Archives: April/May 2016

Letter from Richard Schmidt

Harold (Green): I read with great interest your article on traffic patterns (Pilot Proficiency, Dec 2015/Jan 2016). I think it is a good idea to remind pilots of the correct procedure for approach, landing, and departing from an uncontrolled airport. … Continue reading

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Letter Noel Allard

David: Congratulations on being named the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Writer of the Year! Your spirited and informative publication Midwest Flyer Magazine is a benefit to all Minnesotan and Upper Midwest flyers and aviation businesses. We claim you as … Continue reading

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Harvesting The Data Storm

by Stephen Sorenson Northland Community & Technical College’s Geospatial Intelligence Analysis Program: Riding the Wave of the UAS Tsunami How does Northland Community & Technical College’s (NCTC) Geospatial Intelligence Analysis Program tie into general aviation and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology? … Continue reading

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Fourth Building At National Museum of U.S. Air Force To Open June 8

by Rob Bardua National Museum of the U.S. Air Force DAYTON, OHIO – A $40.8 million building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, which will include aircraft, such as SAM 26000 (Air Force One) and the only … Continue reading

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A Seaplane Pilot At Work: Combining Conservation With Seaplane Flying

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative – MnDOT Aeronautics Photos by Walt Rhodes, USFWS How many different jobs can you name for a seaplane pilot? Most pilots could probably call up a few things a working seaplane pilot might do: charter, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Spring Events & Opportunities

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Spring is almost here and we are excited about the beginning of another “season” of great aviation events and programs, and I have much to share with you. We started our … Continue reading

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Minnesota Native Selected To Head Metropolitan Airports Commission

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Minnesota native, Brian Ryks, is being recommended by the executive committee of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) to replace Jeff Hamiel as Executive Director/CEO, who will retire May 16, 2016. The full commission will meet March … Continue reading

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Piper Recognizes Exceptional Salesmanship By Des Moines Flying Service Executive

VERO BEACH, FLA. – Piper Aircraft has recognized Regional Sales Manager John Textor of Des Moines Flying Service (DMFS) for his outstanding sales performance in 2015. Textor received Piper’s “Highest Total Unit Sales in the United States Award” at the … Continue reading

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World War II Pilot, Betty Strohfus, Leaves Us For Greater Mission!

FARIBAULT, MINN. – The lady who graced Minnesota aviation for decades at fly-ins and special events, has died at the age of 96. Elizabeth “Liz” Wall Strohfus of Faribault, Minnesota, who served her country as a Women Airforce Service Pilot … Continue reading

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Safe Flying Requires Accurate Weather Prediction

Learn How WisDOT’s Bureau of Aeronautics Improves Flight Planning by John Thivierge Director of Aviation Weather Schneider Electric Flight conditions can change in the blink of an eye. One moment you’ll see clear blue skies and feel the hot summer … Continue reading

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