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Proactive Airworthiness

by Thomas P. Turner Executive Director American Bonanza Society Air Safety Foundation Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue EDITOR’S NOTE: This article appeared in the January 2020 issue of ABS Magazine. It is being reprinted here by permission … Continue reading

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Door County, Wisconsin & Washington Island… The Cape Cod of The Midwest!

by Dave Weiman A Recap of the Article Published In The April/May 2011 Issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine. https://www.midwestflyer.com/?p=2616 Pilots looking for a northern Wisconsin destination should consider flying to Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport (3D2), Ephraim-Fish Creek, Wisconsin, in the Door County … Continue reading

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Destination Bayfield, Wisconsin

by Dave Weiman A re-cap of some of the sites noted in the article published in the February/March 2012 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine. https://www.midwestflyer.com/?p=4329 The Bayfield County peninsula and the Apostle Islands are located in Wisconsin, between the Upper … Continue reading

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You didn’t really like those sunglasses, did you?

by Rachel Obermoller MNDOT Office of Aeronautics In a seaplane pilot’s ideal world, every day would be 5 to 10 knot winds with light chop on the water, clear skies, and dead calm winds in a sheltered docking area. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Miracle On The Lake!

by Curt Drumm What do you get when you combine the “Miracle on the Hudson,” a seaplane, a western cattle rancher and a hint of Elvis? Well, a fun seaplane weekend in northern Wisconsin, of course! Two of the most … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Seaplane Adventure To The Sub Arctic

by Philip Mattison My wife, Kathleen (Kath), and I were looking for a floatplane trip last mid summer, so we called Brian Schanche of Adventure Seaplanes at Surfside Seaplane Base in Minneapolis. Brian invited us to fly a two-ship trip … Continue reading

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Rochester International Airport – Fit For A King or Queen!

The Minnesota Airports Conference rotates each year, from northern to southern Minnesota, and all places in between. This year the conference will be held in the city known best for the “Mayo Clinic” in Rochester, Minnesota in the southeastern part … Continue reading

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Ankeny Regional Airport & The Polk County Aviation Authority

One of the host airports of the annual Iowa Aviation Conference to be held April 25-26, 2012 at the West Des Moines Sheraton Inn, is Ankeny Regional Airport, established in 1993 to accommodate the growing demand of general aviation in … Continue reading

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Lone Rock – Where A VOR & Airport Restaurant Live On!

LONE ROCK, WIS. – Pilots once depended on the Lone Rock VOR for navigation, and the Lone Rock Flight Service Station for weather advisories and for filing flight plans. But with the Flight Service Station long gone, and VORs becoming … Continue reading

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