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Airports, Horses & The CAP

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue Before you start reading this issue, I want to clarify that we are NOT Horse&Rider magazine https://horseandrider.com/, although I have a daughter who would probably wish we were. … Continue reading

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“See you soon!” Making the most of our freedom to fly.

by Mark Baker Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue Right about this time, as I am sure many of you do, I take a step back and wonder where my travels will take me over the coming … Continue reading

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GA Stakeholders Urge Passage of Long-Term FAA Reauthorization Bill

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue WASHINGTON, DC – Several general aviation (GA) groups have advised Congress that continued short-term extensions of authorization for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would “challenge the certainty that industry and the … Continue reading

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How COVID-19 Changed Things

by Jeff Flynn MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue In March of 2020, my family and I took a vacation to Mexico. Upon arriving at the airport, I wondered if I was making … Continue reading

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Moving From Legacy Autopilots

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman © Copyright 2024. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue Over the many decades that I have been flying, there have been many changes made to aircraft, and almost all … Continue reading

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There Was No Rush In Getting His Captain Stripes For This Rush City Flight Instructor

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue RUSH CITY, MINN. – There is something to say about learning to fly in a small, rural community versus a big city. There is very little air traffic … Continue reading

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Light Winds, Hot Air, Color, Light, Shapes, Chile, Ohhh Ahhh… Ingredients For Balloon Fiesta!

by Yasmina Platt Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue Balloon Fiesta is a special and colorful event that happens every October in Albuquerque, New Mexico! It’s a time when we convert from flight crew to ground crew … Continue reading

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Nickel & Dime, Or A Long-Term Relationship?

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2024. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue Q) I intend to purchase a Cessna 182, and have been warned about the cost of occasional fuel tank replacements. Can you … Continue reading

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Gated Aviation Community In Texas Installs Schweiss Hydraulic Doors

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue FAIRFAX, MINN. – The concept of airparks isn’t anything new. They are all over the world. Aero Country East in the North Dallas Metroplex has taken the concept to another level, … Continue reading

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The (mostly) Forgotten Forward Slip

by Richard Morey © Copyright 2024. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue The “forward slip” was once a common and essential skill for pilots. Unlike more modern aircraft, general aviation airplanes of the post … Continue reading

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