Archives: Columns

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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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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Moving The Fight For Santa Monica Forward

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Santa Monica Municipal Airport’s (KSMO) history and location have made it a much-loved facility. In an area marked by suburban sprawl … Continue reading

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Special Issuances… Why organization, completeness and timeliness is so important.

by Dr. Bill Blank Aviation Medical Examiner Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 In the past several issues of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I have been talking about the FAA certification process. I have discussed Regular Issuances (RI) and CACIs … Continue reading

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A Good Pilot Defined?

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Every once in a while, someone is pointed out as a “good pilot.” Usually the reason for this is a visibly outstanding performance involving control of the airplane. With the … Continue reading

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Tips That Will Help You In Instrument Flying!

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 It always saddens me to hear about aircraft accidents, but I always try to think of items to write about, which may help pilots avoid them in the … Continue reading

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Are You Running An Illegal Flight Department Company?

by Gregory J. Reigel Attorney At Law © February, 2017. All rights reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Do you own your aircraft through a corporation or limited liability company (“LLC”)?  If you do, you may have done that after reading … Continue reading

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