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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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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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Fatal GA Accident Rates… Better, But Not Quite There Yet

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue In late August 2017, the 26th Joseph T. Nall Report was released. This report is a review of general aviation (GA) accidents for the most recent year where essentially complete data … Continue reading

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Your Needs / Your Airport Needs

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/Janaury 2018 issue Have you ever attended a “Needs Meeting” for your airport? Nearly two-thirds of Minnesota’s publicly-owned airports have completed their needs meetings for … Continue reading

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Fly Wisconsin Airport Passport Program

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017-January 2018 The “Fly Wisconsin Airport Passport” program is a collaborative effort of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics and the Wisconsin Airport Management Association (WAMA). The program promotes safety and education … Continue reading

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Deciphering Notices To Airmen (NOTAMs)

by Hal Davis Airport Compliance Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 Any pilot worth their weight in 100LL, knows to check NOTAMs before every flight. Historically, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NOTAM system … Continue reading

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AOPA’s Rusty Pilots Seminars

All too often, we complain about things that go wrong in the aviation world. We fail to look at the big picture—that despite all of our complaints, we still have access to the greatest aviation system in the world. This … Continue reading

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Some Good Legislation, Some Not So Good, Planned For The Great Lakes Region

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager For Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue As 2017 winds down, the 2018 legislative sessions are ready to swing into high gear. … Continue reading

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