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Live Global Traffic Streaming Now Available With ForeFlight

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue ForeFlight, in partnership with FlightAware, is now providing live global traffic streaming for all customers with its new Internet Traffic feature. Internet Traffic is tied to the same Traffic map layer used to … Continue reading

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AOPA Cancels September Fly-In In Rochester, New York

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue As the country anticipated the re-opening of most activities following the early COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, AOPA has worked hard to maintain the viability of its Rochester, New York fly-in, September 11-12, 2020, … Continue reading

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Uncertainty Surrounding Coronavirus Forces Cancellation of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2020

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue OSHKOSH, WIS. – The continuing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizers of the world’s largest fly-in convention, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, to cancel its 2020 event at Wittman Regional Airport in … Continue reading

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Antique Airplane Association Founder & President, Robert Leo Taylor

July 2, 1924 – June 20, 2020 Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2002 issue Ottumwa, Iowa – Robert (Bob) L. Taylor, 95, founder and president of the Antique Airplane Association (AAA), and cofounder and chairman of the Airpower Museum … Continue reading

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Warbird & Airline Pilot, Randall Lee Sohn

February 1, 1934 – April 1, 2020 Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue The pilot who helped fly the B-29 bomber, later known throughout the world as “FiFi” from Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California to Harlingen, … Continue reading

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CAF’s Rescue of the B-29 Superfortress “FiFi”

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue The B-29 Superfortress known today as “FiFi” was built by Boeing-Renton and delivered to the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) on July 31, 1945. Having come off the assembly line shortly … Continue reading

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Aerospace Industry Mourns Passing of Rudy Frasca

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue URBANA, ILL. – The international aerospace community is mourning the passing of aviation icon, Rudy Frasca, 89, who created the “Frasca” flight simulator.” Frasca passed away May 11, 2020 of natural causes. … Continue reading

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Accelerated Aviation Instruction Moves To Owatonna

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue After years of steady growth, Accelerated Aviation Instruction (AAI) has moved their operation from Albert Lea Municipal Airport (KAEL) in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Owatonna Degner Regional Airport (KOWA) in Owatonna, Minnesota. … Continue reading

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Concurrent use and land release: risks, rewards, and what you should know

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue Small airports across Minnesota are often looking for new ways to cover their costs. One alternative revenue source might be right on the airport’s property—in the form of excess or underutilized land. … Continue reading

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Isle Airport Receives New Lease On Life

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue The Isle, Minnesota airport IS NOT closing! On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, the Isle City Council voted to enforce the air-easement to clear the tall trees off the south end of the … Continue reading

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