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Head of 16th Largest Airport Retires… Minnesota Native Appointed New Executive Director

by Dave Weiman Midwest Flyer – Aug/Sept 2016 MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MINN. – The executive director of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), Jeff Hamiel, bid his friends, staff and business associates a fond farewell at a retirement galla held May 25, … Continue reading

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A Final Salute To Joshua Sanford Field, Hillsboro, Wisconsin

by Phil Peterson Published in Midwest Flyer  - Aug/Sept 2016 issue HILLSBORO, WIS. – Round barns and long runways used to symbolize the quaint community of Hillsboro, Wis., located in the hills of southwest Wisconsin, but no more. The municipal … Continue reading

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It’s A Bird…It’s A Plane….Nope, It’s A Drone!

by James Bildilli & Matt Heyen Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – Aug/Sept 2016 No doubt you have heard about, seen or even operated a drone over the past couple of years. There are many names that can be used … Continue reading

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AN IDEA WORTH SHARING Starting A Hamburger Social At Your Airport

by John P. Chmiel, Manager Wausau Downtown Airport (KAUW) – President, Wausau Flying Service Wausau, Wisconsin Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – Aug/Sept 2016 When we first came up with the idea of “Hamburger Social Night At The Airport,” I … Continue reading

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A GA Pilot’s Perspective On Flying The Space Shuttle

by Jim Hanson Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – Aug/Sept 2016 In the June/July 2016 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I shared my experience flying a King Air 200 to Cape Canaveral, simulating a space shuttle landing on the 15,000 … Continue reading

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The Grand Hotel On Mackinac Island… For That Special Getaway or Annual Vacation Destination

by Dave Weiman Midwest Flyer Magazine – Aug/Sept 2016 The next time you want to do something special for a friend or your significant other, jump in your plane, fly to Mackinac Island, Michigan, and stay at the glorious “Grand … Continue reading

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National Naval Aviation Museum – Pensacola… Selecting, Collecting, Preserving & Displaying Naval Aviation History

by Dave Weiman Since the 20th century, “Naval Aviation” has played a crucial role in combat. Eclipsing the battleship as the decisive weapon in war at sea, “aircraft carriers” have projected their powerful air wings, striking with surprise at enemy … Continue reading

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GA Pilot Lands GA Aircraft At Cape Canaveral

by Jim Hanson I recently had the opportunity to do something REALLY different–and REALLY fun in aviation! A national association of pilots (the name cannot be revealed because by their codebook; they seek no publicity) is made up of  “aviators … Continue reading

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Florida – The Place To Fly To, When The Snow Flys In The Midwest

by Dave Weiman Depending on where you live in the Midwest and your final destination, Florida is between 1,000 and 1,500 nautical miles southeast, and the course is mountain free if you fly west of the Appalachian Mountains. One or … Continue reading

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Fourth Building At National Museum of U.S. Air Force To Open June 8

by Rob Bardua National Museum of the U.S. Air Force DAYTON, OHIO – A $40.8 million building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, which will include aircraft, such as SAM 26000 (Air Force One) and the only … Continue reading

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