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Outagamie County Regional Airport Dedicates Wisconsin’s Newest GA Terminal

by Dave Weiman Officials at Outagamie County Regional Airport in Appleton, Wisconsin, the county board, and the business community, were on hand October 15, 2013 to dedicate the grand-opening of a new $3.6 million general aviation terminal. The original general … Continue reading

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Merrill Holds Ribbon Cutting For Airport Improvements

MERRILL, WIS. – The City of Merrill, Wisconsin, the Merrill Airport Commission and Merrill Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony July 23 for the extensive ($4 million) improvements to the Merrill Municipal Airport. Invited guests, the media and … Continue reading

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Fixed Base Operations Combine Forces To Meet Immediate & Future Aviation Needs of North Dakota

by Dave Weiman WILLISTON, N.D. – Aviation has not seen such a surge in activity in the Midwest since the “oil boom” in North Dakota started over the past decade, and Sloulin Field International Airport (KISN) in Williston, North Dakota … Continue reading

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Charting A Course To Accommodate North Dakota Aviation Growth

by Stephanie Ward Growth. It’s something every airport strives to achieve. It can be measured in a number of ways: the total number of operations, the number of based aircraft, the gallons of fuel sold, the number of hours flown, … Continue reading

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Heavy Bomber Weekend Lands In Madison

by Greg Reigel The week of  July 26, 2013, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Aluminum Overcast flew into Madison, Wisconsin (KMSN) to give the general public the opportunity to see – and for some, experience – an aircraft that contributed … Continue reading

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Getting Seaplanes South For Winter Training!

by Woody Minar The weather has turned cold in the Midwest, and the snow is threatening, so it’s time for Brian Schanche’s Adventure Seaplanes operation at Surfside Seaplane Base (8Y4) in Lino Lakes, Minnesota, to head south to Florida for … Continue reading

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Cross-Country To AOPA’s Final Summit

by Dave Weiman Whenever the AOPA Aviation Summit is held east of the Rockies, I like to fly our 1976 Cessna 182 Skylane there myself, rather than go on the airlines. Time-wise, Peggy and I did well flying to this … Continue reading

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One On One With AOPA’s New President & CEO, Mark Baker

by Dave Weiman I had the opportunity to interview newly appointed AOPA President Mark Baker at his request. He wanted Midwest Flyer Magazine readers to get to know him, and he sought the aviation press as a major way to do … Continue reading

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