Archives: Aug/Sept 2016

Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award

Midwest Flyer – Aug/Sept 2016 The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award is named in honor of Charles Taylor, the first aviation mechanic of powered flight, and recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of senior mechanics. Taylor served as the Wright brothers’ mechanic … Continue reading

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Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

Midwest Flyer – Aug/Sept 2016 The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award recognizes pilots who have demonstrated professionalism, skill and aviation expertise by maintaining safe operations for 50 or more years. Recipients are awarded a certificate and a lapel pin and … Continue reading

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Letter from Herbert Zimmers

Midwest Flyer – Aug/Sept 2016 Hi Dave! We are having the same issue with our “mags” that you had last year while on your trip to Churchill, Manitoba – one of the most remote destinations in North America. Fortunately for … Continue reading

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Letter from Larry E. Nazimek

Published in Midwest Flyer – Aug/Sept 2016 Hi Dave: In your June/July 2016 issue, page 36, lower right photo, it appears to me as though that photo is of an Apollo Command Module, and not the Skylab. Astronauts used the … Continue reading

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Letter from Bob Worthington

Published in Midwest Flyer – Aug/Sept 2016 Dave: I finished reading the magazines you sent me. Looking forward to getting more! In the February/March 2016 issue, I really liked the “Operation LZ” article by Jim Hanson. It is interesting how … Continue reading

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Letter from Dale Klevgard

Published in Midwest Flyer – Aug/Sept 2016 Hi Dave: I want to thank you for the wonderful article in the February/March 2016 issue by Tom Biller (Northland Community & Technical College) on “model building.” I also grew up building plastic … Continue reading

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Flying Musicians Association Awards Solo Scholarships

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – Aug/Sept 2016 The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) has selected its recipients for their 2016 solo scholarships. Five finalists, from Tennessee (2), California, Michigan, and Wisconsin were selected from nominations received from band directors across … Continue reading

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UAS Pathway To Success

by Jonathan Beck Published in Midwest Flyer – Aug/Sept 2016 issue A page has turned and a new chapter has begun as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the long-awaited small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Final Rule, known as Part … Continue reading

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Safety Is Your Choice!

Published in Midwest Flyer – Aug/Sept 2016 issue Have you ever watched the start of a summer rain shower? First there are one or two drops, then one or two more, and so on. As they hit the pavement, they … Continue reading

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Solar Power Your Airport Safely Through Planning

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – Aug/Sept 2016 We are fortunate to have many long sunny days throughout the spring-summer-early fall seasons. And that abundance of sunshine can turn thoughts to … Continue reading

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