Archives: Destinations

Oh, The Places You’ll Go… In A Seaplane!

by Chris Hinote Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue Who hasn’t been enamored with the romance of seaplanes, or imagined splashing down on a remote mountain lake, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, or … Continue reading

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The Mississippi River Seaplane Tour

by Woody Minar Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue I’ve flown along the Mississippi River between Surfside Seaplane Base (8Y4), east of Anoka County-Blaine Airport in Lino Lakes, Minnesota, to Le Claire, Iowa, some 17 times! And each … Continue reading

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Where Does One Go On Floats In The Wintertime!

by Al Lindquist Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue The question is, what do you do with a Cessna 172XP on Wipline amphibious floats in the winter in the state of Minnesota? Well, you could pickle it. You … Continue reading

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Another Beautiful Day Flying In The Colorado Mountains

by Yasmina Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue It’s October 15, 2017, and the “end” of Colorado’s best mountain flying season is fast approaching, so I had to take advantage of another beautiful morning to fly … Continue reading

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Remembering Beautiful People, On A Beautiful Island

by Dave Weiman Published In Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 Nestled between the beautiful turquoise blue waters of Lake Michigan to the east, and Green Bay to the west, with hilly topography and rock outcroppings, and beautiful, green deciduous … Continue reading

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ADS-B Proves Valuable On Canada Trip

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue When I started flying to Canada on fishing trips in 1981, we navigated by dead reckoning, sectional charts, and Automatic Directional Finders (ADFs) using Non-Directional Beacons (NDBs) and … Continue reading

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Oklahoma’s Lake Eufaula – Fly-in/Camp-out

by Yasmina Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue In previous articles, I have been detailing sample air trails or air tours, but if you prefer a destination instead, Oklahoma’s Lake Eufaula, formerly known as Fountainhead State Park, … Continue reading

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Wintering, Vacationing & Flying In Florida

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue When most of us Midwest flyers think of Florida, we think of getting away from the cold and snow, walking white sand beaches, and flying to Sun ‘n Fun. … Continue reading

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Asphalt? Grass? Water?

by Woody Minar Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue Yes, I’ll take water with my Cessna 172 on floats. Stirred, not shaken, please! In the beginning, we learned to fly on asphalt and sometime afterwards, we made that … Continue reading

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Florida Fly-Out Attracts Midwest Flyers

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Members of the Florida Aero Club flew to Venice, Florida February 19, 2017 for its monthly fly-out and lunch at Sharky’s On The Pier. Joining the club was Dave and Peggy Weiman of … Continue reading

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