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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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Minnesota Aviation Coalition Suggests Talking Points For Participants of Aviation Day At The State Capitol

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Members of the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA) joined with members of the Minnesota Business Aviation Association (MBAA), Minnesota Council of Airports (MCOA), Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and Minnesota aviation … Continue reading

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Air Traffic Control Privatization Debated In Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing February 10, 2016 to review the air traffic control reform proposal contained in the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act of 2016. Committee members, who are largely divided … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Aviation’s 15th Annual 1940s-Style Hangar Dance To Benefit & Salute The Troops

MADISON, WIS. – Re-live the 1940s by attending the Wisconsin Aviation Hangar Dance on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm, featuring big band music performed by “Ladies Must Swing,” a jazz band consisting of 19 energetic … Continue reading

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Wisconsin High School To Build Second Airplane In STEM Program

SALEM, WIS. – Students in the Central High School STEM program in Salem, Wis., are about ready to start building their second airplane. Students worked very hard to build their first airplane, and just as hard to learn about aviation … Continue reading

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Super Petrel LS Lands In U.S.

Some would say that the Midwest was made for seaplane flying. Anyone who has landed on water can attest that the water experience adds another dimension to the fun of flying. While most seaplanes are high-wing aircraft that have been … Continue reading

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DULUTH, MINN. – Cirrus Aircraft announced February 16, 2016, enhanced connectivity, convenience, design and luxury in the new 2016 SR series aircraft, delivering an experience on par with luxury automobiles to both pilot and passengers. For 2016, all SR models … Continue reading

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RV-9/9A 1,000th Takes Flight!

AURORA, OREGON – For days, the employees at Van’s Aircraft had been watching the ‘hobbs meter” on their own website, waiting for news of the 1,000th RV-9/9A to fly. Then on November 20, 2015, John “Bert” Bertucci of Prairieville, Louisiana, … Continue reading

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Great Grandson To Eisenhower Named Kansas Aviation Director

TOPEKA, KAN. – The great grandson to Dwight David Eisenhower, Merrill Eisenhower Atwater, has been named director of the Kansas Department of Transportation Division of Aviation. Eisenhower comes from a business background, holds a bachelor’s degree from Missouri Western State … Continue reading

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