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The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission – How may we help you?

by Larry Taborsky, Director – North Dakota Aeronautics Commission The snow is melting and the cracks on the airport pavement are more pronounced, so it may be time for some new asphalt. The local airport is in need of more hangars. … Continue reading

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Dick Weeden: Still Making A Difference Sixty Years Later

by Ed Leineweber What does it take to make a difference? Big bucks helps, for sure, but as Brodhead Airport’s Dick Weeden has demonstrated throughout his more than 60 years in aviation, what a guy might lack in money, he … Continue reading

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The Midwest: Backbone of Aviation

by Philip Handleman The transformative dream of flight first blossomed in turn-of-the-century Dayton, a bastion of the Midwest. The bicycle shop operated there by the pair of unheralded brothers was the nexus of the unfolding revolution. Humankind’s eternal yearning to … Continue reading

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Air Race Classic To Launch From Iowa In 2011

by Minnetta Gardinier Fly the perfect daytime, VFR cross country next summer – 2,365 nautical miles, 10 stops, 4 days. You will launch from Iowa City Municipal Airport (IOW) at 0800 on Tuesday, June 21st and complete your adventure after … Continue reading

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Wag-Aero… Kinda Like The Old Hardware Store, But For Airplanes

by Dave Weiman When we bought our 1946 Cessna 140 in 1980, we needed a new tail wheel and springs, and wanted to install air vents in the side windows. Being our first airplane and an antique, we asked fellow … Continue reading

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EAA’s B-17 Shows Striking Contrast In Radio Technology

Story by Jim Karpowitz Photos by Geoff Sobering There are few things that the boss could say to me during a workday that would brighten it more than, “I was supposed to fly in the B-17 tomorrow, but I can’t … Continue reading

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Yes, It’s Real…Red Bull’s Helicopter Does Aerobatics

by Larry E. Nazimek Some TV newscasts have an “Is it real?” segment, where they examine a You Tube video clip of something that appears to be impossible. A helicopter performing aerobatics has been regarded as impossible, but I can … Continue reading

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