Archives: Columns

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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Part III What Can We Do Nationally To Recruit & Retain Pilots?

In previous issues of Midwest Flyer Magazine, CFII Jim Hanson began a discussion on “Student Starts & Pilot Retention,” which he wrote prior to the release of findings from research conducted by the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA). Many … Continue reading

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The iPad & ForeFlight, Powerful Tools Inflight & In The Office

by Gustav Ryberg Flight School Manager/Chief Flight Instructor Wisconsin Aviation-Madison I am an indiscriminant pilot. I spend considerable time aloft in a diverse fleet of aircraft. At times I find myself behind brightly lit glass panels where weather, traffic, and systems … Continue reading

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VFR Navigational Situational Awareness Or, You Are The Center of Your Own Universe

by Harold Green, CFII Situational awareness includes many considerations. The issues discussed here are a few of those that seem to be common among both students and certificated pilots. Navigational orientation is our perception of where we are relative to … Continue reading

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Autopilots Part II… My Favorite Autopilots!

by Michael Kaufman, CFII If you have not had the chance to read the article on autopilots in the June/July 2011 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, please do so as this is a continuation of that article (www.midwestflyer.com). Since writing … Continue reading

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The Lighter Side of Depression

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. Aviation Medical Examiner Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine University of Wisconsin – Madison Well, the days are longer, the weather is better and I hope we are all getting over our … Continue reading

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