Archives: Dec 2019/Jan 2020

Indiana Seaplane Splash-In Nails Goal of Advocacy

by Mike Marturello Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue The weather was supposed to be stormy, but it turned out to be sunny and warm, and a bit windy for the 17th Annual Indiana Seaplane Pilots Association … Continue reading

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Piper Aircraft Apprenticeship Program Offers Chance To Earn While Learning

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue VERO BEACH, FLA. – Piper Aircraft has announced that its first group of apprentices has begun their two-year program. The first nine apprentices, who started work in August 2019, are shadowing … Continue reading

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Piper Announces New M600 SLS… First GA Aircraft To Be Standard Equipped With HALO™ Safety System & Autoland Capability

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue VERO BEACH, FLA. – Piper Aircraft has announced the next generation M Series aircraft – the M600 SLS, standard equipped with the new HALOTM Safety System – enhancing safety for one … Continue reading

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State Aeronautics Directors Meet For The Betterment of The Industry

88th Annual NASAO Convention & Trade Show Held In St. Paul by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – The fall season started on a strong note for the National Association of State … Continue reading

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Amelia Earhart’s Personal Photographer, Albert Bresnik

by Don Winkler Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue It was the opening day at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 1992 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. That meant lots of airplanes and large crowds of people from all over the world. … Continue reading

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The STIHL National Championship Air Races At Pylon 4

by Jay Olson Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 The Genesis Decades have passed since I sat in the lobby of Thunderbird Aviation at Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and listened to flight instructors gush … Continue reading

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The Purest Form of Human Flying

by Yasmina Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue In addition to its delicious culinary offerings, Lima, Perú is known for surfing and paragliding off the cliffs in Miraflores (a trendy and touristic neighborhooad). Paragliding is very … Continue reading

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What You Can Do To Preserve Your Public-Use Airport

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager / Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/Januiary 2020 As 2020 begins anew, we celebrate the fact that general aviation (GA) is alive … Continue reading

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Make it count

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be.” Sometimes I cringe when I hear that, … Continue reading

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16th Annual Flying Cloud Air Tour

by Kristie Derendinger Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue A rainy week cleared on Saturday morning, September 14th; perfect timing for 30 aircraft from Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) and surrounding airports to gather in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, … Continue reading

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