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Training I Hope I Never Need To Use But Glad I Experienced

by Yasmina Soria Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue I recently participated in Survival Systems USA’s Aviation Survival and Egress Training (ASET) 3 course in Groton, Connecticut, where we learned how to survive an unsuccessful water landing. … Continue reading

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First-Ever Robotics Aerial Drone Competition For Middle & High School Students

by Chelsea J. Bladow Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue There’s a new buzz growing around the state of Minnesota and the nation. The buzz in this case is not the sound coming from the small drones being … Continue reading

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Fond Farewell

From Kathy Vesely Assistant Director, MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue In the year 2000, already 22 years into my MnDOT career, I applied for a transfer to the Airport Development Section (ADS) of the Aeronautics … Continue reading

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Minnesota Airport Directory in ForeFlight

by Jim McCanney Aviation Representative MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue MnDOT creates a “Minnesota Airport Directory and Travel Guide” every year. Our goal is to provide the public with some general aviation information … Continue reading

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Where are you based?

by Rick Braunig Manager of Aviation Safety & Enforcement MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue A few years back the FAA started a new program to track where aircraft are based. The FAA made … Continue reading

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A Discussion of Take Off

by Rick Braunig Manager of Aviation Safety & Enforcement MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue I hire pilots for our office and one of my favorite questions is: How do you know you have … Continue reading

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Meet Teresa Klein

Airport Land Program Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue In October 2019, Teresa Klein joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA), as the Airport Land Program Manager. Klein is … Continue reading

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Pardon Our Dust: Annual Airport Construction Update

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue Between planning, design and construction, airport projects often take several years to make it from inception to ribbon cutting. In 2019, we celebrated the completion … Continue reading

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Grassroots Advocacy Takes Dedication, Education & Passion

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager / Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association www.aopa.org Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue Grassroots advocacy. What do you think that means? One might picture walking door … Continue reading

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Giving “George” A Break

Automation is a powerful tool by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue We all know him, some of us even fly regularly with him. The go-to guy on long cross-country flights, the … Continue reading

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