Archives: All Features

Teaching Students, Teaching Teachers, Teaching Ourselves – A Great Glider Weekend!

by Jim Hanson I was recently reminded why I like gliding: •  It gets you into the air. • It’s a chance to improve your aviation skills and airmanship. • It can be some of the cheapest flying you’ll ever … Continue reading

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Harbour View Inn Awaits Your Arrival At Mackinac Island

by Dave Weiman As soon as you walk through the front door of the Harbour View Inn, you will be immersed in the historic charm that has made Mackinac Island, Michigan, special! Whether on your honeymoon, a romantic getaway, or … Continue reading

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Round-Trip Flight To & From Oshkosh May Be Too Much For One Day

by Craig Petersen What pilot doesn’t want to fly into Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, during EAA AirVenture-Oshkosh? And making the flight roundtrip in a single day is tempting and doable if you are willing to limit your activities, … Continue reading

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Beaver Island & The Three-Island Hop!

by Dave Weiman Looking for a remote island destination? Then consider flying to Beaver Island, Michigan in northeast Lake Michigan. Thirty miles from shore, the island is served by ferry boats and two airports: Beaver Island-Welke Airport (6Y8), which is … Continue reading

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Academy College & Cape Air Create Pathway To The Airlines To Meet Growing Demand For Pilots

by Dave Weiman BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – The only four-year accredited aviation college in the Twin Cities – Academy College – has signed an agreement with Cape Air of Hyannis, Massachusetts, to create a clear-cut “pathway” to a career with the … Continue reading

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Pilot Report: Chicago Skyline Tour

by Ryan Dembroski The alarm sounded.  It was 5:00 am. Still in bed, I groggily opened up ForeFlight on my iPhone and pulled up the weather for Milwaukee Timmerman Field (MWC). The forecast was generally favorable for VFR flight, but … Continue reading

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Niagara Falls & Hudson River Flyovers

by Woody Minar Paul Durand and I were wheels up at 7 am, August 26, 2014, from Osceola, Wisconsin (KOEO) to Mansfield, Massachusetts (1B9) in Paul’s Cirrus SR22 – the plane we flew to Anaheim, Calif. and over the Grand … Continue reading

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Canadian Fishing Fly-Outs… Fast-Paced For Some – Relaxing For Others

by Dave Weiman Last year, participants in the “Canadian Fishing Fly-Outs” promoted by Midwest Flyer Magazine, had their choice of two fishing lodges, or they could opt to visit both lodges. The trips resulted in good fishing, wonderful pilot camaraderie, … Continue reading

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Doolittles Woodfire Grill… A Midwest Restaurant About Pilots, Owned By A Pilot

by Dave Weiman In recent years, I have dined at Doolittles Woodfire Grill in Alexandria, Minnesota – a restaurant that uses the excitement of aviation as its theme. I have always wondered if the restaurant chain was owned by the … Continue reading

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Student Success Is Priority One For The Learning Jet

by Dave Weiman More and more communities are realizing the educational benefits of having an “airliner” parked on the ramp at their local airport to increase student proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering, Aerospace, and Mathematics (STEAM). A Boeing 727 has … Continue reading

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