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Flying For Hire Is More Than Just Having A Commercial Pilot Certificate

by Pete Schoeninger Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – April/May 2021 issue Q: I want to start giving limited seaplane rides for hire from the lake where I have a house and keep my floatplane … Continue reading

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Are you a pilot or an appliance operator?

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – print and online April/May 2021 issue In my previous column entitled “Are you a child of the Magenta,” I wrote about the deterioration of … Continue reading

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SAMARITAN’S PURSE DC-8 TO BE DISPLAYED AT EAA AIRVENTURE 2021

Aircraft part of salute to humanitarian aviation at Oshkosh OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN (February 26, 2021) — The Samaritan’s Purse Douglas DC-8, which has flown medical personnel and other relief workers, as well as tons of food, medicine, and supplies to aid … Continue reading

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EAA’s B-17 ‘Aluminum Overcast’ Begins 2021 National Tour in March

Stops in Florida and Georgia kick off spring/summer tour EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (March 10, 2021) — The Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 bomber Aluminum Overcast will return to a full national tour in 2021 after being sidelined for … Continue reading

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Pilot Donates Airplane To Save Lives

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 CANTON, MASS. – 83-year-old, retired police captain, Joe Michallyszyn, spent 50 years looking down on Massachusetts from his airplane. When he soloed in 1973, he was the youngest pilot flying into Beverly … Continue reading

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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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