Archives: All Features

Why Get A Seaplane Rating?

by Randy Schoephoerster Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 There are four primary reasons why pilots get a Seaplane Rating: 1) Counts as a biennial flight review. 2) Opens up unique travel destinations not possible by any other mode … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Like Flying A Seaplane!

by Steve Guetter President Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Like many pilots, after I got my private pilot certificate in 1998, I began accumulating ratings and various endorsements for pure fun, and to challenge … Continue reading

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Shared Enthusiasm For GA!

by Brian Thuringer Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 General aviation has made the first 65 years of my life both meaningful and rewarding. It has provided fun, richly filled imagination, and the fulfillment of adventurous dreams for a … Continue reading

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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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