Archives: Dec 2017/Jan 2018

Boundaries Defined by Technology

by Jonathan Beck UAS Instructor Northland Community & Technical College NSF ATE DroneTECH Principal Investigator Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue It was the shoot down of a Korean passenger jet in 1983 that prompted President Reagan … Continue reading

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National Aviation Hall of Fame Names A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Educator of The Year

DAYTON, OHIO – The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has announced that Velvet Thomas of Golden Poppy Elementary School, Palmdale, Calif., is the recipient of the “A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Educator of The Year Award” for 2017. The award … Continue reading

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EAA Halls of Fame Honor Five Aviators

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue OSHKOSH, WIS. – The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) recognized the contributions made to the world of flight by five people as they were inducted into the EAA Sport Aviation Halls of … Continue reading

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Batten & Rowland Awarded Congressional Medals of Honor

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue RACINE, WIS. – During World War II, John H. Batten, after whom John H. Batten International Airport in Racine, Wis., is named, and John S. Rowland, also of Racine, did a … Continue reading

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From Washington To Washington

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue Field Morey, an FAA-Certified Flight Instructor from Medford, Oregon, with roots in Wisconsin, and Conrad Teitell of Greenwich, Connecticut, an attorney with Cummings & Lockwood, successfully flew to all 49 state … Continue reading

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Malibu Aerospace Opens New Facility At Anoka County-Blaine Airport

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue BLAINE, MINN. – Malibu Aerospace, located at Anoka County-Blaine Airport (KANE) in the Twin Cities, opened its new 70,000 sq. ft. facility on the southwest side of the airport, south of … Continue reading

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Premier Jet Center Becomes Pilatus Service Center

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. – Premier Jet Center (PJC), located at Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) in Eden Prairie, Minn., has been designated an authorized Pilatus service center by KCAC Aviation, allowing it … Continue reading

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St. Cloud State Graduate Receives 2017 MATA Scholarship

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue ST. CLOUD, MINN. – A graduate of St. Cloud State University and a student pilot at Wright Aero, Gjertine Maj Bagent, has received the 2017 Minnesota Aviation Trades Association Scholarship. Bagent … Continue reading

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121.500 MHz… FOR EMERGENCY USE ONLY!

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue Every pilot, and likely most people who have anything to do with the flying side of aviation, know that frequency 121.500 MHz (VHF) is dedicated to emergencies and distress calls, specifically. … Continue reading

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Being Winter-Wise

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue EDITOR’S NOTE: Here are a few tips taken directly from the FAA’s General Aviation Accident Prevention Program guide: TIPS ON WINTER FLYING, FAA-P-8740-24, AFS-800 0879 Winter flying in most parts of … Continue reading

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