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Drone Restrictions In Federal Wilderness Areas

by Jonathan Beck UAS Instructor Northland Community & Technical College NSF ATE DroneTECH Principal Investigator Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue I was recently asked the question, “What are the restrictions for flying drones in federal wilderness areas?” … Continue reading

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Going LOTO for Safety

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue Wherever you go, when you meet people who are pilots or aircraft technicians, their passion for many things, if not all things aviation, is readily evident. It is what most often makes … Continue reading

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Aviation: The Competitive Advantage

BA + GA = WIN for the City Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue Business Aviation (BA) is an extremely important part of the General Aviation (GA) industry. Studies have shown for years that companies that use aircraft … Continue reading

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Celebrating The 50th Anniversary of The Minnesota Aviation Maintenance Technician Conference

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue As you have read in recent Aeronautics Technical Bulletins, we in the Minnesota Office of Aeronautics are celebrating 75 years of partnerships with … Continue reading

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Meet Michael Menon

Airport Safety & Operations Program Manager Wisconsin DOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue Michael Menon joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) in February 2018 as the Airport Safety & Operations … Continue reading

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Professional Aviation Education Programs In Wisconsin

by Meredith Alt WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue It is an exciting time to start planning a career in aviation, as the aviation industry expects an extraordinary demand for aviation-related jobs over the … Continue reading

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Concerns Addressed Over Massive Powder River Training Complex Special Use Airspace

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager / Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue On April 5th, 2018, I along with staff from Ellsworth Air Force Base, … Continue reading

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It’s up to us

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue In my 30-plus years as a pilot, I’ve met a lot of people who say they always wanted to learn to fly, but never did. … Continue reading

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Ask Pete!

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 Q: Recently, you said you think “book” retail figures on airplane prices are not always real accurate. Why is that? A: I have seen many owners look at “Aircraft Value … Continue reading

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From The Right Seat – Part 2

by Woody Minar Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue The student’s job is to learn and have a safe flight. The instructor’s job is to help make that possible. A student of mine was on an accelerated course … Continue reading

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