Archives: Columns

George The Autopilot, ADS-B FAA Rebate Program & Instrument Training

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman In this issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, we will solve the mystery of “George,” the autopilot, with thanks from several of our readers. We will explore some interesting comments from an anonymous caller and his … Continue reading

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New Challenges In Picking Up An IFR Clearance Once Airborne

by Michael “Mick” Kaufman In the world of aviation, there are many items, procedures and regulations pilots do not have all of the answers for. Many times the people who should know – the FAA – don’t have the answers, … Continue reading

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Share The News About Minnesota’s Airports!

America’s airports continue to be a key factor in the sustained growth and success of thousands of businesses and cities, and also the nation. Airports strengthen the economy of this country by growing tourism, increasing the speed, effectiveness, and efficiency … Continue reading

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Calling All Airport Board Members!

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Yes, that’s right; we want to meet you! We’d love to be invited to your meetings. Mom always told me I couldn’t go to parties if I wasn’t invited. So, send … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Aviation Trades Association Elects New Board/Officers

WAUSAU-ROTHSCHILD, WIS. – The Wisconsin Aviation Trades Association (WATA) held its annual meeting during the Wisconsin Aviation Conference, May 7, 2014, at which time the membership elected its board and officers. Elected to the board are David Mann of Racine … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Aeronautical Chart Published

The 2014-2015 edition of the Wisconsin Aeronautical Chart is now available. The chart, published biannually, alternating with the Wisconsin Airport Directory, is available at your local FBO or pilot supply shop. Single copies of the WAC scale chart can be … Continue reading

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Meet Ryan Donnelly… Airport Development Engineer, WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics

MADISON, WIS. – Ryan Donnelly joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics in April 2014. As an airport development engineer, Ryan is responsible for managing projects at 11 airports around Wisconsin – the largest being Central Wisconsin Airport … Continue reading

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Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC)

The next WisDOT FIRC is scheduled for November 1-2, 2014 at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The course will be updated with new topics in addition to the core topics that include Ethics and Professionalism, How To Give … Continue reading

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Airport Operations & Land Use Seminar

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Each fall, the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics holds a two-day Airport Operations & Land Use Seminar for the people responsible for managing our state’s airports. This seminar provides airport managers with the information … Continue reading

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Not Flying Blind Anymore!

by Dave Weiman EDITOR’S NOTE: Since this article was originally published in the August/September 2014 issue, it has been amended.  See amendment at the end of this article. During the summer of 1981, a radical new instrument appeared in the Bonanza’s … Continue reading

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