD, ILL. – Each year in late July about 100 Beechcraft Bonanzas and Barons assemble in Rockford, Illinois (KRFD) and fly in the world’s largest formation of civilian aircraft to the world’s greatest … Continue reading

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Piper M600 Fast, Furious & Luxurious

by Dave Weiman & Mick Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 APPLETON, WIS. – Piper Aircraft’s newest flagship, the single-engine turboprop M600, was type certified in June 2016. The aircraft was featured at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in July, … Continue reading

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