Archives: All Features

A Rusty Pilot No More!

by Ken Anderson Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue I recently took 11 hours of dual instruction and some ground school to knock the rust off this rusty pilot. I flew back in the ‘80s when I … Continue reading

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Passing On The Passion

by Doug Garin Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue So, there we were, three senior pilots standing around the little t-hangar in Alexandria, Minnesota on a Saturday morning. Listening to the occasional rumble of the air-cooled, four-cylinder … Continue reading

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Keeping The Champ Alive!

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue Known by some as “The Stoughton Champ,” for the many years the 1946 Aeronca 7AC Champ (N84614) has been based at Matson Airport (2WI6) in Stoughton, Wisconsin, providing an economical means … Continue reading

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16th Annual Indiana Seaplane Splash-In A Success!

by Randy Strebig Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue The 16th Annual Indiana Seaplane Pilots Association Splash-In at Pokagon State Park in Angola, Indiana, was held September 22-23, 2018. Once again, the event had a 100% safety … Continue reading

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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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