Archives: Columns

When The Violent Winds Come

Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 Every spring brings about changes in the landscape, the weather, and even in people. The warmth of the strong and the increased number of daylight hours are welcomed … Continue reading

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Don’t leave the ground without it!

Thinking Again About Situational Awareness Basics Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue After a long, cold winter, the urge to fly is nearly overwhelming. The longer days and more (actually warm) sunshine are … Continue reading

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Customer Centered Culture

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 Issue Are you my customer? Do you know the products MnDOT Aeronautics provides? If you fly, and/or land in Minnesota, you are using some … Continue reading

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronatuics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue Humans tend to be creatures of habit. And while routines and habits may be helpful in some situations, they can be downright dangerous in others. … Continue reading

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AOPA Ready To Help You Fly Under BasicMed

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue No matter if you are an active pilot or if you’ve been away from the left seat for a while, … Continue reading

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10% Gives You 90%

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. Aviation Medical Examiner Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine University of Wisconsin – Madison Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue Dr. Beasley, if you give me one more pill, I … Continue reading

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Radio Talk: Intimidation & Cure

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue For too many general aviation pilots, “radio communications” are intimidating. While most prevalent among pilots who fly from non-towered airports, the phenomenon is by no means confined to them. … Continue reading

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The Glide Path, Circling Approaches, The “Epic” Instrument Travel Machine & An ADS-B Breakthrough

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue In the April/May 2017 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I wrote about the way I do glideslope intercepts, and one of our readers brought an unknown fact … Continue reading

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The Difference Between “Overhaul” & “Inspection?”

by Gregory J. Reigel Attorney At Law © June, 2017 All rights reserved. Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue If you own or operate an aircraft that is operated under 14 C.F.R. Part 91, you know that your … Continue reading

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Ask Pete!

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer June/July 2017 issue Q: Last fall, my hangar neighbor sold his airplane, and gave me his 2 horsepower, gas-powered little tug, which moves my airplane in and out of my hangar. I have … Continue reading

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