Archives: Dialogue

Airports, Horses & The CAP

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue Before you start reading this issue, I want to clarify that we are NOT Horse&Rider magazine https://horseandrider.com/, although I have a daughter who would probably wish we were. … Continue reading

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Working One-On-One With Your Favorite Mechanic

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2023/January 2024 Digital Issue I’ve always been a believer in working one-on-one with my aircraft mechanic when doing our annual inspection. I’m there if my mechanic has a question, I can … Continue reading

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The Aviation Community Is Up & At ‘Em!

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine October/November 2023 Digital Issue Of all the industries I have been involved with over the years for business and pleasure, the general aviation community has been the most active when it comes … Continue reading

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Ray Rubin, Creator of the Canadian Caravan for Pilots

(October 4, 1931 – July 11, 2023) by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2023 Digital Issue It was the winter of 1988 when businessman, Ray Rubin, of Eagle River, Wisconsin, saw a copy of Midwest Flyer Magazine … Continue reading

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Should Your Fly-In Have A Rain Date?

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2023 Digital Issue I recently planned to attend a fly-in, but weather was a factor. Visibility was good, but the ceilings were 800 overcast, and it was raining. I would have … Continue reading

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First Elvis, Then Lear… Jets To Be Restored

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2023 Digital Issue We often hear of small, classic and vintage aircraft being restored, as well as warbird aircraft, but seldom corporate jets. But when names like “Elvis Presley” and “Bill … Continue reading

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Scholarships & Opportunities Galore!

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2023 Digital Issue I have never seen so many scholarships and opportunities for young people and adults to get into aviation careers than there are today. The problem isn’t finding a … Continue reading

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A College Degree Is No Longer Required For Many Top-Paying Jobs In Aviation

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2022/January 2023 Digital Issue Let me preface this editorial by stating that I believe in higher education, but I question when students go into debt to pay for ridiculously high college … Continue reading

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Contributions By An Aviation Great Deserve Recognition

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine October/November 2022 Digital Issue Former EAA President and Chairman, Tom Poberezny, 75, passed away the morning of July 25, 2022, the opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, an event he chaired … Continue reading

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Time Flys, and So Do Families

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue In 1978 when Peggy and I started Wisconsin Flyer Magazine, which evolved to become Midwest Flyer Magazine in 1980, we met a lot of wonderful people, also operating … Continue reading

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