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Island Hopping, Lake Michigan Style!

by Yasmina Soria Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue One may not always think of Michigan when thinking about “island hopping,” but there are a number of small islands on Lake Michigan with General Aviation (GA) airports. … Continue reading

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Flying On Floats Makes For Flying Fun!

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue & June 1981 issue EDITOR’S NOTE: I first published this article in the June 1981 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, which describes my experience in getting a “seaplane rating.” … Continue reading

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A Positive Look At GA

Letter to the city finance director of Wayne, Nebraska. From Jim Hanson Corporate Pilot & Manager of Albert Lea Municipal Airport Albert Lea, Minnesota Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue Dear Sir: In addition to being the manager of … Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s New Aviation-Specific Mechanic’s Lien Law

by Russell Klingaman Attorney at Law Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue In May 2014, I gave a presentation to the General Session at the annual Wisconsin Aviation Conference about a legal issue of concern to many of … Continue reading

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Altitude Adjustment: Two Wisconsin Pilots Set Their Careers by the Altimeter

by Jim Neidert Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue Two Wisconsin pilots, Tom Ricchio from Iola and Tom Hegy from Hartland, have seen the earth from very different perspectives over their combined 71,000 hours of flying time. Their … Continue reading

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A Flight To End Polio

Photos republished with permission © 2020, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue If you ask Peter Teahen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, why he is flying a single-engine airplane around the world, he will … Continue reading

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Illinois To Update Its Aviation Systems Plan & Economic Impact Report

by Clayton Stambaugh, James Bildilli & Zach DeVeau Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue After nearly 25 years, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has embarked on a project to analyze the current Illinois Aviation System Plan (IASP) … Continue reading

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Rochester International Airport

Meeting The Air Transportation Needs of The Mayo Clinic, Local Pilots & Businesses by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue Some airports have the unique status of including “regional” in their names, thereby serving more than … Continue reading

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Lucy Newell… New Zealand Pilot Working In The Canada Bush

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue While the demand for commercial pilots may be at an all-time high, the Canada fishing lodge company, Wilderness North in Thunder Bay, Ontario, is attracting pilots from as far … Continue reading

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Midwest Talent Made Up The Cast At Price County Fly-In & Airshow

by Brittany Lueth (Nielsen) Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue The Price County Fly-In & Airshow in Phillips, Wisconsin, was another hit with the local community and people visiting Phillips over the Fourth of July weekend. Airshow performers … Continue reading

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