Archives: February/March 2014

Why & How To Avoid Aircraft Icing

by Greg Gorak, CFII This seems like an excellent time of the year to talk about icing. When I started my career as a charter pilot in a Merlin III, I served my apprenticeship as copilot to a wonderful 24-year-old … Continue reading

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Ask Pete!

by Pete Schoeninger Email your questions to Pete@Flymilwaukee.com Q: In your opinion, what are the “best” models of the major airframe manufacturers? A: Each manufacturer has made models for very different applications. No model is real good at everything. For … Continue reading

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Not Snowbound For Long… Preparations Underway For 2014 Canada Fishing Fly-Out & You Are Welcome To Join Us!

by Dave Weiman Feeling a bit snowbound? Who isn’t. It has been a bitterly cold winter and many of us have been getting more hours shoveling out our hangars, than flight time, but not for long! Soon we will be … Continue reading

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The Basics of Spatial Disorientation

Spatial disorientation can be defined quite simply as the inability to correctly orient oneself with respect to the earth’s surface. It is caused by a variety of sensory illusions. Pilots are especially vulnerable at night and in certain weather conditions. … Continue reading

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Minnesota Skiplane Pilot Wins Lightspeed’s $500 Burger Getaway

SAGINAW, MINNESOTA – Frank Vittorio of Saginaw, Minnesota, is the latest weekly winner of Lightspeed Aviation’s $500 Burger Getaway sweepstakes. The Getaway consists of a series of weekly drawings for a $500 package that includes gift cards for avgas, rental … Continue reading

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As this new year begins…

December was filled with ice and snow, and we had extremely cold temperatures until mid-January. And now we are well into January and the temperatures seem…well, normal. It truly is all relative. Despite that, it is still a great time … Continue reading

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Looking At The Year Ahead

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota Office of Aeronautics I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season. Even though we have a number of cold weather weeks ahead, we can now begin to think about the coming spring. With that we … Continue reading

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Meet Chris Egger

Environmental Analysis & Review Specialist Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics In October 2013, Chris Egger joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) as an environmental analysis and review specialist.  Chris is responsible for ensuring … Continue reading

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Wildlife Strike Reporting

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Controlling wildlife hazards is a constant challenge for most airports around the Midwest. In the last 30 years, populations of many large bird species, common to the Midwest, have increased. Among them, the … Continue reading

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Cirrus Partners With Lake Superior College For Workforce Development Program

DULUTH, MINN. – Cirrus Aircraft has announced a partnership with Lake Superior College to develop and implement an Aircraft Assembly Pre-employment Program. The program is part of a Minnesota Job Skills Program Grant for workforce development and is aimed at … Continue reading

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