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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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Letter from Herbert Zimmers

Midwest Flyer – Aug/Sept 2016 Hi Dave! We are having the same issue with our “mags” that you had last year while on your trip to Churchill, Manitoba – one of the most remote destinations in North America. Fortunately for … Continue reading

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Piper M600 Receives Type Certification

Midwest Flyer – Aug/Sept 2016 VERO BEACH, FLA. – Piper Aircraft announced June 17, 2016 that the company’s newest flagship, the Piper M600, has now received type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). On behalf of the FAA, the … Continue reading

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HondaJet Headlines Great Planes Air Expo

Published in Midwest Flyer  - Aug/Sept 2016 On a three Midwestern city tour, including Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 7, and Appleton and Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2016, the HA-420 HondaJet drew a lot of attention. The aircraft received certification … Continue reading

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