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R. A. “Bob” Hoover Trophy Virtual Award Presentation… Like The Man The Award Is Named After, This Presentation Was An Event Like None Other!

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – April/May 2021 issue Most spectators who have seen the late Robert A. “Bob” Hoover perform at airshows at Oshkosh and throughout North America, flying either his North American Rockwell Shrike Commander, Sabrelineror … Continue reading

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Boundary Water Bush Flying

U.S. Forest Service Beaver Program Ely, Minnesota by Joel “Henny” Jungemann USFS Beaver Pilot Photos Courtesy of USFS Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – April/May 2021 issue Nearly A Century of History With beginnings dating back to 1929, the U.S. … Continue reading

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Tips That Could Save Your Life & Make Surviving An Accident A Little Bit Easier

by Dave Weiman Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 The article entitled “Miracle Over Minnesota… Survival After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning,” featured in the October/November 2020 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine (https://midwestflyer.com/?p=13674), has attracted a lot of attention nationwide! … Continue reading

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Sunglasses – Which Ones To Buy?

by Dave Weiman Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 Most aviators know that they should not wear “polarized” sunglasses, and “Sporty’s Pilot Shop,” being a leader in pilot supplies, sells a wide variety of high-quality sunglasses that do … Continue reading

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Major Commercial Airport Contends With Pandemic

by Dave Weiman Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2020 MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MINN. – How does a major commercial airport contend with a pandemic that has all but shut down operations? Answer: Cut any non-essential expenses; temporarily close any … Continue reading

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Flight MH 370 – One More Great “Unsolved Mystery!”

by Allen Penticoff Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 I wanted to comment on the article entitled “Miracle Over Minnesota… Survival After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning” by Dan Bass, published in the Oct/Nov 2020 … Continue reading

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Despite Experience, Senior Pilots Are Charged Higher Insurance Premiums

by Victoria Neuville Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue The saying goes that there are old pilots and bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots. After decades of … Continue reading

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AIRPORT WINTER OPERATIONS… Managing Slippery Runways, Taxiways & Ramps At GA Airports

by Pete Vercouteren Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue Winter operations at general aviation (GA) airports can cause many challenges compared to the larger commercial airports. The challenges include availability … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport Dedicates New Stellar Aviation Facility

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – On October 15, 2020, airport officials and community leaders dedicated Stellar Aviation Group’s newly completed General Aviation complex at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport … Continue reading

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Going-to-the-Sun Road Skyway

by Yasmina Platt Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue Glacier, Waterton Lakes, Banff, and Jasper National Parks have been on our “to visit” list for a long time. We took … Continue reading

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