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Transition From Towered To Non-Towered Airports

by Hal Davis Airport Compliance Manager As I write this article, federal sequestration is set to discontinue funding at eight (8) Wisconsin air traffic control towers on June 15, 2013. Whether that happens is anyone’s guess. Barring any congressional or … Continue reading

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Ask Pete!

by Pete Schoeninger Q: What do you see of the current used airplane market? A: Used airplane values took a dive after the world events of 9/11, and again when the recession hit about 4 years ago. Overall I think … Continue reading

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Winning A Reprieve

by Craig Fuller President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association A few weeks ago, in a moment of exceptional cross-party accord, both the House and Senate passed legislation giving the FAA more freedom in how to handle spending, and more … Continue reading

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The 2013 Legislative Session Has Ended News & Information You’ll Want To Know In Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska & Iowa

by Yasmina Platt AOPA Central Southwest Regional Manager By the time you read this article, all of the legislative sessions in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa will have adjourned. Your association (AOPA) has been actively engaged in working on over … Continue reading

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The Sessions of Savings

by Bryan Budds AOPA Great Lakes Regional Manager Over the last few months, AOPA has been hard at work in statehouses across the Great Lakes Region with the goal of strengthening general aviation and reducing some of the cost considerations … Continue reading

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Gotcha! (Round 2)

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. A couple of issues ago, I wrote about some of the things that get pilots in trouble with the medical certification system. The dreaded “Gotchas.” I pointed out that really (really!) those folks in OK City … Continue reading

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Another Perspective On Landings

by Harold Green Probably since the dawn of human flight, powered or otherwise, pilots have been debating the best way to land aircraft. The literature is filled with articles offering advice and/or promoting the author’s favorite approach. Further, the FAA … Continue reading

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The Skyguard TX ADS-B & Instrument Approach Charts

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is FAA’s satellite-based successor to radar. ADS-B makes use of GPS technology to determine and share precise aircraft location information, and streams additional flight information to the cockpits of properly equipped … Continue reading

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Is A Safety Pilot Acting As Second In Command? Not Necessarily!

by Greg Reigel If you are an instrument rated pilot, you know that you have to be “current” in order to legally exercise the privileges of an instrument rating as pilot-in-command. Specifically, in order to act as pilot-in-command of an … Continue reading

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