Archives: Oct/Nov 2011

Letter From Daniel McDowell

Dear Dave: Great piece on Duluth-Sky Harbor Airport. Much appreciated! Fabulous issue, too. Can’t imagine how you two do that, but every issue is great and the covers are always fresh and eye catching. Well done…but then that is the … Continue reading

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Letter From The Cessna Pilots Society

Dear Mr. Weiman: We wish to express our thanks for your publication of our submission to your magazine. We were honored that you saw our article as fitting for your magazine. Your sharp and considerate editing made for a smooth … Continue reading

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Letter From Jack Elliott

Peggy & Dave: Read the current issue online and I’m more impressed with each issue. The subject of each of the stories is interesting. In reading the major magazines these days, I get the impression that I’ve read this before. … Continue reading

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Letter From Pete Schoeninger

Dave: Your comments on why students do not complete their private pilot training are, sadly, mostly correct. There has always been a high dropout rate of students, often just after solo, or just after their first cross-country flight. Perhaps the … Continue reading

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AirVenture – Always A “Can-Do” Spirit

by Jim LaMalfa EAA’s annual fly-in (AirVenture) is one of the aviation world’s premier events, held at Wittman Field in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, each July. This year’s event ran from Monday, July 23rd through Sunday, July 29th. Starting my day at … Continue reading

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GA Rising Up For America!

by Tim Busch CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – A crowd of several hundred people gathered at Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, August 17, 2011, to hear representatives of the general aviation industry defend the use of corporate aircraft and … Continue reading

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Once Again, It’s A “Sport Cruiser!”

by Ed Leineweber When I wrote about Piper’s entry into the Special Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA) market in my column last fall (Oct/Nov 2010 Midwest Flyer Magazine), I commented upon the speed with which the deal was struck between Piper … Continue reading

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Wildlife Avoidance

by Jeffery Taylor WisDOT Aviation Consultant Sharing the sky and the airport environment with birds and other wildlife has been a safety and economic concern for the aviation community since the Wright brothers first flew. Orville Wright documented the first … Continue reading

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ASK PETE

by Pete Schoeninger Q: I have a Cherokee 180, and would like to move up to a 1970s Cherokee Six or Cessna 206. Which would you recommend? Rick in Iowa A: Rick: They are both good airplanes, and most shops … Continue reading

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NASAO Awards For 2011

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Members of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) presented the association’s awards at their annual convention and tradeshow in Nashville, Tennessee in September 2011. Receiving the Distinguished Service Award was Mark Noel, PE, Manager of … Continue reading

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