Archives: Aircraft

Jet-Powered Yak 110 Woos Crowds At Oshkosh

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue EAA AirVenture Oshkosh never fails to amaze me, especially when it comes to innovations, aircraft modifications and great airshow performances. In the many decades we have been covering airshows, … Continue reading

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The American Barnstormers Tour Makes Six Stops In The Upper Midwest

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue The American Barnstormers Tour landed its vintage aircraft in five Midwest states in July 2018. Founders Clay Adams and Rob Lock brought as many as 25 pilots and aircraft to Jefferson City, … Continue reading

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Tecnam… Something For Just About Everyone!

by Nancy Blake Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 During Sun ‘n Fun 2018, I visited the Tecnam Aircraft Company display to say hello to a friend who is an aircraft dealer for a couple of aircraft manufacturers and … Continue reading

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The People & Aircraft of Wings of The North Museum

by Chuck Cravens Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue There is a historical jewel located at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. That gem is the “Wings of the North Museum,” which is dedicated to presenting and … Continue reading

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Windecker Developing Prototype of All-New Aircraft Design

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue It has been known for some time that the Windecker Aircraft’s research and development facility in Mooresville, North Carolina, was working on a “clean sheet” aircraft design that synthesizes new and established … Continue reading

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Home At Last! Memphis Belle Exhibit Unveiled At National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue It was the summer of 1989, and our family flew down to Memphis, Tennessee so I could help announce an airshow, and interview the performers and VIPs. The airshow … Continue reading

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Textron Discontinues Production of The Cessna TTx

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue WICHITA, KAN. – Textron Aviation has decided to discontinue production of the Cessna TTx due to lagging sales of the world’s fastest production piston single-engine fixed gear airplane. The aircraft started as … Continue reading

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Piper Receives Largest Trainer Order In Company History

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue VERO BEACH, FLA. – Piper Aircraft, Inc. has received an order for 152 aircraft from Fanmei Aviation Technologies, Piper Aircraft’s exclusive dealer in China. This is the largest single trainer order received … Continue reading

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Piper Announces 23% Growth For 2017

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue VERO BEACH, FLA. – Piper Aircraft, Inc. has announced a 23% increase in aircraft deliveries for 2017, as well as a 27% increase in total billings. The substantial growth was driven by … Continue reading

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GAMA Announces 2017 Year-End Aircraft Shipment & Billings Numbers

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue WASHINGTON, DC – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has released the 2017 year-end aircraft shipment and billings numbers. At a press conference held in February 2018, GAMA Chairman Phil Straub, Executive … Continue reading

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