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Red Bull Cancels Air Race Series After 2019 Season

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue Red Bull, the beverage company that sponsors high-energy sports ranging from motorcycle racing to cliff diving, has canceled the Red Bull Air Race World Championship series after the 2019 European season, as … Continue reading

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Blue Angels Headlined Sun ‘n Fun 2019

by Bill Blake Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue The Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In, held each year in Lakeland, Florida, was blessed with good weather the week of April 2-7, 2019, and attendance was excellent! The most exciting … Continue reading

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SAFECON 2019 @ Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue The National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) held its SAFECON 2019 event, May 13-18, at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville, Wisconsin. The event was hosted by the University of Wisconsin. The chief … Continue reading

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Benefits of Community Engagement In Partnership With Drones and Geospatial Technologies

by Stephen Sorenson Geospatial Intelligence Analysis Instructor Northland Community and Technical College Co-Principal Investigator – UAS and GIT Integration Into Technical Education National Science Foundation ATE Program Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue Currently, Northland Community and Technical … Continue reading

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Lofty Aspirations: Airport Celebrates 80 Years of Commercial Flights

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue MADISON, WIS. – When the first commercial airline flights departed Madison, Wisconsin in 1939, no one could have imagined how air travel would take off over the next eight decades. Back then, … Continue reading

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Meet Erin Kube

Airport Land Program Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue In April 2019, Erin Kube joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) as the “Airport Land Program Manager.” Erin is … Continue reading

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Look Out For Non-Standard Traffic Patterns

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue The fundamentals of the standard traffic pattern are something every pilot learns early on in their flight training. Just as roads provide a safe and … Continue reading

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Opening The Door To The Future

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue Nearly every child has a dream or dreams of what they want to do for their future career. Many have a dream of flying fighters, airliners or aerobatic aircraft, for instance. Once … Continue reading

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Making The Right Call

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue Imagine you are a new pilot and live in an area where you don’t have an air traffic control tower (ATC) at your community airport. Perhaps you can fly from point A … Continue reading

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Avoiding Loss of Control

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), your Minnesota Office of Aeronautics, and numerous General Aviation organizations work constantly to help pilots fly safely. News, education, guidance, and procedural documents can be produced with … Continue reading

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