Archives: All Features

From The Frying Pan, Into The Fire: PFAS/PFOS Concerns For Airport Operators

by Brad Maurer, JD, CPCU Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue Airports have long been concerned about environmental quality. Ever since we have understood the impact of fuel and degreasing solvent releases to the ground and the groundwater, … Continue reading

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Wedding In Eleuthera

by Yasmina Soria Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue When one of our old friends announced he would get married in the Bahamas in February of 2020, my husband and I immediately said we would fly GA … Continue reading

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Why we fly them, and how we make them fly?

by Sean Elliott Vice President, Advocacy and Safety Experimental Aircraft Association Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue EDITOR’S NOTE: On October 2, 2019, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress owned by the Collings Foundation crashed at Bradley International Airport … Continue reading

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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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