Archives: June/July 2018

Bem Vindos ao Brasil

by Yasmina Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue Two co-workers and I recently traveled to Brazil on a project assignment. When I realized we had a free day in Sao Paulo to explore, I quickly looked for … Continue reading

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SimpleFlight Radio

Helping To Spread Passion & Enthusiasm For Aviation Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue In August 2012, Al Waterloo and Marc Epner, both of Chicago, got together to create SimpleFlight Radio based on their shared love and optimism … Continue reading

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Twin & Turbine Appoints New Editor-in-Chief

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. – Twin & Turbine and VP Demand Creation Services has named Rebecca Groom Jacobs of Wichita, Kansas, Editor-in-Chief of Twin & Turbine Magazine, effective May 1. Jacobs succeeds Dianne … Continue reading

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Former Top Gun From Minnesota Perishes In Glider Accident

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue A glider accident on April 14, 2018, resulted in the death of former U.S. Navy Top Gun instructor, Tom Irlbeck, 74, of Bayport, Minnesota and Cape Coral, Florida. The cause of the … Continue reading

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Pan Am Clipper Pilot Celebrated Life & Appreciated Friends Paul A. Johns

(In Memoriam: October 11, 1913 – March 28, 2018) Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue IOLA, WIS. – The Central County Flyers celebrated the 104th birthday of one of their members – Paul Johns of Iola, Wisconsin – … Continue reading

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The Voice of The Red Baron Stearman Squadron Goes Silent

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue “The year is 1925. Back from World War I, many young former fight pilots were trying to make a living in aviation. You are standing on a grass field … Continue reading

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The Beauty & Uniqueness of Stearman Field

by Grant Boyd Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue Whether you rate an airport by the quality of the food at its restaurant, the variety of aircraft that fly in and out, or the people “bumming” around, Lloyd … Continue reading

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Minnesota Pilots Association Holds Aviation Gathering

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue BLAINE, MINN. – The 2018 Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering was held April 27-28 at Anoka County-Blaine Airport in Blaine, Minnesota. Speakers included Randy Corfman, President of the Minnesota Pilots Association; AOPA President … Continue reading

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Seaplane Flying In The Great Lakes Region

by Steve Smith Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue At the intersection of the 45 North latitude line and the 85 West longitude line is an area that is perfectly suited for seaplane flying. The area is surrounded … Continue reading

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High Schools Urged To Apply For Free Aviation Curriculum

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue The Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) is inviting high schools to apply for AOPA’s free, innovative, aviation-based, ninth-grade science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum. The ninth-grade courses are the first … Continue reading

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