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Autopilot Mismanagement & Meet The “Snitch”

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 issue After finishing my column for each issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I often wonder what I should write about in the next issue. A few days after … Continue reading

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Real Instrument Pilots Do Not Need Autopilots or Glass Panels

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 When you read the title of this article, I am sure it threw up a flag and got your attention, but please read on. I also have some … Continue reading

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George The Autopilot, ADS-B FAA Rebate Program & Instrument Training

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman In this issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, we will solve the mystery of “George,” the autopilot, with thanks from several of our readers. We will explore some interesting comments from an anonymous caller and his … Continue reading

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Why Is “George” So Popular With Pilots?

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman In between issues, I am always thinking about topics to write in my column for the next issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine. Some of our best topics come from our readers who are experiencing difficulties … Continue reading

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Autopilot Glitches, Failures & Anomalies

by Michael “Mick” Kaufman In my previous column, I again addressed the issue of “icing,” as did Greg Gorak in his excellent article. It was unfortunate that Wisconsin got to see another fatal GA icing accident since that publication. In … Continue reading

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Procedure Turns & Garmin Box Approaches

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman In this issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I would like to revisit a topic from several issues back, “The Procedure Turn” and also finish our series flying the approach on the Garmin 430/530 boxes. I … Continue reading

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AirVenture, Technology & Us

by Harold Green It is late summer and this is an aviation publication. Therefore we have the opportunity to discuss EAA AirVenture, held annually at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. AirVenture is truly a unique event with worldwide scope. … Continue reading

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A Commentary On Advanced Avionics

by Harold Green We are currently in the throes of a general aviation revolution. We have airplanes that cruise comfortably at 24,000 feet at well over 200 knots, have a range approaching 1,000 miles, come equipped with ice prevention, and … Continue reading

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GPSS or Roll Steering On Autopilots

by Michael Kaufman It seems like I have become an autopilot troubleshooter since beginning my articles on autopilots in Midwest Flyer Magazine. After coming to me for some instruction following an autopilot repair, fellow pilot Galen Manternach of Wisconsin Rapids, … Continue reading

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Auto Pilots – Different Types & How They Work!

by Michael Kaufman, CFII When learning to fly in the mid 1960s in a Champ, the word “autopilot” was something you read about in the aviation magazines of that time. My first personal experience was flying a Mooney, which had … Continue reading

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