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Live Global Traffic Streaming Now Available With ForeFlight

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue ForeFlight, in partnership with FlightAware, is now providing live global traffic streaming for all customers with its new Internet Traffic feature. Internet Traffic is tied to the same Traffic map layer used to … Continue reading

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From The Frying Pan, Into The Fire: PFAS/PFOS Concerns For Airport Operators

by Brad Maurer, JD, CPCU Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue Airports have long been concerned about environmental quality. Ever since we have understood the impact of fuel and degreasing solvent releases to the ground and the groundwater, … Continue reading

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Antique Airplane Association Founder & President, Robert Leo Taylor

July 2, 1924 – June 20, 2020 Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2002 issue Ottumwa, Iowa – Robert (Bob) L. Taylor, 95, founder and president of the Antique Airplane Association (AAA), and cofounder and chairman of the Airpower Museum … Continue reading

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Warbird & Airline Pilot, Randall Lee Sohn

February 1, 1934 – April 1, 2020 Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue The pilot who helped fly the B-29 bomber, later known throughout the world as “FiFi” from Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California to Harlingen, … Continue reading

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CAF’s Rescue of the B-29 Superfortress “FiFi”

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue The B-29 Superfortress known today as “FiFi” was built by Boeing-Renton and delivered to the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) on July 31, 1945. Having come off the assembly line shortly … Continue reading

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Why we fly them, and how we make them fly?

by Sean Elliott Vice President, Advocacy and Safety Experimental Aircraft Association Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue EDITOR’S NOTE: On October 2, 2019, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress owned by the Collings Foundation crashed at Bradley International Airport … Continue reading

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Big Win For GA Despite COVID-19

by Kyle Lewis Regional Manager Government Affairs & Airport Advocacy / Great Lakes Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association www.aopa.org Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue 2020 changed almost overnight. COVID-19 wreaked havoc on industries and economies throughout the world. … Continue reading

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The more things change

Amid challenges to aviation, resiliency is a constant by Mark Baker AOPA President and CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue The human body is incredibly resilient. With the ability to respond to a variety of changing environments, … Continue reading

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Restore Or Update Or None of the Above?

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue Q: What do you hear about current airplane sale market conditions? A: Airplane salesmen I know tell me that for three weeks or so, the market just froze in … Continue reading

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Landings Can Be Dangerous, But They Do Not Have To Be

by Bob Worthington www.BobWorthingtonWriter.com Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue As I write this column, it is days after the disastrous ending of Pakistan International Airlines Flight #8303. At 2:40 pm on May 22, 2020, an Airbus A320 … Continue reading

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