Archives: Aircraft

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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Cirrus NOW Presentation In The Twin Cities – Informative & Action-Packed

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 BLAINE, MINN. – Cirrus Aircraft chose Key Air at Anoka County – Blaine Airport, Blaine, Minn., for the site of its Twin Cities “Cirrus NOW” presentation, August 28, 2016. Cirrus … Continue reading

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