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Do Tailwheel-Trained Pilots Make Better Tri-Cycle Gear Pilots?

by John Chmiel A pilot writes, “a very prominent flight instructor used to comment to me while getting proficiency training in my Cessna 182, that he could tell that I had “tailwheel” experience because I knew how to land an airplane … Continue reading

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NOTAM: Aviation Education Canceled May 21, 2011

by Dr. Patrick Mattson Professor Emeritus St. Cloud State University-Aviation (1986-2010) A NOTAM, an acronym for “Notice to Airmen,” is submitted to aviation authorities to alert interested persons of any hazards to aviation enroute or at a specific location. On November … Continue reading

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Student Starts & Pilot Retention

by Jim Hanson EDITOR’S NOTE: Flight instructor, fixed base operator and airport manager, Jim Hanson of Albert Lea, Minnesota, responded to the article “What We Can & Cannot Do To Increase Our Pilot Numbers” (Midwest Flyer Magazine, February/March 2011) prior … Continue reading

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