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What do airport managers do?

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue Minnesotans are fortunate to have 135 wonderful public-use airports and 15 seaplane bases throughout the state. We are equally fortunate to have many … Continue reading

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IFR/VFR Seminars To Be Held Saturday, October 14, 2017

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics is happy to announce that Volk Field will be hosting a Fly-In Pancake Breakfast and Instrument Flight Rules/Visual Flight Rules (IFR/VFR) seminars on Saturday, … Continue reading

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International Aviation Art Contest

by Meredith Alt WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue Calling all artists between the ages of 6 and 17, the International Aviation Art Contest is now underway! The Bureau of Aeronautics at the Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Meet Meredith Alt

Aviation Education Program Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue In June 2017, Meredith Alt joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) as the Aviation Education Program Manager. In her role, … Continue reading

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Airport Lights Continued

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 Issue Earlier this year, airline pilots narrowly averted disaster after mistakenly lining up to land on a parallel taxiway at San Francisco International Airport. Other pilots … Continue reading

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Certification Speed-Up

by Dr. Bill Blank, M.D. Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue In early December, I spoke at an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) refresher course in Tucson. There, I picked up some information, which has probably escaped notice and … Continue reading

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Covering The Great Lakes Region For You!

by Kyle Lewis Manager, Great Lakes Region – Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue Summertime is usually filled with aviation activities, but all are overshadowed by EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, held … Continue reading

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Flying and Chewing Gum

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue As I begin my fifth year of leading AOPA–and only the fifth person to do so in 78 years–I continue to be amazed at the … Continue reading

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Technical Advances Enriched By Manufacturer Representatives At AirVenture 2017

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue Attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and its predecessor, the EAA Fly-In Convention, since about 1960, I have watched it move from Rockford to Oshkosh and grow to a level that … Continue reading

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The Procedure Turn… When & How? Circle-To-Land Approaches… Safe or Unsafe?

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue “The procedure turn” is a topic I have written about in the past, but due to some recent changes in approach procedures, it is a topic worth … Continue reading

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