Archives: Columns

Fly Wisconsin Airport Passport Program

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017-January 2018 The “Fly Wisconsin Airport Passport” program is a collaborative effort of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics and the Wisconsin Airport Management Association (WAMA). The program promotes safety and education … Continue reading

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Deciphering Notices To Airmen (NOTAMs)

by Hal Davis Airport Compliance Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 Any pilot worth their weight in 100LL, knows to check NOTAMs before every flight. Historically, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NOTAM system … Continue reading

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AOPA’s Rusty Pilots Seminars

All too often, we complain about things that go wrong in the aviation world. We fail to look at the big picture—that despite all of our complaints, we still have access to the greatest aviation system in the world. This … Continue reading

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Some Good Legislation, Some Not So Good, Planned For The Great Lakes Region

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager For Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue As 2017 winds down, the 2018 legislative sessions are ready to swing into high gear. … Continue reading

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Big Names & Small Towns

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer December 2017/January 2018 issue More often than not, when we make plans to fly somewhere, the name attached to the airport is more of an afterthought than anything else. … Continue reading

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Pilots & Cataracts

by Dr. Bill Blank, M.D. Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 Cataracts are a common result of aging. Over 24 million Americans over 40, one-sixth of that population, have cataracts. More than half the people over 80 have … Continue reading

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Ask Pete!

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2017/January 2018 issue Q: Continuing the question that appeared in the October/November 2017 issue about extending range in a Cessna 172N, you did not mention adding auxiliary fuel tanks. What about … Continue reading

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How Much Fun Is A Currency Ride?

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue Remember when you passed your private pilot checkride? The odds are the examiner said something like: “Congratulations. You are now a Private Pilot and you now have a … Continue reading

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Stabilized Approaches & Handling Autopilot Anomalies

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer December 2017/January 2018 issue In my column for this issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I selected two topics that I think are of interest to our readers – “The Stabilized Approach” … Continue reading

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The Latest Lycoming Engine Airworthiness Directive: What You Need To Know

by Greg Reigel Attorney-At-Law “Copyright 2017. All Rights Reserved” Published In Midwest Flyer December 2017/January 2018 issue Are you one of the estimated 778 unfortunate aircraft owners affected by the latest Lycoming airworthiness directive (“AD”)? If you are, I am … Continue reading

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