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Things On Your Airplane That Flop In The Breeze

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue An experienced Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) recently observed that a common thread he saw among applicants was that some were not properly recovering from stalls or unusual attitudes. … Continue reading

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Remember To Change Your Mailing Address

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue If you are moving, be sure to change your mailing address with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and of course with us at Midwest Flyer Magazine. As a … Continue reading

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MNDOT Office of Aeronautics Promotes Flying In Minnesota At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue OSHKOSH, WIS. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation Office of Aeronautics staff met with pilots, aircraft owners, airport managers, aviation business owners and other aviation officials at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 to … Continue reading

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Proper Use of CHECKLISTS = Safety & Professionalism

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 The results of a study by K. M. Megha, and E.E. Bowen of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, found that approximately “…70% of all approach and landing accidents were caused by omission of checklists, … Continue reading

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The Lowdown On Flying Down Low

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 General Aviation (GA) flying is so much fun that people will fly hundreds of miles just to have lunch and enjoy the freedom of flight. Breaking the bonds of gravity, to an extent, … Continue reading

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Understanding Grant Assurances

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue The value of an airport is appreciated by and impacted by its users, whether transient or based at the airport. Proper use and … Continue reading

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Sharing The Airport… Operations At Non-Towered Airports

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue Each year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, I’m reminded as to just how many ways there are to take flight. For those of us who regularly … Continue reading

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The Preservation & Promotion of Our Nation’s Airports

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager for Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy Great Lakes/AOPA Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue            As a pilot, you learn to expect certain things. One of those expectations is finding … Continue reading

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AOPA’s Game Plan For Bringing Down The Cost of Flying

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue Any good coach knows the best teams are made up of a strong offense and defense, and that’s exactly how AOPA continues to succeed at … Continue reading

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The Great Lakes Region Gets A New Regional Flight Surgeon While Basic Med Increases In Popularity

by Dr. Bill Blank, M.D. Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue When I last checked, over 35,000 airmen had availed themselves of “Basic Med.” In addition, Mayo Clinic physicians now perform Basic Med exams. In fact, the Mayo … Continue reading

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