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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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Captain Mick’s Meanderings A Landing & Takeoff On The Theodore Roosevelt

by Michael “Mick” Kaufman All of my life, I have admired Navy pilots and their ability to take off and land on aircraft carriers. The Navy calls their pilots “aviators,” and claim they are better than pilots. I had the … Continue reading

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Flying South? Add Insurance To Your Preflight Checklist

by Jenny Estes It’s the time of year when many pilots fly south to warmer climates, often to other countries. If you’re preparing to leave the country in your plane, you’re bound to have plenty of checklists to complete before … Continue reading

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Why & How To Avoid Aircraft Icing

by Greg Gorak, CFII This seems like an excellent time of the year to talk about icing. When I started my career as a charter pilot in a Merlin III, I served my apprenticeship as copilot to a wonderful 24-year-old … Continue reading

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Once-And-For-All – No Question About It – Flying Motor Gliders Is The Way To Fly Without A Medical & Much More!

by Jim Hanson I like gliders. They are pure sport. There is not pretension of being able to use them for efficient and reliable travel. Gliders fly more like jets than piston airplanes fly like jets. Like jets, gliders are … Continue reading

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