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How A Father & Son Flew 100 Hours Together During The COVID Shutdown

by Phil & Mark Peterson Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue We wanted to fly during the pandemic, but not stay overnight at any one location, so we enrolled in the “Fly Wisconsin Airport Passport Program.” You … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Triangle

by Dean Zakos © Dean Zakos 2022. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue In my years of flying, I never thought much about ghosts or the supernatural. Something in August 1980 assuredly changed my … Continue reading

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Morning Mission

by Dean Zakos © Dean Zakos 2022 All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue I am sitting uncomfortably in my F4U-1 Corsair, “Dee-Light,” canopy back, waiting for the signal to start engines. I am a … Continue reading

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The Genesis For Schweiss Doors Began On A Dance Floor Four Decades Ago!

by Pat Schmidt Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue Everybody seems to ask me how Schweiss Doors got started. It was 1980 at a wedding dance,” said company founder, Mike Schweiss. “I still remember that night at … Continue reading

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Predicting the future

by Rick Braunig Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue. Every once in a while, I feel like I can see into the future and then I think about predictions that failed to materialize like the Small Aircraft … Continue reading

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He Flew For Elvis & Now They Fly With You!

by Dave Weiman Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2022 Online Issue If you are fortunate to own a corporate jet, airliner, or warbird, chances are you realize the economics – and sometimes the need – to “repair,” rather than … Continue reading

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Economic Impact Analysis For Airports: A Primer On Measuring The Economic Contributions of Airports

by Aaron Gruen, Debra Jeans, and Andrew Ratchford Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2022 Online Iissue PURPOSE OF ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS The common purpose of any economic impact analysis is to quantify the total impact of a change in … Continue reading

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The Challenge Was On!

Spot Landing Contest At Milwaukee Timmerman Airport Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – December 2021/January 2022 Online Issue by Dave Weiman It’s not often I get to participate in the aviation events I promote and cover for Midwest Flyer Magazine. … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Cold War History

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – December 2021/January 2022 Online Issue About half-way across Kansas, if you’re VFR and following I-70 or the old National Road (U.S. 40), you’ll eventually come across the town of Russell, Kansas. … Continue reading

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Exploring Extraordinary Career Paths In Aviation With Minnesota Aviation Career Education Camp

by Katrina Mittelstadt Chairperson, Minnesota ACE Camp Board of Directors Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine Online October/November 2021 Issue Career exploration in high school is one of the most critical points in a young person’s life that often sparks a … Continue reading

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