Archives: February/March 2019

Sculptor of EAA’s Compass Hill Statues “Directions” Dies

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue TACOMA, WASH. – Nationally renowned sculptor and painter, Larry Wayne Anderson, 78, of Tacoma, Washington, died October 18, 2018 at his home in Bonney Lake after a long illness. Anderson was best … Continue reading

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Futuristic Inspection & Maintenance Management System Uses Drones & Geospatial Technology At US Bank Stadium

by Jonathan Beck UAS Technology Instructor Northland Community and Technical College Principal Investigator-DroneTECH National Science Foundation ATE Program Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue A first-of-its-kind cutting edge concept and technology received media attention in December 2018, as … Continue reading

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AirTAP – Minnesota’s “One Stop Shop”

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue Whether you are a full or part-time airport operator or manager, the state of Minnesota has created a program that can furnish resources to help answer questions and provide … Continue reading

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The People, Technicians & Pilots Behind Our Navaids

by Dave Weiman Published by Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue As pilots, we fly along, day in and day out, and at night, using a variety of navigational aids (navaids) including Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS); Very High Frequency … Continue reading

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In Our Perfect Sky

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue For many centuries, humankind has longed to touch the sky and fly free and fast like the birds do. It wasn’t until December 17, 1903 that we took that first small step … Continue reading

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Cassette Players, Pay Phones & NDBs

by Rick Braunig Manager, Aviation Safety & Enforcement MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – Febraury/March 2019 issue It’s been a while since I’ve ridden in a car with a cassette player. I know we have a lot more old … Continue reading

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Listen! Are you using the right words correctly?

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue When you fly, do you listen to the aircraft radio when you are approaching or passing over airports? Do you really listen? Or are you busy thinking about the proverbial $100.00 hamburger … Continue reading

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2019 – Another Year of Exciting Aviation Events & Opportunities In Minnesota

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue With the new year well underway, we are looking forward to another year of exciting events and opportunities in aviation around the state. … Continue reading

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Cirrus Aircraft Unveils Generation 2 Vision Jet

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue DULUTH, MINN. & KNOXVILLE, TENN. – Cirrus Aircraft has announced the launch of their next generation Vision JetTM – ‘G2’ – enhancing performance, comfort and safety for the world’s first single-engine Personal … Continue reading

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AOPA Air Safety Institute Releases Newest Accident Case Study

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI) released another episode in its popular Accident Case Study video series. The latest video details the plight of … Continue reading

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