Archives: Midwest Seaplane Pilot

As The Geese Migrate, So Must The Seaplanes!

by Philip Mattison Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue I met Brian Schanche, the owner of Adventure Seaplanes, 20 years ago when I responded to a want ad in the newspaper about seaplane rental. Do you remember the … Continue reading

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Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association Safety Seminar Attracts Water & Land Pilots From Throughout The Midwest

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue Under the leadership of Steve Guetter, President of the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA), and its board of directors; administrative support from Cassandra Isackson and her staff at the … Continue reading

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Take The Bet & Get Your Seaplane Rating

by Curt Drumm Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 Issue It all started with a bet. My friend, Steve, bet me I couldn’t fly a taildragger. “Of course I can,” I said. The bet was on. I tracked down … Continue reading

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Asphalt? Grass? Water?

by Woody Minar Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue Yes, I’ll take water with my Cessna 172 on floats. Stirred, not shaken, please! In the beginning, we learned to fly on asphalt and sometime afterwards, we made that … Continue reading

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Local & Cross-Country Seaplane Flight Training By Adventure Seaplanes

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 LINO LAKES, MINN. – Adventure Seaplanes offers conventional seaplane training in one of several locations in Minnesota and Florida, cross-country training between Minnesota and Florida, and adventure trip packages to Canada. Adventure Seaplanes … Continue reading

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Jim Priest, Seaplane Pilots Ass’n Field Director For Ohio

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 After 20 years of efforts, Seaplane Pilots Association Field Director, Jim Priest, and other seaplane pilots from Ohio, were successful in gaining unlimited seaplane access to Ohio lakes beginning in June 2016. Priest … Continue reading

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Randy Strebig, Seaplane Pilots Ass’n Field Director For Indiana

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 The Seaplane Pilots Association Field Director for Indiana is Randy Strebig, who was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He now lives on Lake James between Ft. Wayne and Angola, Indiana, and … Continue reading

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Brian Van Wagnen, Seaplane Pilots Ass’n Field Director For Michigan

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 For Brian Van Wagnen of Napoleon, Michigan, flying has been a profession and a hobby. He owns a Grumman Widgeon amphibious aircraft…a J3 Cub on wheels, floats and skis, depending on the season…and … Continue reading

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Gary Mueller, Seaplane Pilots Ass’n Field Director For Wisconsin

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Gary L. Mueller of Eagle River, Wisconsin, is a field director with the Seaplane Pilots Association in Wisconsin. Mueller is a retired chiropractor, and holds a Private Pilot Certificate with Single-Engine Land and … Continue reading

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Mary Alverson, Seaplane Pilots Ass’n Field Director For Minnesota

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Mary Alverson is one of the Field Directors in Minnesota for the Seaplane Pilots Association. She was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and lives in Minneapolis and Brainerd, where she owns and operates “Wings … Continue reading

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