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Home At Last! Memphis Belle Exhibit Unveiled At National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue It was the summer of 1989, and our family flew down to Memphis, Tennessee so I could help announce an airshow, and interview the performers and VIPs. The airshow … Continue reading

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A Flight Back To Another Era

by Bill Blake Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue On April 11, 2018, military veteran and crew chief, Sergeant Bill Kelly of Lakeland, Florida, made his first flight in a bomber since World War II. Now, 75 years … Continue reading

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A Flight To & From Sun ’n Fun With Lightspeed

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue It had been a few years since Peggy and I flew our Cessna 182 Skylane to Sun ‘n Fun in Lakeland, Florida, so as with any long cross-country flight, … Continue reading

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Bem Vindos ao Brasil

by Yasmina Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue Two co-workers and I recently traveled to Brazil on a project assignment. When I realized we had a free day in Sao Paulo to explore, I quickly looked for … Continue reading

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SimpleFlight Radio

Helping To Spread Passion & Enthusiasm For Aviation Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue In August 2012, Al Waterloo and Marc Epner, both of Chicago, got together to create SimpleFlight Radio based on their shared love and optimism … Continue reading

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The Voice of The Red Baron Stearman Squadron Goes Silent

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue “The year is 1925. Back from World War I, many young former fight pilots were trying to make a living in aviation. You are standing on a grass field … Continue reading

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The Beauty & Uniqueness of Stearman Field

by Grant Boyd Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue Whether you rate an airport by the quality of the food at its restaurant, the variety of aircraft that fly in and out, or the people “bumming” around, Lloyd … Continue reading

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Seaplane Flying In The Great Lakes Region

by Steve Smith Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue At the intersection of the 45 North latitude line and the 85 West longitude line is an area that is perfectly suited for seaplane flying. The area is surrounded … Continue reading

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Why You Should Be An AOPA Foundation Donor

by Bill Blake Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue If you are not an AOPA Foundation donor, you should be. The foundation’s two main programs are the “You Can Fly” program and the “Air Safety Institute.” Over the … Continue reading

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go… In A Seaplane!

by Chris Hinote Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue Who hasn’t been enamored with the romance of seaplanes, or imagined splashing down on a remote mountain lake, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, or … Continue reading

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