Archives: April/May 2017

The Push For An Avionics Hands-On Performance Certification

by Thomas Biller Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 The road to aircraft mechanic certification is well established and straightforward: Attend a Part 147 school or train on the job to meet established FAA hands-on experience requirements. Once complete, … Continue reading

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Florida Fly-Out Attracts Midwest Flyers

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Members of the Florida Aero Club flew to Venice, Florida February 19, 2017 for its monthly fly-out and lunch at Sharky’s On The Pier. Joining the club was Dave and Peggy Weiman of … Continue reading

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Girls In Aviation Day Set For 2017

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Women in Aviation International (WAI) held its annual “Girls in Aviation Day,” September 24, 2016, which included 71 events worldwide. WAI chapters and corporate sponsors hosted 68 WAI events (15 of them held … Continue reading

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Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame To Be Held At Hyatt In Bloomington

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame (MAHF) will hold its 28th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota, April 22, 2017. The awards … Continue reading

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Things That Go ‘Bump’ While Flying

by R.J. Reilly Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Airplanes can play with your brain. Think about your engine running rough over water or inhospitable terrain. It was a short flight to re-position my Cessna 170 from a rural … Continue reading

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Where Do Your Floats Come From?

by Rachel Obermoller Pilot, MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 There are several ways, which floats, or really any additional equipment, can be certified for aircraft. When an aircraft is initially certified, a Type Certificate … Continue reading

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Many Aviation Opportunities

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Spring arrived early this year with many events attracting attention. As aviators, we flock to airshows, fly-ins, and pancake breakfasts, to enjoy bright blue … Continue reading

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Meet Lucas Ward

Airport Development Engineer – WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 MADISON, WIS. – Lucas Ward joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics in December 2016. As an airport development engineer, Lucas is responsible … Continue reading

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Seaplane Flying In Wisconsin

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Fly over Wisconsin and you will quickly realize, we have a lot of lakes. Upwards of 15,000. With all these lakes and several large river ways, … 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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