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Aviation Photojournalist Don Winkler Remembered

March 30, 1931 – October 20, 2023 by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2023 Digital Issue Father, husband, friend, pilot and aviation photojournalist, Donald (Don) P. Winkler, 92, of Madison, Wisconsin, passed away at his home October … Continue reading

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What’s NASAO?

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2023 Digital Issue Many of us are familiar with the acronyms AOPA, EAA, NBAA, GAMA and several others, but there’s also an aviation organization called the National Association of State Aviation … Continue reading

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Midwest LSA Expo 2023

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2023 Digital Issue MT. VERNON, ILL. – September 7-9, 2023, marked the fifteenth anniversary of the Midwest LSA Expo. The Expo is an annual event held at Mt. Vernon Municipal Airport … Continue reading

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Indiana Seaplane Pilots Association Celebrates 21st Anniversary With Splash-In & Wedding

by Randy Strebig President, Indiana Seaplane Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2023 Digital Issue OUTSTANDING!! Might be the ultimate summary in a single word to describe the 21st Annual Indiana Seaplane Pilots Association Splash-In, September 23-24, 2023, … Continue reading

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Brodhead Hosts Annual Pietenpol Fly-In

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine October/November 2023 Digital Issue I’ve been a member of “Cheeseland” Chapter 431 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in Brodhead, Wisconsin (C37), since 1980, when I bought a 1946 Cessna 140. With so many homebuilt … Continue reading

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AOPA Aviation Foundation Gathering & Breakfast @ Oshkosh 2023

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine October/November 2023 Digital Issue Something I looked forward to attending this year at EAA AirVenture-Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was the AOPA Foundation supporter appreciation “gathering,” held at “The Waters” on Lake Winnebago, … Continue reading

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Figure It Out

by Diane Earhart © Copyright 2023. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine October/November 2023 Digital Issue Checklists are good. You should use them. But what do you do when something happens for which there is no checklist? What … Continue reading

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Light Sport Envelope Expansion Proposed At Last

by Jim Moore, AOPA Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine October/November 2023 Digital Issue The FAA released a long-awaited rulemaking proposal to do away with light sport aircraft weight limits and other restrictions on pilots who fly them, though sport pilots … Continue reading

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Reuniting With Old Friends At EAA

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine October/November 2023 Digital Issue OSHKOSH, WIS. – Whether it is at Camp Scholler, in the exhibit buildings or on the grounds, it was nice to meet up with old friends at EAA … Continue reading

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Friday Lunch At Iola Is Pure Pilot Camaraderie!

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine October/November 2023 Digital Issue Wouldn’t you know it… the one day I had to miss flying to Iola, Wisconsin for lunch, they were serving my favorite – fried chicken and mash potatoes. … Continue reading

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