Archives: Midwest Seaplane Pilot

Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association To Hold Annual Safety Seminar & Fly-In At Madden’s Resort, Brainerd

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 issue Under the leadership of Steve Guetter, President of the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA), the organization’s annual safety seminar and fly-in will be held May 18-20, 2018 at Madden’s Resort on Gull … Continue reading

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Wipaire Receives Chinese Approval For Wipline 13000 Floats, Expands Gear Advisory Approvals

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 SOUTH ST. PAUL, MINN. – The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has granted approval for Supplemental Type Certificate SA2CH for the installation of Wipline® 13000 floats on the Viking Series 400 … Continue reading

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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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