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New Law Begins To Make Meteorological Evaluation Towers More Visible In Minnesota

by Julie Carr Minnesota Department of Transportation Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 Meteorological towers (Met towers) are being built in Minnesota. The towers are used to collect wind data and other weather information, such as … Continue reading

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Go-Around. Ready or Not?

by Joe Anderson Pilot, Minnesota Department of Transportation Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue Do you recall the last time you performed a go-around? Are go-arounds something you practice on a regular basis? Are you … Continue reading

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“A Friendlier World with Air Sports” Theme of International Aviation Art Contest

by Meredith Alt WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue Calling all artists between the ages of 6 and 17: The International Aviation Art Contest is now underway! The Bureau of Aeronautics … Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s Girls in Aviation Day Kicks Off New Aviation App for Girls and Families

by Meredith Alt WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 On Saturday, September 26th, the Zoom attendee count kept climbing as girls, families, and aviators across the state joined Wisconsin’s first-ever statewide “Girls … Continue reading

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Pilot Decision-Making

by Bob Worthington Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 Pilot decision-making is the process of deciding what to do when flying an aircraft. Consider this: 75% of aircraft accidents are caused … Continue reading

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Boundaries of Airport Profit

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 Do you think an airport can make money (be profitable)? Is an … Continue reading

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Turning the Calendar… Thanks for your support in this difficult year

by Mark Baker AOPA President and CEO Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue As we enter December, the final chapter of this tumultuous year, I can’t say I am sad to see it go. With … Continue reading

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The Sun Shines Bright On Runway 27

by Pete Schoeninger Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 Q: Why do airport engineers layout a runway to align perfectly with a setting sun? Recently (September 15th) I was landing at … Continue reading

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Kidney Stones & Flying

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue Kidney stones are particles which are formed in the kidneys. They vary in size from about the size of … Continue reading

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One Size Instruction May Not Fit All

by Harold Green Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January issue In recent years, flight instruction has become more and more guided by the goal of producing pilots prepared and motivated to move … Continue reading

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