Archives: All Features

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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DICK READE

A journey back in time! by Jim Hanson Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue I’ve been flying for 58 years. You might well imagine that I’ve seen a lot of airplanes and met a lot of people. (This … Continue reading

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Gassing Up, Then and Now

by Allen Penticoff Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue Recently, my plane partner and I undertook a fun flight on a beautiful warm Sunday afternoon across southern Wisconsin from our home base in Freeport, Illinois, to dine at … Continue reading

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How To Create A Capital Improvement Program For General Aviation Airports

by Melissa Underwood Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue Developing capital improvement programs (CIP) to guide future investments can seem daunting. Funding sources, priority of needs, airport qualifications, as well as state, federal and local fiscal years, … Continue reading

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State Aeronautics Directors Meet For The Betterment of The Industry

88th Annual NASAO Convention & Trade Show Held In St. Paul by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – The fall season started on a strong note for the National Association of State … Continue reading

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Amelia Earhart’s Personal Photographer, Albert Bresnik

by Don Winkler Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue It was the opening day at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 1992 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. That meant lots of airplanes and large crowds of people from all over the world. … Continue reading

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The STIHL National Championship Air Races At Pylon 4

by Jay Olson Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 The Genesis Decades have passed since I sat in the lobby of Thunderbird Aviation at Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and listened to flight instructors gush … Continue reading

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16th Annual Flying Cloud Air Tour

by Kristie Derendinger Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue A rainy week cleared on Saturday morning, September 14th; perfect timing for 30 aircraft from Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) and surrounding airports to gather in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, … Continue reading

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Fire In The Cockpit

by Chuck Cook Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 Issue This is the story of my inflight fire in the cockpit and crash landing of my 1954 T-28 Trojan, which occurred on August 23, 2018. It is also … Continue reading

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