Tag Archives: airplane

The “Lark of Duluth” Replica Celebrates Centennial of World’s First Commercial Airliner

DULUTH, MINN. – January 1, 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the world’s first airline, St. Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line. In celebration, the “Lark of Duluth,” the Benoist Type XIV Flying Boat replica of the first airliner, which was built … Continue reading

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High Wind Operations

by Harold Green, CFII One of the many advantages pilots in the Midwest enjoy is an abundance of wind of various strengths and directions not enjoyed in other parts of the country. High wind conditions are a source of both … Continue reading

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Antique Aircraft Restoration Within Everyone’s Reach & Well Worth The Effort!

by Dan Wegmueller It is the little things, like the limited forward view. I won’t be able to see properly until we gather enough speed to lift the tail. Then, there is P-factor. I must remember to compensate with the … Continue reading

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Back to the Future: New Focus for the New Year

by Ed Leineweber A New Year brings the opportunity for new beginnings. So it will be with my regular Midwest Flyer Magazine column, which will henceforth broaden its focus beyond Sport Pilot/Light Sport Aircraft to encompass all of grassroots, recreational flying. … Continue reading

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Ask Pete!

by Pete Schoeninger Email your questions to Pete@Flymilwaukee.com Q: My nine-year-old airplane suffered a major repair after a hangar collapsed on it. Will this affect its value? A: Yes. I recently sold a 10-year-old, low-time Cessna 182, which had the … Continue reading

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Working With ATC, Aircraft Icing & Type Specific Training

by Michael Kaufman I have received an email message from one of our readers with some interesting items I would like to share with you. Fellow pilot, Marty Coddington of Prior Lake, Minnesota, also opened the door for another discussion, which … Continue reading

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Go With The Flow!

by Lt. Col. Nick Modders Safety Officer 130th Composite Squadron USAF Auxiliary/CAP Supplemental Thoughts On Checklists & Their Use Checklists have been a popular aid in aviation since the Army Air Corps’ chief test pilot took off in a B-17 … Continue reading

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Piper Celebrates 75th Anniversary At AirVenture

OSHKOSH, WIS. – To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Piper Aircraft, and the plane that made it famous, Piper is celebrating its history all year long, and focused on EAA AirVenture 2012, July 23-29 in Oshkosh, Wis. Hundreds of Piper … Continue reading

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Non-Competing Operating Procedures For Avionics

by Michael Kaufman If anyone had a new aviation product to introduce to the public, the two places to do it would be at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, or Sun-n-Fun in Lakeland, Florida, depending on the time of year. … Continue reading

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Ask Pete!

by Pete Schoeninger Email your questions to Pete.Harriet@gmail.com Dear Dave: After several hours of flying with an instructor, I successfully completed my flight review, 25 years after my last set of touch and goes. The thrill is back and it … Continue reading

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