Archives: Columns

The Sky Brings The Crops

by Kathryn Brown Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue With the retreat of snow and ice, the Midwest’s empty fields come to life, and as they do, so too do the skies above them. Spray pilots look forward … Continue reading

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Lightning… Take It Seriously!

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue Lightning is a phenomenon that occurs in nature at nearly any time of the year, even in Minnesota. We can expect to see it in the spring and all the way through … Continue reading

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See Us At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh or Your Local Airport

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue We are just weeks away from the opening of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 22-28, 2019. AirVenture is well known as … Continue reading

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Meet Mallory Palmer Environmental Analysis & Review Specialist – WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue In March 2019, Mallory Palmer joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) as an environmental analysis and review specialist. Mallory is responsible for ensuring compliance with state and … Continue reading

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Protecting Airspace In The 21st Century: Making An Airport Manager’s Life Easier With GIS

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue As is the case across the country, most airports in Wisconsin were built during or shortly after World War II. The majority were built in … Continue reading

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Aircraft Ownership & State Taxes

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager / Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes / Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue The cost of aircraft ownership runs much deeper than the upfront purchase cost. … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Club!

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue LIKE MANY NEW PILOTS, I learned to fly in an old reliable—a Cessna 150. And it’s true; you never forget your first love. But after … Continue reading

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A Side Trip From The Famous Grand Canyon

by Yasmina Soria Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue My husband, Jared, and I recently took a trip (a 10-year wedding anniversary trip!) to an area of Arizona’s Grand Canyon we had never been to – Hualapai’s … Continue reading

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Buying & Selling An Airplane & The 100LL Revolution!

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue Q: You said an airplane that is 8 months “out of annual” (defined as more than 12 months since last annual inspection), is worth less than the cost of … Continue reading

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“Turret Tales” Author, Judie Ohm Will Be At Oshkosh 2019

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue Attention all history buffs! You need to meet Judie Ohm at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 22-28, and get a copy of “Turret Tales,” about S/Sgt Doug Ward of Mondovi, … Continue reading

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