Archives: All Features

Cirrus NOW Presentation In The Twin Cities – Informative & Action-Packed

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 BLAINE, MINN. – Cirrus Aircraft chose Key Air at Anoka County – Blaine Airport, Blaine, Minn., for the site of its Twin Cities “Cirrus NOW” presentation, August 28, 2016. Cirrus … Continue reading

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Nebraska Nice – The Nebraska Air Trail!

by Yasmina Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 In the last issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I talked about developing “air trails” to give pilots (and their passengers) other reasons to fly and bring flying and tourism together. … Continue reading

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Touchdown Miminiska!

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 Each year, we get better at flying to Canada and the procedures of flying across the border get easier and easier. Last year, we had our first Cirrus join us, … Continue reading

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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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