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Fagen Fighters WWII Museum… A Flying Treasure Created By A Flying Family

by Jim Hanson Published by Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 I’ve been to most of the big and famous aviation museums in the United States, and elsewhere. I love visiting all of them, and better yet, I’ve been able to … Continue reading

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Vintage Beech Across The Big Pond

by Klaus Plasa Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 issue Sven Schlothauer of Eisenach, Germany, hired me to ferry a 1942 Beech C45H across the Atlantic Ocean, which they purchased from retired Northwest Airlines Senior Captain, Don Kiel, of … Continue reading

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DC-3… The Good Ol’ Days

by Richard J. (Dick) Reilly Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 In his poem “In The Droving Days,” Australian Poet Laureate, A.B. (Banjo) Paterson, refers to a drover’s lame and aging old war horse nostalgically as “One of the … Continue reading

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When Things Go RIGHT!

by Jim Hanson As aviation consumers, all too often, we complain when things go wrong. Perhaps it’s just human nature to complain, but as one aviation mentor told me decades ago, “this business will make a bitter old man out … Continue reading

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Island Hopping In The Bahamas

by Yasmina Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 Hurricane season just ended November 30, 2016. Winter is here! Brrrr…. And so is the holiday season, with more PTO and time to spend with family. There’s no better … Continue reading

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A Fireside Chat With EAA Chairman & CEO Jack Pelton

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chairman and CEO Jack Pelton at EAA headquarters at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and … Continue reading

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The Bob Hoover Legacy Lives On!

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 On October 25, 2016, the aviation community lost its mentor, Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, 94. Bob knew he was loved, and appreciated our admiration as friends and fans, and … Continue reading

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Log Cabin Airport Fly-In Raises Money For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital… Midwest Flyer Magazine Challenges Others To Do Likewise!

by Dave Weiman Photos by Phil Peterson Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 MONDOVI, WIS. – Doug Ward and Judie Ohm – owners of Log Cabin Airport (WS69) in Mondovi, Wisconsin – were featured on the cover of the … Continue reading

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016… Lest We Forget!

by Jim LaMalfa Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 Amid the night airshows, rock bands and fireworks at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016, July 25-31, there sounded a serious note that should not be ignored; the contributions that our American … Continue reading

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Piper M600 Fast, Furious & Luxurious

by Dave Weiman & Mick Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 APPLETON, WIS. – Piper Aircraft’s newest flagship, the single-engine turboprop M600, was type certified in June 2016. The aircraft was featured at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in July, … Continue reading

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