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SwitchBox – A Remote Control Device For Your Aircraft Preheater & More

by Dave Weiman When “Foreflight” came out a few years ago, I was impressed with founders Tyson Weihs and Jason Miller – first for inventing the best pilot aid in the industry, then for selling us their app and service … Continue reading

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OPERATION LZ… A Community Air Show To Finally Welcome Home Our Vietnam Vets

by Jim Hanson Regardless of national policy in Washington, we tend to support our military personnel, whether we agree with that policy or not. For instance, when the decision was made to get involved in the Vietnam War, hundreds of … Continue reading

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Under The Radar: Air Cargo At GA Airports

by Mike Maynard & Marc Cocanougher Picture this – you operate an automotive parts manufacturing plant in Indiana. An automotive assembly plant needs additional product by tomorrow morning in Montgomery, Alabama or the assembly line shuts down. It is too … Continue reading

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A Flight With Team Aerodynamix

by Larry E. Nazimek There are many formation teams on the airshow circuit, but Team Aerodynamix, the world’s largest air show team, is unique in that it consists of 10 planes. I got to fly with them prior to the … Continue reading

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Patty Wagstaff… Passing On The Gold of Her Experience To Others

by Dave Weiman A regular performer at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and a dozen other airshows in the U.S. and abroad each year, is Patty Wagstaff, now flying the Extra 330LX. A six-time member of the U.S. Aerobatic Team, Patty Wagstaff … Continue reading

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New FAA Recreational UAS/Drone Registration Program: Better Than Nothing?

by Russell A. Klingaman Attorney At Law On December 14, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued its interim final rule entitled “Registration And Marking Requirements For Small Unmanned Aircraft” (80 Federal Register 78594).  The registration rules, which became effective … Continue reading

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Oxygen Systems For Your GA Airplane

by Dave Weiman I have always followed the FAA requirement to use oxygen for any flight over 30 minutes at 12,500 feet MSL and above, but seldom go that high, so this has not been an issue. But what I … Continue reading

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Canadian Fishing Fly-Out Attracts Top Gun Pilot

by Dave Weiman What pilot can honestly say that as they push in the throttle of their Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft or Cirrus, and roll down the runway, that they have never thought of the theme music for “Top Gun” (Kenny … Continue reading

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Beluga Whales, White Fox & Polar Bears…. Destination Churchill, Manitoba

by Herb & Mary Zimmers We are not sure how Churchill, Manitoba on the Hudson Bay, got on our bucket list; maybe we have been reading too many National Geographic magazines. At any rate, once on the list, Churchill had … Continue reading

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Public Airports & Aerial Applicators Are Vital To Nebraska’s Farm Economy

by Russ Gasper Nebraska Dept. of Aeronautics When it comes to agricultural receipts, bigger is not better and size does not matter. Nebraska and Iowa rank in the top four in the U.S. in agricultural receipts for all commodities, along … Continue reading

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