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North Dakota Aviation Commission Receives National Award

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission has received the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) “Aviation Education Program Award” for its 2018 Flight Training Assistance Program (FTAP). FTAP … Continue reading

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Gate Guardians

by Jim Hanson Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 We’ve all seen them…airplanes, helicopters, tanks, artillery pieces, and other pieces of military hardware on display at military bases and airfields, VFW and American Legion posts, and museums. Often, … Continue reading

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Tromblay Tool LLC – An Aviation-Focused Machine Shop In The New Golden Age of Small-Quantity Parts Production

by Ed Leineweber Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue Over the last couple of years, I’ve been working on modifications to an existing kit aircraft design and prototyping the changes on a built aircraft. This activity has … Continue reading

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Building & Flying An Airplane In Retirement

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue Bob and Joan Zaleski spent most of their careers working and living in the Chicago area. Bob started flying when he was 17 years old, and flew with … Continue reading

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Flying Salukis Once Again Headed For National Competition After Eighth Straight Region VIII Win

by Pete Rosenbery Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue CARBONDALE, ILL. – The Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) Flying Salukis punched another ticket to the national finals with the team’s eighth straight National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) … Continue reading

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AOPA Makes Major Industry Announcements At Carbondale Fly-In

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue Armed with a nationally acclaimed aviation program, the students and faculty of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, provided the enthusiasm, leadership and energy the Aircraft Owners & … Continue reading

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Drone Summer Camp For High School Teachers & Their Students

Students and educators get hands-on experience with building, flying, and understanding what makes a drone tick. by Thomas Biller Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue Drones are everywhere now! No matter how many airshows we attend, information booths … Continue reading

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Completing Flight Training Back In The USA

by Sharon Thiry Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue EDITOR’S NOTE: Sharon Thiry, 25, of Cadzand, Holland was featured on the cover of the February/March 2018 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine with her 1943 Aeronca L-3 Defender. In … Continue reading

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One Kid’s Perspective – EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018

by The Kid Reporter Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue When I first arrived at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 23-29, 2018 at Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wis., I felt a chill in the air. But the warmth of … Continue reading

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Jet-Powered Yak 110 Woos Crowds At Oshkosh

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue EAA AirVenture Oshkosh never fails to amaze me, especially when it comes to innovations, aircraft modifications and great airshow performances. In the many decades we have been covering airshows, … Continue reading

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