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Restaurants Near Wisconsin Airports

WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue In the June/July 2020 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, we announced the creation of a new comprehensive list and map of Wisconsin airports with convenient food options, but … Continue reading

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Preparing For The Unexpected

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue Airports and pilots alike take pride in their preparedness for emergency situations. We have our index of checklists and practice them regularly. But what happens … Continue reading

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Minnesota Airport Construction Projects 2020

Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue For public-use airports in Minnesota, the 2020 construction season is going to be busy, with numerous projects continuing in process and planned, in spite of the current … Continue reading

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Pilot Culture Modifies A Procedure, Leading To A Mishap

by Tony Fernando Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue At 10:45 am on April 13, 2018, a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor started its takeoff roll at NAS Fallon in Nevada. NAS Fallon … Continue reading

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What are PFAS? And is your community prepared?

by Ryan Gaug Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue This past January, just before COVID-19 became widely known and the world would change in ways we could never imagine, I was on a … Continue reading

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Big Win For GA Despite COVID-19

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association www.aopa.org Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue 2020 changed almost overnight. COVID-19 wreaked havoc on industries and economies throughout the world. … Continue reading

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The more things change

Amid challenges to aviation, resiliency is a constant by Mark Baker AOPA President and CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue The human body is incredibly resilient. With the ability to respond to a variety of changing environments, … Continue reading

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Restore Or Update Or None of the Above?

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue Q: What do you hear about current airplane sale market conditions? A: Airplane salesmen I know tell me that for three weeks or so, the market just froze in … Continue reading

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Politely Quiet Airports

by Harold Green @August 2020 All rights reserved. Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue Usually this column is devoted to subjects related to piloting techniques with an emphasis on safety. However, in this column the emphasis is on … Continue reading

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Landings Can Be Dangerous, But They Do Not Have To Be

by Bob Worthington www.BobWorthingtonWriter.com Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue As I write this column, it is days after the disastrous ending of Pakistan International Airlines Flight #8303. At 2:40 pm on May 22, 2020, an Airbus A320 … Continue reading

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