Archives: Flying & Flight Experiences

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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GA Pilot Lands GA Aircraft At Cape Canaveral

by Jim Hanson I recently had the opportunity to do something REALLY different–and REALLY fun in aviation! A national association of pilots (the name cannot be revealed because by their codebook; they seek no publicity) is made up of  “aviators … Continue reading

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