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New Online Learning Event For Homebuilders

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue OSHKOSH, WIS. – The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is launching a new online learning event for aircraft builders: Homebuilders Week. Beginning on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, and running through … Continue reading

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Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology Expands Fleet With Purchase of 32 New Piper Trainers & Receives Historic Delivery of 5,000th Piper Archer

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 VERO BEACH, FLA. (Oct. 29, 2020) – Piper Aircraft and Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology have announced the expansion of Spartan’s aircraft fleet with the purchase of 32 new … Continue reading

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Registering Your Aircraft In Wisconsin

by Michele Cumblad WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue Fall is upon us. The leaves are changing, pumpkin spice flavoring is everywhere, and Wisconsin aircraft registration renewal fees are due. We have nearly 6,000 … Continue reading

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Miracle Over Minnesota… Survival After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

by Dan Bass Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue @October 2020. All rights reserved! In February 2017, I needed to visit a customer in Thunder Bay, Ontario. By car, it’s over a 7-hour drive from Winona, Minnesota, where … Continue reading

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Pilots & Aircraft Owners Take Over Mooney International… Pledge Legacy Support, While Pursuing Advancements

  Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue As reported by AOPA’s David Tulis in September, a group of U.S.-based general aviation aircraft owners and pilots have taken majority ownership of the financially challenged airplane manufacturer, Mooney International, pledging … Continue reading

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A Predator In Fargo

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue FARGO, ND – At press time, the Fargo Air Museum was set to receive an MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), which was originally a North Dakota Air National Guard aircraft, on … Continue reading

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HISTORIC AIRCRAFT TO FILL THE SKIES OVER WASHINGTON D.C. COMMEMORATING 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WORLD WAR II

  Sept. 9, 2020 (DALLAS) – On Sept. 25, 2020, approximately 70 vintage aircraft will take to the skies over Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The Arsenal of Democracy (AOD) Flyover will feature historically sequenced … Continue reading

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Pilot Culture Modifies A Procedure, Leading To A Mishap

by Tony Fernando Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue At 10:45 am on April 13, 2018, a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor started its takeoff roll at NAS Fallon in Nevada. NAS Fallon … Continue reading

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CAF’s Rescue of the B-29 Superfortress “FiFi”

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue The B-29 Superfortress known today as “FiFi” was built by Boeing-Renton and delivered to the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) on July 31, 1945. Having come off the assembly line shortly … Continue reading

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Why we fly them, and how we make them fly?

by Sean Elliott Vice President, Advocacy and Safety Experimental Aircraft Association Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue EDITOR’S NOTE: On October 2, 2019, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress owned by the Collings Foundation crashed at Bradley International Airport … Continue reading

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