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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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Duluth to the Moon

by Sandra Ettestad Founder & President, Duluth Aviation Institute Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue DULUTH, MINN. – Like many great accomplishments, the goal began with one small step that became one giant leap for all mankind. In … Continue reading

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One Kid’s Perspective of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019

by The Kid Reporter! Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue When I walked into the grounds at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year, July 22-28, 2019, I felt a warm breeze. The first thing we did was to observe … Continue reading

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The Sling TSi Makes Impressive Flight To Oshkosh

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue In the 12 months between EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-ins at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, there is a great deal of work and preparation that goes on behind … Continue reading

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Past, Present & Future: Opportunities For Women Aviators of All Ages

by Kristine Reigel Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue Since the earliest days of aviation, women have been involved. From the first female mechanic in 1902, to the Women Airforce Service Pilots(WASP) of World War II, the first … Continue reading

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