Tag Archives: airplane

What to do? What to do? Where should I fly to?

by Jim Hanson Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue As I write this article, I am manning my empty office at Albert Lea (MN) Municipal Airport (KAEL) on July 4, … Continue reading

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The Sun Shines Bright On Runway 27

by Pete Schoeninger Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 Q: Why do airport engineers layout a runway to align perfectly with a setting sun? Recently (September 15th) I was landing at … Continue reading

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One Size Instruction May Not Fit All

by Harold Green Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January issue In recent years, flight instruction has become more and more guided by the goal of producing pilots prepared and motivated to move … 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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AOPA President Livestreams To Members During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue FREDERICK, MD – Realizing that his members may be wondering what they can or cannot do during the current Coronavirus Pandemic, and what the future holds for general aviation, AOPA President and … Continue reading

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Ways To Beat The High Cost of Replacement Parts & Avoid Mistakes In Buying A Used Airplane

by Pete Schoeninger Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue Q: What changes have you seen in the used airplane market since the Coronavirus Pandemic hit the U.S? A: As I write this (mid-April 2020), it is too early … Continue reading

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Never Stop Getting Better

by Dean Zakos Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue I just want to keep improving, to keep getting better.” – Anonymous Scenario: You are level at 3,500 feet. With you in the cockpit are a good friend (a … Continue reading

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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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