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Panke Joins Wisconsin Aviation

MADISON, WIS. – Madison native and University of Dubuque graduate, Nathan (Nate) Panke, has joined Wisconsin Aviation as a flight instructor. Panke has a Bachelor of Science degree in Flight Operations and a minor in Aviation Management. Panke credits an … Continue reading

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Adventures In The Traffic Pattern

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 Occasionally, I am overcome by an irresistible urge to comment on traffic pattern manners observed around various pilot-controlled airports. The items discussed here are not violations of regulations. They are, … Continue reading

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Keeping Ahead of the Proficiency Curve

by Harold Green We pilots tend to like lots of communication and navigation equipment in our airplanes. The more the merrier. Redundancy has become a catch phrase and is considered good, and for good reason. Then there seems to be … Continue reading

Posted in Aug/Sept 2016, Columns, Columns, Pilot Proficiency | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

I Get The Darndest Questions

by Harold Green Sometimes I get the darnedest questions. One of the latest was, “How do you handle the situation when the person you are flying with is doing something you think is not safe?” That, at least, was food … Continue reading

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Flying A Full Approach Without Radar Vectors Is A Lesson To Be Learned

by Mick Kaufman It seems to be human nature that we all like to play “Monday Morning Quarterback” after an accident or incident. In a recent accident involving a friend’s airplane, I see a possible situation that has occurred too … Continue reading

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Flight Instructor Pay & The Future of Flight Training

by Jim Hanson I have received feedback from a reader on my recent article on “Student Starts and Pilot Retention.” I’m always glad to receive feedback—either brickbats or bouquets. It not only means that people are reading the article, but … Continue reading

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Cohabitation of Gliders & Powered Aircraft

by Woody Minar When you’re flying to another airport, how do you know if it’s also a “glider port” – an airport where gliders are present? And if you do know it’s a glider port, is there anything special you … Continue reading

Posted in Aug/Sept 2013, Columns, Columns, Flight Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another Perspective On Landings

by Harold Green Probably since the dawn of human flight, powered or otherwise, pilots have been debating the best way to land aircraft. The literature is filled with articles offering advice and/or promoting the author’s favorite approach. Further, the FAA … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, June/July 2013, Pilot Proficiency | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Skyguard TX ADS-B & Instrument Approach Charts

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is FAA’s satellite-based successor to radar. ADS-B makes use of GPS technology to determine and share precise aircraft location information, and streams additional flight information to the cockpits of properly equipped … Continue reading

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The Ins & Outs of ADS-B & The Stratus-ForeFlight System

by Michael “Mick” Kaufman In the last issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I dedicated part of the column to type-specific flight training for which I will add an additional comment in this issue. Several issues back, I mentioned flying with … Continue reading

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