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An Unexpected Career Path Leads To A World of Possibilities: A Conversation With Aviation Maintenance Technology Student, Noah Anderson

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue   Northland: Where are you originally from? Noah: I am from East Grand Forks (Minnesota) originally. I went to Sacred Heart School in East Grand Forks, and after graduation, I attended Northland’s … Continue reading

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IA Mechanic Refresher Seminar

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue Early registration is now open for the annual Wisconsin Department of Transportation Mechanics Refresher and Inspection Authorization (IA) Renewal Seminar. The seminar is scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the Holiday … Continue reading

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Meet Corbin Montgomery

Airport Engineering Specialist Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue Corbin Montgomery joined the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) in November 2019. As an airport engineering specialist, Corbin is responsible for managing projects at nine … Continue reading

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Automated Weather Reporting

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue Weather information plays a crucial role during flight planning and in flight. From your local TV meteorologist, to airport-specific observations and forecasts, weather information can … Continue reading

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The Importance of Accurate Runway Condition Reporting To Winter Flying!

by Rick Braunig Manager, Aviation Safety & Enforcement MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 As I’m writing this article, the first snowfalls of the season are coming down and I’ve only started my snow blower for practice. … Continue reading

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Minnesota Airports – Contributing To The State’s Economy The Minnesota Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study

by Julie Carr Aviation Planner MNDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue In 2019, the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Office of Aeronautics conducted a study of the annual economic impacts generated by 126 of Minnesota’s … Continue reading

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Birthplace of Aviation… An Air Trail Around Ohio

by Yasmina Soria Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue Ohio, the “Birthplace of Aviation,” has been home to countless aviation inventions, the birthplace of many pioneering aviators, the cradle of the aviation industry, and the location of … Continue reading

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We Must Be Proactive!

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager for Government Affairs and Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes / AOPA Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue      In the Airports and State Advocacy Department of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association … Continue reading

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Spread Your Wings You earned your pilot certificate — now what?

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue AMERICAN AUTHOR MARK TWAIN ONCE SAID, “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than by the ones … Continue reading

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Now Is The Time To Plan Summer Flying Trips & A Mountain Destination May Not Be Out of The Question

by Bob Worthington www.BobWorthingtonWriter.com Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue This time of the year, my wife and I – relaxing in front of our cozy fireplace, a U.S. map on our coffee table – would plan fun … Continue reading

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