Tag Archives: Flying

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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News & Information You’ll Want To Know In Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska & Iowa

by Yasmina Platt, Manager AOPA Central Southwest Region Even as the last piece of state legislation for 2012 in the Central Region was signed in July, AOPA started working on next year’s initiatives. I will have more details to share … Continue reading

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