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Despite Experience, Senior Pilots Are Charged Higher Insurance Premiums

by Victoria Neuville Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue The saying goes that there are old pilots and bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots. After decades of … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport Dedicates New Stellar Aviation Facility

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – On October 15, 2020, airport officials and community leaders dedicated Stellar Aviation Group’s newly completed General Aviation complex at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport … Continue reading

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Midwest LSA Expo Mt. Vernon-Outland Airport (KMVN) Mt. Vernon, Illinois

by Jim Bildilli Photos by Chris Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue If you attended the Midwest Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) Expo at Mt. Vernon-Outland Airport (MVN) in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, September 10-12, 2020, … Continue reading

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Indiana Seaplane Pilots Association Safely Holds 2020 Splash-In, Despite Pandemic

by Randy Strebig President, Indiana Seaplane Pilots Association Indiana Field Director, Seaplane Pilots Association Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue What an AMAZING weekend. The 18th Annual Indiana Seaplane Pilots … Continue reading

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Texan Makes Solo Flight In A Floatplane To Alaska…. Pure Joy & A Lesson In Pilot Preparedness!

by Ken Wittekiend Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue Skylane N9681 Foxtrot is returning to Medford with an engine problem,” I radioed the tower at Rogue Valley International – Medford … Continue reading

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Going-to-the-Sun Road Skyway

by Yasmina Platt Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue Glacier, Waterton Lakes, Banff, and Jasper National Parks have been on our “to visit” list for a long time. We took … Continue reading

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What to do? What to do? Where should I fly to?

by Jim Hanson Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue As I write this article, I am manning my empty office at Albert Lea (MN) Municipal Airport (KAEL) on July 4, … Continue reading

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Local Pilots Promote STEM In Springfield

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue About two years ago, four pilots at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Illinois, had the unique opportunity to promote a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math … Continue reading

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Artist Focuses On Murals On Aircraft Hangars

by Richard Cross Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue We all use them – hangar doors! Cirrus Flight Operations, Inc., not to be confused with Cirrus Aircraft, would like to introduce Kada Goalen to the aviation community with … Continue reading

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Know the Rules for Safe Ground Vehicle Operations at Airports Information from FAA Advisory Circular 150/5210-20A

by Joe Anderson Minnesota Aeronautics Bulletin – Department of Transportation www.dot.state.mn.us/aero Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue According to FAA Advisory Circular 150/5210-20A, “Each year, accidents, incidents, and runway incursions occur involving aircraft, pedestrians, ground vehicle drivers, and … Continue reading

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