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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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The Mississippi River Seaplane Tour

by Woody Minar Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue I’ve flown along the Mississippi River between Surfside Seaplane Base (8Y4), east of Anoka County-Blaine Airport in Lino Lakes, Minnesota, to Le Claire, Iowa, some 17 times! And each … Continue reading

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Where Does One Go On Floats In The Wintertime!

by Al Lindquist Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue The question is, what do you do with a Cessna 172XP on Wipline amphibious floats in the winter in the state of Minnesota? Well, you could pickle it. You … Continue reading

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Find Your Strength…

by Marta Micinski Dolan Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 My flying adventure began on a random morning two years ago when, at the end of my rope and desperate for entertainment for my two small children, I took … Continue reading

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Flying The Line

by Jim Hanson Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 I wanted to see the Air Choice One operation for myself, so I asked company officials if I could ride on a segment from Mason City, Iowa to Minneapolis and … Continue reading

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Tanis – Keeping Our Engines, Avionics & Cabins Warm In The Winter!

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 If there is ever a winter in the Midwest that we need an engine preheater, insulated engine cover and avionics/cabin heater, it is the winter of 2018. As I sit … Continue reading

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Fly, Buy & Ship…

by Sharon Thiry Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 issue A story about a couple from the Netherlands, who learned to fly in the United States, bought an airplane, had it shipped home to continue their love of flight, … Continue reading

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Another Beautiful Day Flying In The Colorado Mountains

by Yasmina Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue It’s October 15, 2017, and the “end” of Colorado’s best mountain flying season is fast approaching, so I had to take advantage of another beautiful morning to fly … Continue reading

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Remembering Beautiful People, On A Beautiful Island

by Dave Weiman Published In Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 Nestled between the beautiful turquoise blue waters of Lake Michigan to the east, and Green Bay to the west, with hilly topography and rock outcroppings, and beautiful, green deciduous … Continue reading

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ADS-B Proves Valuable On Canada Trip

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue When I started flying to Canada on fishing trips in 1981, we navigated by dead reckoning, sectional charts, and Automatic Directional Finders (ADFs) using Non-Directional Beacons (NDBs) and … Continue reading

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