Tag Archives: airplane

A Surprise On The Missed Approach

by Capt. Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue When doing instrument flight training in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC), one can never know what to expect. I have in previous columns emphasized the importance of being … Continue reading

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When To Pickle My Engine & Am I In A Pickle Without ADS-B?

by Pete Schoeninger Published In Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue Q: How often and how long should I I fly my Beech Sport (150 hp Lycoming engine) in the winter before considering engine preservative action? A: Lycoming S/L L180B … Continue reading

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Back To “By The Numbers Basics” & Autopilot Interface

by Capt. Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 In previous issues of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I have been emphasizing keeping current on the gauges for the day the autopilot does crazy things or just plainly … Continue reading

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PLBs & Satellite Messengers – Are They Worth Buying?

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue Q: My friend, a medical doctor, strongly urges me to carry a personal locator beacon (PLB) or satellite messenger – even when flying day VFR – in the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Welcomes “Above the Clouds” – An Organization Devoted to Inspiring Underserved Young People Through the Wonder of Flight

by Meredith Alt WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue A line of volunteers holding signs and ringing cowbells cheered the newest arriving teenager at the entrance to Morey Field in Middleton, Wisconsin, on July … Continue reading

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How To Avoid Prop Damage On A Gravel Airstrip & What To Do If You Are Missing An Airframe Maintenance Logbook

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue Q: What trends do you see in used airplane values? A: As I see it, I think the market is fairly strong, led by airplanes commonly used for training, … Continue reading

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Single Pilot IFR

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue Those pilots who hold an instrument rating and fly in the United States are some of the most privileged people on the face of the earth. They can climb … Continue reading

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Basic Airplane Control Is A Good Thing!

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue A disproportionate number of loss-of-control accidents happen while turning from base to final caused by a stall spin accident. Typically, this is the result of overshooting the final approach … Continue reading

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The Common-Sense Approach Checklist

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue The question often arises, “What about an instrument approach checklist?” In this issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I will address some of my thoughts on this topic. … Continue reading

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Start A Club, Win An Airplane!

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association At the risk of repeating myself, let me say I’m a big fan of flying clubs. In my mind there’s just no better way to fly affordably and … Continue reading

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