Archives: Columns

The Ins and Outs of an AWOS System

by Nate Sievert Airport Operations Program Administrator – MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue Airports around the world provide pilots – and the general public – with current weather and climatology information to … Continue reading

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Tracking Your Medical Application

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue Until recently, it was difficult to track your medical application. It required a call to Oklahoma City or your Regional … Continue reading

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Biking Around San Antonio

by Yasmina Platt Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue Even though biking has, traditionally, been one of the most unsafe activities I’ve engaged in, I still love it and practice it often. I do enjoy a good … Continue reading

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A Bright Spot On The Prairie

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue Sometime if you find yourself over the seemingly endless flatlands of Kansas and about halfway between Wichita and Tucumcari, you might look down and notice the town of … Continue reading

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Time Flys, and So Do Families

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue In 1978 when Peggy and I started Wisconsin Flyer Magazine, which evolved to become Midwest Flyer Magazine in 1980, we met a lot of wonderful people, also operating … Continue reading

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Rudder, Aileron or Both?

by Richard Morey © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue My introduction to flying was unconventional. As previously mentioned in prior articles, I grew up in an aviation family, handling the controls … Continue reading

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Change is in the air at MnDOT Aeronautics

(Really, a lot has changed.) by Ryan Gaug Interim Director, MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue If you are a regular customer or partner of MnDOT’s Office of Aeronautics, then you are likely already aware … Continue reading

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Engine Upgrades, Rag Bags & Clones

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue Q) My 1976 Cessna 182P with a 230 hp Continental 0-470 engine needs an overhaul. My mechanic is suggesting I consider a … Continue reading

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AOPA’s Rusty Pilots Seminars

by Bob Worthington © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue As the U.S. pilot population slipped a decade into the 21st century, the leaders of the Aircraft Owners Pilots Association (AOPA) decided … Continue reading

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The best of times for general aviation!

by AOPA President Mark Baker Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue It’s hard to fathom where much of the United States was in 2020, and even just last year. Quite frankly, I’d rather not go there. I’m … Continue reading

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