Archives: Columns

Pattern Operations Revisited

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue It seems that traffic patterns at pilot-controlled airports remain a source of concern for general aviation, as the majority of accidents happen in the pattern. It would be oversimplification … Continue reading

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Single Pilot Resource Management

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue As pilots, we have all heard or seen references to the FAA terms crew resource management (CRM), single pilot resource management (SRM) and aeronautical decision-making (ADM). These … Continue reading

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The Importance of An Aircraft Pre-Purchase Inspection

by Greg Reigel, AAL Copyright 2018. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 In most aircraft transactions, the buyer should have a pre-purchase inspection performed on the aircraft. Why? To make sure the buyer knows what the … Continue reading

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Northland Community & Technical College Takes Geospatial Intelligence Program Online To Train Students Worldwide For Next-Gen Aerospace Careers

by Jonathan Beck UAS Instructor Northland Community & Technical College NSF ATE DroneTECH Principal Investigator Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue THIEF RIVER FALLS, MINN. – With drone technology advancing into more and more industries, the aerospace department … Continue reading

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It’s a new season!

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 Spring is here and summer isn’t far away. This is a happy time of the year for many, especially after a long, cold, snowy … Continue reading

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Sometimes The Best Information Can’t Be Found On The Internet

by Rachel Obermoller Pilot, MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue Ever show up at an event at the wrong time or with the wrong details? One of my fears, especially since becoming a parent and juggling … Continue reading

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Meet Mark Graczykowski

Airport Development Engineer – WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue Mark Graczykowski joined the Wisconsin DOT Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) in October 2017. As an airport development engineer, Mark is responsible for managing projects … Continue reading

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Pardon Our Dust: Annual Airport Construction Update

by Hal Davis Airport Compliance Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 Yellow X’s, like orange barrels, send multiple messages. In the literal sense, they simply say don’t land/drive here! They also signify delay and … Continue reading

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AOPA Initiatives In Michigan, South Dakota, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota & Washington, DC

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager / Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue A good pilot is always learning. To that point, a highlight of the … Continue reading

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Time to Fly

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue We made it through the cold months and we’re finally back to my favorite time of year: fly-in season. The weather is (usually) great and … Continue reading

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