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The Disappearance Of Northwest Airlines Flight 2501

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 Michigan’s greatest aviation mystery has been lying in wait of discovery at the bottom of Lake Michigan for 66 years. For more than a decade, Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates (MSRA) has set aside … Continue reading

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Ohio Moves To Open Waters For Seaplanes

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 After working with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the Seaplane Pilots Association (SPA), Ohio officials have announced that the state will take steps to open more bodies of water to … Continue reading

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AOPA & Garmin Team Up To Lower The Cost of Avionics For Certified Aircraft

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 OSHKOSH, WIS. – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Garmin announced July 25, 2016, the availability of an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) of the G5 electronic attitude indicator for hundreds … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Aeronautics Director & AOPA President Selected For National Drone Advisory Committee

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the newly established Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) were announced August 31, 2016, by the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA), a not-for-profit organization that functions as an advisory … Continue reading

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Martin Mars Makes Massive Impression On The Masses At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 The military demonstration teams usually command the most attention at airshows, and rightfully so. To take a group of jet fighters and perform precision formation aerobatics is simply amazing! But there have been … Continue reading

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Bonanzas To Oshkosh XXVII – The Super Bowl 27 In The Sky!

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 ROCKFORD, ILL. – Each year in late July about 100 Beechcraft Bonanzas and Barons assemble in Rockford, Illinois (KRFD) and fly in the world’s largest formation of civilian aircraft to the world’s greatest … Continue reading

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Illinois Congressman Hosts Roundtable On GA

PEORIA, ILL. – Illinois Congressman Darin LaHood hosted a General Aviation Roundtable, August 23, 2016, at Mount Hawley Auxiliary Airport in Peoria, Illinois, to bring together general aviation stakeholders and pilots to discuss the transportation issues facing small airports, rural … Continue reading

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President Signs FAA Extension & Third Class Medical Reform Legislation

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the President signing into law an FAA Authorization extension, including Third Class Medical Reform, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) President & CEO Mark Baker told members, “We did … Continue reading

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