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Benefits of Community Engagement In Partnership With Drones and Geospatial Technologies

by Stephen Sorenson Geospatial Intelligence Analysis Instructor Northland Community and Technical College Co-Principal Investigator – UAS and GIT Integration Into Technical Education National Science Foundation ATE Program Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue Currently, Northland Community and Technical … Continue reading

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Meet Erin Kube

Airport Land Program Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue In April 2019, Erin Kube joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) as the “Airport Land Program Manager.” Erin is … Continue reading

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Look Out For Non-Standard Traffic Patterns

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue The fundamentals of the standard traffic pattern are something every pilot learns early on in their flight training. Just as roads provide a safe and … Continue reading

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Minnesota To Host NASAO & AAAE Conferences

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue September is almost here and we are excited to host the annual national convention of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO). … Continue reading

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New & Important Laws For GA In The Great Lakes Region

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager / Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes / Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue There are some new and important laws that have been signed into … Continue reading

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A Family Affair

Oshkosh Brings Aviation Together by Mark Baker AOPA President and CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue For one week in mid-summer, Wisconsin’s Wittman Regional Airport boasts the world’s greatest aviation celebration as nearly 10,000 aircraft and a … Continue reading

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There Are Things You Can Only See From The Air… Perú’s Nazca Lines!

by Yasmina Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue Aircraft are great traveling machines, but they are also fantastic platforms for sightseeing. I recently found the best place for aerial sightseeing – the Nazca (often spelled “Nasca”) Lines … Continue reading

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What To Say If Your Best Friend Bought A Dog of An Airplane

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue The Misunderstood Master Switch Q: I rode along with a pilot friend and his avionics technician while they were doing some inflight checking of avionics. I was horrified as … Continue reading

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How Cool Are You?

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – August/September 2019 issue Ever wonder how some folks remain calm when all those around them are in a panic? The old joke says, “If you are calm, when everyone else around … Continue reading

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Safety Versus Convenience Plus Complacency!

by Michael J. (Mick) Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – August/September 2019 issue When we think about flying, whether IFR or VFR, we must always consider the part “human factors” play in every flight. In the Bonanza/Baron training program … Continue reading

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