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Take The Bet & Get Your Seaplane Rating

by Curt Drumm Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 Issue It all started with a bet. My friend, Steve, bet me I couldn’t fly a taildragger. “Of course I can,” I said. The bet was on. I tracked down … Continue reading

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No Show At Manitowoc In 2014

MANITOWOC, WIS. – The Thunder On The Lakeshore Airshow is taking a break this year, with the hope of returning in 2015, according to producer Curt Drumm and director Jutta Furca. Drumm said that the main issue is financial. Fundraising will be … Continue reading

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Thunder On The Lakeshore Hit Hard By Military Absence

MANITOWOC, WIS. – The air show lineup was superb, the side attractions interesting, but the absence of modern military jet demonstrations had an overwhelming impact on attendance at the “Thunder On The Lakeshore” air show, June 8-9, 2013 at Manitowoc … Continue reading

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First GE-powered King Air Earns 135 Air Charter Certification

MANITOWOC, WIS. – The first King Air powered by GE’s new H80 turboprop engines has entered FAA 135 Air Charter service. The King Air C90, operated by Lakeshore Aviation in Manitowoc, Wis., is the first to be certified with a … Continue reading

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Thunder On The Lakeshore Goes On As Scheduled

MANITOWOC, WIS. – While large air shows that have become overly dependent on military demonstration teams like the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Navy Blue Angels are canceling due to the Sequestration Cuts, small to medium-sized air shows like … Continue reading

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First GE-Powered King Air To Be Based In Wisconsin

Regarded by many as the most popular business turboprop in the world, the Beechcraft King Air 90 series has gotten a new lease on life, flying faster and higher at less cost, thanks to new GE H80 turboprop engines. GE … Continue reading

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The First 20 Years Of Thunder On The Lakeshore Celebrated!

by Geoff Sobering The “Best of the First 20 Years” was the theme for this year’s “Thunder on the Lakeshore” air show at Manitowoc County Regional Airport, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. “Best” was certainly a good description of the lineup, which included … Continue reading

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Miracle On The Lake!

by Curt Drumm What do you get when you combine the “Miracle on the Hudson,” a seaplane, a western cattle rancher and a hint of Elvis? Well, a fun seaplane weekend in northern Wisconsin, of course! Two of the most … Continue reading

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Lakeshore Aviation Named 2011 Wisconsin Aviation Business of the Year

GREEN BAY, WIS. – The Wisconsin Aviation Trades Association (WATA) has named Lakeshore Aviation, located at Manitowoc County Regional Airport in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, “Wisconsin Aviation Business of the Year.” The award was presented to Lakeshore Aviation President Curt Drumm at … Continue reading

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Gear Down On Final, Gear Down On Final…..Or Not?

by Curt Drumm Of all the flight training one can do over a pilot’s lifetime, one of the most fun challenges is probably getting your “seaplane rating.” Personally, I did mine on a “dare” with a buddy of mine many … Continue reading

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