Archives: Flying & Flight Experiences

Accelerated Aviation Instruction Moves To Owatonna

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue After years of steady growth, Accelerated Aviation Instruction (AAI) has moved their operation from Albert Lea Municipal Airport (KAEL) in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Owatonna Degner Regional Airport (KOWA) in Owatonna, Minnesota. … Continue reading

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Accelerated Flight Training – Is it for you?

by Jim Hanson Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue I like to fish, and I fly to Canada often. There are so many great lodges in Canada, but my favorite is “Webber’s Lodges” at North Knife Lake, Manitoba. … Continue reading

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A Rusty Pilot No More!

by Ken Anderson Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue I recently took 11 hours of dual instruction and some ground school to knock the rust off this rusty pilot. I flew back in the ‘80s when I … Continue reading

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Find Your Strength…

by Marta Micinski Dolan Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 My flying adventure began on a random morning two years ago when, at the end of my rope and desperate for entertainment for my two small children, I took … Continue reading

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Quotes & Quips From The Right Seat

by Woody Minar Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 No matter what kind of pilot you are, “communications” is key to getting things right and receiving the right answer to a question that’s been asked. As a Designated Pilot … Continue reading

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Transition Training from Fixed-Wing to Rotary-Wing

by Yasmina Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 I recently added “Rotorcraft – Helicopter” to my green plastic certificate and I quickly learned that science is what gets helicopters in the air, but art is what keeps them … Continue reading

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When Things Go Wrong…

by Woody Minar Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 In my 16 years and 8,000 flight hours, I’ve had more than my share of things go wrong in at least a dozen airplanes; on average, about one every 200 … Continue reading

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Getting Back Into The Saddle Following An Accident

by Gus Hawkins Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue The days and weeks after an aircraft accident can be very stressful. Following my accident on May 2, 2009, involving of my experimental amphibious seaplane, I lost my medical, … Continue reading

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Smart Phone Found After Being Dropped From Aircraft

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 As Brian Petersburg of Decorah, Iowa, was flying his Flight Design CTLS from Iowa to Wisconsin last fall to pick up a friend, he decided to take a video of the Upper Iowa … Continue reading

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A GA Pilot’s Perspective On Flying The Space Shuttle

by Jim Hanson Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – Aug/Sept 2016 In the June/July 2016 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I shared my experience flying a King Air 200 to Cape Canaveral, simulating a space shuttle landing on the 15,000 … Continue reading

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