Archives: Sport Pilot/Grassroot/Recreational Flying

LSA Certification Within Your Reach!

by Tom Briden Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2021 online issue Fellow Birdmen and future “Erks” (ref. WWII mechanics), I just returned from a 120-hour, 15-day aviation maintenance course taught by Rainbow Aviation, the … Continue reading

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LSA Maintenance Training – A Rare Opportunity

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2021 online issue After training more than 7,000 students from nearly every state in the U.S., and more than 20 different countries, the owners of Rainbow Aviation, Brian and Carol Carpenter, have relocated their … Continue reading

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Private Airport Owner Hosts Fly-In Without Fear of Liability

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue DE PERE, WIS. – Jay Baeten, owner of Antique Aerodrome in De Pere, Wisconsin (9WS2), was able to host a fly-in at his private airstrip, August 26, 2017, without fear of liability, … Continue reading

Posted in Airports, All Headlines, Headlines, October/November 2017, Sport Pilot/Grassroot/Recreational Flying, WATA Difference | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Rotec Radial Engine – A Perfect Match For The Aerolab LoCamp

by Ed Leineweber It has been said that form follows function; that is, a machine looks the way it does as a result of what it is intended to do. Fair enough. But let’s face it – between the designer’s … Continue reading

Posted in All Features, Features, October/November 2015, Products & Services, Sport Pilot/Grassroot/Recreational Flying | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Honor Paul: Join The Sport Aviation Association & Support Grassroots, Affordable Flying!

by Ed Leineweber I guess I wasn’t paying attention, but somehow I missed until just recently the emergence of the Sport Aviation Association (SAA) on the grassroots aviation scene. Maybe you’ve missed it too, and don’t know that this “little … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, December 2013/January 2014, Sport Pilot/Grassroot/Recreational Flying | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Making A Difference… Doc Mosher Receives Navy League’s Aviation Excellence Award

by Ed Leineweber EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is often the venue for “firsts,” as well as a place to honor tradition and decades-long service. The 3rd Annual Aviation Celebration staged by several Midwest chapters of the U.S. Navy League captured both … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, EAA & AirVenture, October/November 2013, People, Sport Pilot/Grassroot/Recreational Flying | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in April/May 2013, Columns, Columns, Sport Pilot/Grassroot/Recreational Flying | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Antique Aircraft Restoration Within Everyone’s Reach & Well Worth The Effort!

by Dan Wegmueller It is the little things, like the limited forward view. I won’t be able to see properly until we gather enough speed to lift the tail. Then, there is P-factor. I must remember to compensate with the … Continue reading

Posted in All Features, Features, February/March 2013, Sport Pilot/Grassroot/Recreational Flying | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Back to the Future: New Focus for the New Year

by Ed Leineweber A New Year brings the opportunity for new beginnings. So it will be with my regular Midwest Flyer Magazine column, which will henceforth broaden its focus beyond Sport Pilot/Light Sport Aircraft to encompass all of grassroots, recreational flying. … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, February/March 2013, Sport Pilot/Grassroot/Recreational Flying | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Safety Directives & Other Unsafe Conditions In Special Light Sport Aircraft… Tracking Airworthiness Problems In S-LSA Under The Current System

by Doug Hereford, A&P/IA In the world of Special Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA), it is FAR Section 91.327 that requires periodic inspections, and like any inspection in aviation, the purpose is to uncover unsafe conditions. How does one go about … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, June/July 2012, Sport Pilot/Grassroot/Recreational Flying | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment