Archives: Dialogue

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

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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

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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

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Your Feedback Is Important!

by Dave Weiman Have you noticed an increase in the number of customer surveys in recent years? If you call your cell phone provider, for instance, a recorded message will ask you if you will take a few minutes after … Continue reading

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Sharing The Experience!

by Dave Weiman For all of us who attended EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, we came away with a lot of memorable experiences in the people we met, the aircraft we saw and flew, and the activities we participated in – … Continue reading

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Why Should You Care?

by Dave Weiman As members of the aviation community, we share a common bond, regardless of our specific interests. For instance, if an issue comes up and it affects instrument approaches at the local and you do not have an … Continue reading

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24/7 – Pilots Need Phone Numbers!

With more and more municipalities assuming the role of manager and fuel supplier at our airports, the contact person and telephone number for the airport is oftentimes that of a city engineer or administrator, who works Monday thru Friday from … Continue reading

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