Archives: December 2018/January 2019

AirCamp Success At Chicago-Rockford International Airport

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue ROCKFORD, ILL. – When it was announced that the Blackhawk Council of Boy Scouts of America was holding an “AirCamp” at Chicago – Rockford International Airport, September 28-30, 2018, and they … Continue reading

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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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Drone Racing Comes To School

by Zackary Nicklin Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue Imagine shrinking yourself small enough to sit atop a six-inch drone and racing along at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour through an obstacle laden course. … Continue reading

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The Lady Behind The Voice of the Red Baron Stearman Squadron Margaret Mae (Fitch) Van Kempen

May 1, 1925 – September 10, 2018 Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue ALEXANDRIA, MINN. – Margaret Mae (Fitch) Van Kempen was born on May 1, 1925, in a farmhouse in Wood Lake, Minnesota to Gertrude (Sanders) … Continue reading

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Passing On The Passion

by Doug Garin Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue So, there we were, three senior pilots standing around the little t-hangar in Alexandria, Minnesota on a Saturday morning. Listening to the occasional rumble of the air-cooled, four-cylinder … Continue reading

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Plan To Be An ACE

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue Students in the 10th through 12th grades have an opportunity to experience more aviation than they probably thought exists. They can do that by attending one of the 2019 Aviation Careers … Continue reading

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Return of the Frosty Days

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue Fall, winter and spring are all beautiful seasons in their own unique way. Many people look forward to one or more of them each year. Fall, for instance, has its beautiful … Continue reading

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Why do you fly?

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue What if someone walked up to you today as you completed your preflight inspection and asked, “Why do you fly?” What would your response be? You feel there is time pressure … Continue reading

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Minimum Standards Are Important!

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue In my previous column, I addressed “Grant Assurances,” what they are, what they do, and why we need them. This time I … Continue reading

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Know Before You Go!

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), along with five additional major aviation associations, jointly released the “Know Before You Go” best business practices. The joint release lays … Continue reading

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