Archives: All Features

Moving Up To The Lightspeed Zulu PFX Headset For Comfort & Enhanced Functionality

by Dave Weiman Thirty-five years ago when Peggy and I bought our first airplane – a 1946 Cessna 140 – we bought two Dave Clark 10-40 headsets, and they served us well. A few years later, we had two children, … Continue reading

Posted in All Features, Aug/Sept 2015, Features, Products & Services, Technology | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Jet Air Group, Serving Pilots & The Green Bay Packers

Story & Photos by Dave Weiman Jet Air Group at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin (KGRB), aims to please its corporate high rollers on game days for the Green Bay Packers, but provides services to pilots and … Continue reading

Posted in Airports, All Features, Aug/Sept 2015, Features, WATA Difference | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hey, Where’s The Tower?

by Jim Bildilli The concept of “remote control” has been around for years. We’ve used it for communications, flying hobby aircraft and for changing our TV channels. More recently, remote control has been used for piloting drones in missions as … Continue reading

Posted in Airports, All Features, Aug/Sept 2015, Features, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Illinois Aviation Halls of Fame Land In Springfield

by Jim Bildilli SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – On May 7, 2015, the Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame and the Illinois Military Aviation Hall of Fame were finally combined and put on display in Springfield’s A. Lincoln Capital Airport terminal. The commemorative … Continue reading

Posted in All Features, Aug/Sept 2015, Events, Features | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Spot Landing Contest To Be Held At Milwaukee-Timmerman Airport

by Harold Mester MILWAUKEE, WIS. – During training flights, instructors encourage pilots to pick a spot on the runway to use as an aiming point. This spot is generally at least a few hundred feet down the runway. When this … Continue reading

Posted in Airports, All Features, Aug/Sept 2015, Events, Features | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Aircraft, All Features, Education, Features, June/July 2015 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in All Features, Destinations, Features, June/July 2015 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in All Features, Features, Flight Safety, June/July 2015 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in All Features, Destinations, Features, June/July 2015 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in All Features, April/May 2015, Features, MN Aviation Industry News, Products & Services | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment