Archives: Flying & Flight Experiences

Transition Training from Fixed-Wing to Rotary-Wing

by Yasmina Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 I recently added “Rotorcraft – Helicopter” to my green plastic certificate and I quickly learned that science is what gets helicopters in the air, but art is what keeps them … Continue reading

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When Things Go Wrong…

by Woody Minar Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 In my 16 years and 8,000 flight hours, I’ve had more than my share of things go wrong in at least a dozen airplanes; on average, about one every 200 … Continue reading

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Getting Back Into The Saddle Following An Accident

by Gus Hawkins Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue The days and weeks after an aircraft accident can be very stressful. Following my accident on May 2, 2009, involving of my experimental amphibious seaplane, I lost my medical, … Continue reading

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Smart Phone Found After Being Dropped From Aircraft

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 As Brian Petersburg of Decorah, Iowa, was flying his Flight Design CTLS from Iowa to Wisconsin last fall to pick up a friend, he decided to take a video of the Upper Iowa … Continue reading

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A GA Pilot’s Perspective On Flying The Space Shuttle

by Jim Hanson Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – Aug/Sept 2016 In the June/July 2016 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I shared my experience flying a King Air 200 to Cape Canaveral, simulating a space shuttle landing on the 15,000 … Continue reading

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GA Pilot Lands GA Aircraft At Cape Canaveral

by Jim Hanson I recently had the opportunity to do something REALLY different–and REALLY fun in aviation! A national association of pilots (the name cannot be revealed because by their codebook; they seek no publicity) is made up of  “aviators … Continue reading

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