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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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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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NASAO Conference, AOPA Fly-In, NBAA-BACE & State Legislative Matters

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager / Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue In the last two months, I have been crossing the United States attending various events and conferences … Continue reading

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Our Saving Grace… A legacy for tomorrow’s pilots

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 I’ve been a pilot for more years than I’d care to count, and in that time I’ve been privileged to meet some of the most … Continue reading

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The Pilot / ATC Partnership

by Marc Epner Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue While aviation safety is ultimately the responsibility of the Pilot-In-Command (PIC), most would agree that it is the result of effectively working with available resources to produce the … Continue reading

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Life Elevated® – Not Just Utah’s Tourism Tag Line

by Yasmina Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue You may have noticed that the Beehive State, Utah, is pushing a strong tourism campaign. They have good reasons to. The state has sooo much to offer; they … Continue reading

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FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE OF AVGAS Phillips 66 & Afton Chemical Team Up To Tackle Piston Aviation’s Biggest Challenge

by Ed Leineweber Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue For decades, Phillips 66 and Ethyl Corporation have been doing their part to provide the highest quality 100LL aviation gasoline to the piston aviation industry. Phillips 66 and … Continue reading

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