Tag Archives: Flying

When The Violent Winds Come

Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 Every spring brings about changes in the landscape, the weather, and even in people. The warmth of the strong and the increased number of daylight hours are welcomed … Continue reading

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The Well-Grounded Pilot

by Harold Green Virtually every student pilot has asked, “Why do I have to learn ground reference maneuvers?” The other day, while staring out the window as my student attempted to turn a lopsided ellipse into a circle with a … 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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A Seaplane Pilot At Work: Combining Conservation With Seaplane Flying

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative – MnDOT Aeronautics Photos by Walt Rhodes, USFWS How many different jobs can you name for a seaplane pilot? Most pilots could probably call up a few things a working seaplane pilot might do: charter, … Continue reading

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Make The Most of Your Membership!

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association AOPA members know a lot about their association. But most of them have no idea just how many ways they can put their membership to work. If you’re … Continue reading

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Can you afford not to?

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association This week I received a letter from a pilot who told me that he was joining AOPA because he wants to do his part to support our efforts … Continue reading

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Flight Testing & Transition Training… Getting Familiar With Our “Newest” Aeronautical Treasures

by Ed Leineweber So many airplanes; so little time!”  That’s my motto. Maybe it’s just a bad case of Hyper Airplane Acquisition Disorder (HAAD). If so, I have given up on achieving a cure. I really enjoy finding, learning about, … Continue reading

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Complacency and Accident Statistics

by Harold Green, CFII In a previous issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I made the suggestion that we might be well advised to encourage our students to think of how they might die when planning a flight, rather than just … Continue reading

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“Landings For Lunches” 1st Annual Spot Landing Contest For Charity Wausau, Wisconsin

WAUSAU, WIS. – The fixed base operator known for innovation in promoting aviation and flight training, John Chmiel of Wausau Flying Service, Wausau Downtown Airport (KAUW), has created a “spot landing contest” to encourage pilot proficiency, and raise money for … Continue reading

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Interfacing Our Avionics & iPads, ATC, Synthetic Vision & More!

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman My column for this issue will address several topics related to instrument flying. I will cover an avionics interfacing problem and how it was solved with an interesting story from one of our readers. An … Continue reading

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