Archives: Columns

You’re Doing WHAT? – Part 1 of 2

by Woody Minar Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue There’s a common theme among pilots – we love to fly and we have a desire to improve our skills regardless of our experience or certificate level. After all, … Continue reading

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Air Traffic Control & You!

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue Sometimes the role of Air Traffic Control (ATC) seems to be confused on the part of general aviation pilots. Either we give them too many God-like attributes, or pilots … Continue reading

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READER FEEDBACK For Harold Green June/July 2018 Article

Mr. Green: I read your column rejecting the idea of a rounded base turn VFR traffic pattern (Pattern Ops Revisited by Harold Green, Midwest Flyer Magazine, June/July 2018). Initially, I was also skeptical of the benefits of adopting such a … Continue reading

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Single Pilot Resource Management (SRM)… The Plan and The Pilot

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue In my column in the June/July 2018 issue, the title was “Single Pilot Resource Management” (SRM), which is a big topic. Included in that article was a … Continue reading

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If ATC Asks You to Call After You Land, Do You Have to Make That Call?

by Greg Reigel, AAL Copyright 2018. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue The short answer to that question is “no.” But before you decide to ignore ATC’s request, you should give it some thoughtful consideration. … Continue reading

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Latest ATC Spinoff Proposal Meets Continued Heavy Opposition From GA Groups

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue Pilots, aircraft owners, corporate flight departments, aircraft manufacturers and fixed base operators who are members of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA), National Business … Continue reading

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Drone Restrictions In Federal Wilderness Areas

by Jonathan Beck UAS Instructor Northland Community & Technical College NSF ATE DroneTECH Principal Investigator Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue I was recently asked the question, “What are the restrictions for flying drones in federal wilderness areas?” … Continue reading

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Going LOTO for Safety

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue Wherever you go, when you meet people who are pilots or aircraft technicians, their passion for many things, if not all things aviation, is readily evident. It is what most often makes … Continue reading

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Aviation: The Competitive Advantage

BA + GA = WIN for the City Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue Business Aviation (BA) is an extremely important part of the General Aviation (GA) industry. Studies have shown for years that companies that use aircraft … Continue reading

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Celebrating The 50th Anniversary of The Minnesota Aviation Maintenance Technician Conference

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue As you have read in recent Aeronautics Technical Bulletins, we in the Minnesota Office of Aeronautics are celebrating 75 years of partnerships with … Continue reading

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