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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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A Seaplane Pilot At Work: Combining Conservation With Seaplane Flying

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative – MnDOT Aeronautics Photos by Walt Rhodes, USFWS How many different jobs can you name for a seaplane pilot? Most pilots could probably call up a few things a working seaplane pilot might do: charter, … Continue reading

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Fly. Fish. Fly To Canada!

by Woody Minar It was in March 2015 that Adventure Seaplanes owner, Brian Schanche of Surfside Seaplane Base, Lino Lakes, Minnesota (8Y4), asked me if I wanted to go fishing in Canada and fly some people in his Cessna 185, … Continue reading

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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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