Archives: Columns

VFR Into IMC

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue I recently received a text message from a friend, who found a Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six he wanted me to … Continue reading

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Portable Radios, Carb Heat, Backseat Drivers & More!

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue Q: What do you hear about the current airplane market? A: My spies ALL tell me the market is still strong, especially … Continue reading

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Bringing Clearance Delivery Into The 21st Century

by Kyle Sullivan Airport Coordinator MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – June/July 2021 Online Issue For pilots – whether seasoned or novice – receiving an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) clearance is not a new concept. The … Continue reading

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The Importance of Airport Tenant & Local Pilot Associations

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager Airports & State Advocacy • Great Lakes RegionAircraft Owners & Pilots Association www.aopa.org Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue A basic ingredient of any successful airport community, for both the pilot and … Continue reading

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Airport Lodging

by Yasmina Platt Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue Traveling during a pandemic has proven to be risky and, therefore, undesirable for many. RV travel trends have increased because people are not … Continue reading

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Bringing Clearance Delivery Into The 21st Century

by Kyle Sullivan Airport Coordinator MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue For pilots – whether seasoned or novice – receiving an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) clearance is not a new concept. The delivery … Continue reading

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Airport Maintenance From A Pilot’s Perspective

by Chris Meyer MnDOT-Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue As pilots, we have a lot to think about when preparing for a flight. In fact, we’re legally obligated. The Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) regarding Preflight Action … Continue reading

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Large-Scale Airport Solar Facilities Gaining In Popularity

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/June 2021 Online Issue The remarkable growth of the solar industry witnessed in the last decade continues to show no sign of slowing down. Fueled by decreasing costs … Continue reading

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Spring is in the air

by Mark Baker AOPA President and CE Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue Spring, what a wonderful season and metaphor for where we all are in the pandemic. There are thousands of clichés about things blooming, opening … Continue reading

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DUIs & Certification

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue Recently I have had a couple of applicants with more than one DUI (Driving Under the Influence) violation. Had they handled … Continue reading

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