Archives: Columns

10% Gives You 90%

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. Aviation Medical Examiner Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine University of Wisconsin – Madison Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue Dr. Beasley, if you give me one more pill, I … Continue reading

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Radio Talk: Intimidation & Cure

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue For too many general aviation pilots, “radio communications” are intimidating. While most prevalent among pilots who fly from non-towered airports, the phenomenon is by no means confined to them. … Continue reading

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The Glide Path, Circling Approaches, The “Epic” Instrument Travel Machine & An ADS-B Breakthrough

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue In the April/May 2017 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I wrote about the way I do glideslope intercepts, and one of our readers brought an unknown fact … Continue reading

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The Difference Between “Overhaul” & “Inspection?”

by Gregory J. Reigel Attorney At Law © June, 2017 All rights reserved. Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue If you own or operate an aircraft that is operated under 14 C.F.R. Part 91, you know that your … Continue reading

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Ask Pete!

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer June/July 2017 issue Q: Last fall, my hangar neighbor sold his airplane, and gave me his 2 horsepower, gas-powered little tug, which moves my airplane in and out of my hangar. I have … Continue reading

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Promoting Aircraft Maintenance Careers Through Competitive Wages, Status & Benefits

by Dave Weiman dave@midwestflyer.com Published in Midwest Flyer June/July 2017 While our elected officials in Washington can’t seem to agree on anything to better our country, many of us in aviation are working to attract more young people to our … Continue reading

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The Push For An Avionics Hands-On Performance Certification

by Thomas Biller Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 The road to aircraft mechanic certification is well established and straightforward: Attend a Part 147 school or train on the job to meet established FAA hands-on experience requirements. Once complete, … Continue reading

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Where Do Your Floats Come From?

by Rachel Obermoller Pilot, MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 There are several ways, which floats, or really any additional equipment, can be certified for aircraft. When an aircraft is initially certified, a Type Certificate … Continue reading

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Many Aviation Opportunities

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Spring arrived early this year with many events attracting attention. As aviators, we flock to airshows, fly-ins, and pancake breakfasts, to enjoy bright blue … Continue reading

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Meet Lucas Ward

Airport Development Engineer – WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 MADISON, WIS. – Lucas Ward joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics in December 2016. As an airport development engineer, Lucas is responsible … Continue reading

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