Archives: Destinations

Richfield – One of the Best Places To Paraglide In Utah

by Yasmina Platt Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – April/May 2021 issue Who needs an engine or an airstrip when you have mountains, a lifting force, and empty fields? That’s what paragliding and hang gliding … Continue reading

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Be-Utah-Ful! Backcountry Flying In Utah

by Yasmina Platt Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2021 issue It’s a great day any time I can be in the mountains. It’s a great day when I fly. It’s a fantastic day any … Continue reading

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Different Aircraft for Different Missions, SLC Style!

by Yasmina Platt Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – April/May 2021 issue Flying cross country? Trying to cover a bit of ground? Need to get somewhere fast? On a budget? Take the airplane. Want to … Continue reading

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Flying Up In The “Big Sky”

by Yasmina Platt Copyright 2021.  All rights reserved! Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2020 In addition to flying over Glacier National Park (GNP) last summer, I also had a chance to fly around a good portion of northwest … Continue reading

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Texan Makes Solo Flight In A Floatplane To Alaska…. Pure Joy & A Lesson In Pilot Preparedness!

by Ken Wittekiend Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue Skylane N9681 Foxtrot is returning to Medford with an engine problem,” I radioed the tower at Rogue Valley International – Medford … 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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What to do? What to do? Where should I fly to?

by Jim Hanson Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue As I write this article, I am manning my empty office at Albert Lea (MN) Municipal Airport (KAEL) on July 4, … Continue reading

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The Birth of America… The Birth of Freedom

by Yasmina Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue During a trip to Boston (to teach a “Rusty Pilots Seminar” for AOPA), I had the chance to travel back in time while visiting the Minute Man National Historical … Continue reading

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Wedding In Eleuthera

by Yasmina Soria Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue When one of our old friends announced he would get married in the Bahamas in February of 2020, my husband and I immediately said we would fly GA … Continue reading

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Island Hopping, Lake Michigan Style!

by Yasmina Soria Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue One may not always think of Michigan when thinking about “island hopping,” but there are a number of small islands on Lake Michigan with General Aviation (GA) airports. … Continue reading

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