Archives: Dialogue

Memories Made… Memories To Come! The Log Cabin Airport Fly-In, Mondovi, Wis.

by Dave Weiman Midwest Flyer Magazine So often, we publish articles after an event, reporting on what happened and who participated. That’s all well and good, provides interesting stories, ample recognition for organizers and participants, and hopefully an opportunity to … Continue reading

Posted in Airports, Aug/Sept 2016, Columns, Columns, Dialogue, People | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Vicky Benzing – Fastest Woman Racer Ever At Reno!

by Dave Weiman Our cover photo for this issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine by Chris Bildilli features Vicky Benzing performing a knife-edge maneuver in her 1940 Boeing Stearman at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 at Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. She … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Dialogue, June/July 2016 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

FAA Proposes New Rule That Could Make Aircraft & Equipment Certification More Streamlined & Cost-Effective!

by Dave Weiman We are pleased that on March 2, 2016, the FAA proposed a rulemaking directed by the Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013, which would replace today’s highly prescriptive design requirements with performance- and risk-based standards for aircraft … Continue reading

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Why Mentorship Is Important & Easier Today Than Ever Before!

by Dave Weiman I don’t think very many of us would be in aviation today if it were not for the selflessness of a “mentor.” For myself, I always had an interest in flying, but did not take that initial … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, Dialogue, February/March 2016 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Aircraft Maintenance Must Be A Team Effort!

by Dave Weiman There is no professional in aviation I admire more than the aircraft technician. I am amazed each time I do an owner-assist annual inspection as to how much they know, and how skilled they are. So much, … Continue reading

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A Little Information & Education Can Go A Long Way In Avoiding Airspace Conflicts With Drones

by Dave Weiman Earlier this year, I had heard there were 500,000 drones in the hands of hobbyists, but this week, there are reports there are now over a million. Regardless, it is fact that the number of unmanned aircraft … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, Dialogue, October/November 2015 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Heads Up For Drones & Their Owner/Operators

by Dave Weiman In this issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, there are several articles intended to keep us out of trouble when it comes to potential violations to Federal Aviation Regulations, and make us aware of our rights when it … Continue reading

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Getting & Staying Engaged With Our Elected Officials

by Dave Weiman In this issue, you will read about the president of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA), Mark Baker, who met with our elected officials on Capitol Hill recently to lobby on behalf of GA. Mark brought … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, Dialogue, June/July 2015 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Midwest Flyer Magazine Readership Expands To Africa

by Dave Weiman The publishers of Midwest Flyer Magazine are always proud to hear when someone enjoys reading the magazine, no matter where they might live. Recently, subscriber, Phil Peterson, of Oregon, Wisconsin, took a copy of the magazine with … Continue reading

Posted in April/May 2015, Columns, Columns, Dialogue | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A Prediction: Lower Fuel Prices Equal Increase In Flight Hours

by Dave Weiman When fuel prices hit an all-time high in recent years, pilots were flying less, which resulted in reduced fuel sales, aircraft maintenance, aircraft sales, flight training, and airport operations, and the $100.00 hamburger quickly became the $200.00 … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Dialogue, February/March 2015 | Tagged , | Leave a comment