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Preparation For Summer Flying Activities

by Jay Hietpas Assistant Director of Aeronautics With summer finally here, we can all look forward to the beautiful days that are the validation for why many people live here. The beauty that is in Minnesota seems boundless, and the … Continue reading

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Mr. Pietenpol: Bill Rewey Famed Aircamper Homebuilder Turns A Page

by Ed Leineweber Maybe you noticed the ad on the bulletin board of your local airport: For Sale ’94 Pietenpol Aircamper NX17WR. Whether you realized it or not, if you saw that ad, you were looking at a small piece … Continue reading

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Airport Construction Update

by Jeffery Taylor WisDOT Aviation Consultant It will be another busy construction season this summer at Wisconsin airports. The WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics has over $113 million worth of airport improvement projects scheduled, using a combination of federal, state and … Continue reading

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Summer At Last!

With summer here, what better time is there to learn about flying, aircraft maintenance, airport operations and the vast array of aviation industry career fields? What better time is there to improve your flying proficiency or even upgrade your pilot … Continue reading

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Summertime Is Flying Time!

by Rod Hightower President/CEO Experimental Aircraft Association After the winter and spring we had in the Midwest over the last six or seven months, there’s a tremendous amount of pent-up energy to get our aircraft into the air. We’re now … Continue reading

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When bad things happen to good people!

…for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:45 by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. Aviation Medical Examiner Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor Department … Continue reading

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Auto Pilots – Different Types & How They Work!

by Michael Kaufman, CFII When learning to fly in the mid 1960s in a Champ, the word “autopilot” was something you read about in the aviation magazines of that time. My first personal experience was flying a Mooney, which had … Continue reading

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Ask Pete!

by Pete Schoeninger Email your questions Pete.Harriet@gmail.com Q:  A friend mentioned that his six-seat airplane has a “zero fuel weight” of such and such pounds. What is that? A: For structural reasons, the engineers who design airplanes calculate the maximum cabin load … Continue reading

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How Best To Avoid State & Local Violations of Law Affecting Aircraft Operations

by Joseph J. Vacek, J.D. Attorney-At-Law Assistant Professor, Aerospace University of North Dakota Wow, what a perfect spot,” Steve thought to himself as he crisply banked his float-equipped Cessna 182 to reconnoiter his landing spot. “This is going to be … Continue reading

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Is A Corporation Or LLC Right For You And Your Aircraft?

by Gregory J. Reigel © January, 2011 All rights reserved. You have probably read the ads in several of the aviation magazines suggesting that aircraft buyers should “incorporate in Delaware,” etc. Also, quite often an aircraft buyer’s accountant or attorney … Continue reading

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