Archives: Aug/Sept 2011

Letter From Jack Textor

Dave: I very much enjoyed Ed’s (Leineweber) story on Bill Rewey. Bill is a fantastic fellow, giving me my first ride in a Pietenpol. I have about two years to go to finish (building) mine. I would like to share … Continue reading

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Letter From Dirk Ellis

Dave: Thanks for the great article in Midwest Flyer Magazine (on Tanis Aircraft Products establishing an office at Flying Cloud Airport in the Twin Cities). What made it even more fun for us was that Midwest Flyer Magazine is the … Continue reading

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Letter From Rusty Bogue

Dave: Please take a minute to look at my website www.bestinflight.us. I have moved to my hometown in a small rural setting in southern Illinois. We set out a year and a half ago to grow our local pilot population so … Continue reading

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MATA Meets With Metropolitan Airports Commissioners

BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – Members of the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association, including the organization’s board of directors, met with several members of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) at Signature Flight Support at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) in Bloomington, Minn. MAC … Continue reading

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Restad Joins Weber Aviation Insurance

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. – Christa Restad has joined Weber Aviation Insurance as an account executive at the company’s Eden Prairie, Minnesota office. Restad has been involved in the aviation industry since moving from the Iron Range to the Twin Cities … Continue reading

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Rotax 912 Series Engine Operation & Maintenance Concerns: An Interview With Brian Meyerhofer of Leading Edge Air Foils

by Ed Leineweber For longtime Lycoming and Continental aircraft engine flyers like me, one of the most surprising stories to come out of the Sport Pilot/Light Sport Aircraft movement is the dominance of Rotax engines in factory-built Special Light Sport … Continue reading

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Taking A Long, Strait Look At Wisconsin’s Airports

At the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics (WisDOT BOA), Mary Strait will be the first to admit she can’t tell you all the details of improvements planned at your airport. Your airport’s BOA project manager can do a … Continue reading

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This Just In: The New Wisconsin Airport Directory & Pilot’s Guide

by Jeffery Taylor – WisDOT Aviation Consultant The 2011-2012 Wisconsin Airport Directory and Pilot’s Guide has arrived from the printer. Beyond updating information at each of the 133 airports open to the public in Wisconsin, this edition includes many changes … Continue reading

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Your Freedom To Fly

Pilots must remember to be thorough and responsible from preflight planning to tie-down for the day. MTRs  * VFR pilots must take particular notice of where they are flying when simply flying for the fun of it. It is possible … Continue reading

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Why Not Adopt Your Airport??

by Christopher Roy, Director Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics The Mn/DOT Office of Aeronautics has a program for airports and their communities called “Adopt-An-Airport.” Any public-use airport in Minnesota is eligible to participate in the program. It provides a means … Continue reading

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