Archives: Midwest Seaplane Pilot

A Seaplane Flight To Churchill

by Alan Lindquist Published In Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue It’s been 10 years since my wife, Barbara Wiley, talked me into accompanying her in her Cessna 172XP amphibious floatplane to Churchill, Manitoba. Our friend, Garith, who flies a … Continue reading

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Me, A Seaplane Pilot? Just Do It!

by Woody Minar Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue There are many reasons to get your seaplane pilot certificate: get it in lieu of a normal flight review; challenge yourself by leaving your comfort zone to do something … Continue reading

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What’s the Risk?

by Rachel Obermoller MnDOT Pilot Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue What do Swiss cheese, bowties, and trapping have in common? When it comes to aviation, there’s a whole set of tools which use these three seemingly disparate … Continue reading

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After 31 Years, Wreckage of Missing Float Plane Found

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue For the second time in September 2018, the wreckage of a long-lost float plane has been found in British Columbia without it being the object of a current search. In June … Continue reading

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16th Annual Indiana Seaplane Splash-In A Success!

by Randy Strebig Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue The 16th Annual Indiana Seaplane Pilots Association Splash-In at Pokagon State Park in Angola, Indiana, was held September 22-23, 2018. Once again, the event had a 100% safety … Continue reading

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Floatplane Pilot Tells of His Alaskan Adventure At Private Potluck Fly-In

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue VERONA, WIS. – Each year, retired Dane County Deputy, Tom Kretchman of Verona, Wisconsin, opens up his private airport – Sugar Ridge Airport (WS62) – to the community for a potluck dinner. … Continue reading

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U.S. Airways Pilot Makes Successful Landing At Madden’s

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue Under the leadership of Steve Guetter, President of the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA), the organization’s annual safety seminar and fly-in, May 18-20, 2018 at Madden’s Resort on Gull … Continue reading

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Seaplane Flying In The Great Lakes Region

by Steve Smith Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue At the intersection of the 45 North latitude line and the 85 West longitude line is an area that is perfectly suited for seaplane flying. The area is surrounded … Continue reading

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Minnesota Seaplane Safety Seminar & Fly-In

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue This edition of “Midwest Seaplane Pilot” is dedicated to the “Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association Annual Safety Seminar & Fly-In” to be held May 18-20, 2018 at Madden’s Resort in Brainerd, Minnesota. Madden’s … Continue reading

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No Limits Seaplane Flying Club Starts Up In Missouri

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue This spring, “Flying Fish” at St. Charles County Smart Field (KSET) in Portage Des Sioux, Missouri near St. Charles, is making seaplane flying more affordable and accessible with its new Progressive Aerodyne … Continue reading

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