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EAA HOMEBUILDERS-FOCUSED WEBINAR SERIES BEGINS AUGUST 4

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (July 27, 2020) — A series of Experimental Aircraft Association webinars specifically focused on amateur-built aircraft will become a monthly part of EAA’s popular webinar schedule beginning on August 4. The additional webinars will … Continue reading

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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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Uncertainty Surrounding Coronavirus Forces Cancellation of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2020

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue OSHKOSH, WIS. – The continuing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizers of the world’s largest fly-in convention, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, to cancel its 2020 event at Wittman Regional Airport in … Continue reading

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Dorothy Cochrane To Receive 2020 Katharine Wright Trophy

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue WASHINGTON, DC – The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has selected Dorothy Cochrane, curator at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, to receive the 2020 “Katharine Wright Trophy.” The trophy was established … Continue reading

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Pilot Culture Modifies A Procedure, Leading To A Mishap

by Tony Fernando Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue At 10:45 am on April 13, 2018, a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor started its takeoff roll at NAS Fallon in Nevada. NAS Fallon … Continue reading

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What are PFAS? And is your community prepared?

by Ryan Gaug Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue This past January, just before COVID-19 became widely known and the world would change in ways we could never imagine, I was on a … Continue reading

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Wedding In Eleuthera

by Yasmina Soria Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue When one of our old friends announced he would get married in the Bahamas in February of 2020, my husband and I immediately said we would fly GA … 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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Accelerated Aviation Instruction Moves To Owatonna

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue After years of steady growth, Accelerated Aviation Instruction (AAI) has moved their operation from Albert Lea Municipal Airport (KAEL) in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Owatonna Degner Regional Airport (KOWA) in Owatonna, Minnesota. … Continue reading

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Concurrent use and land release: risks, rewards, and what you should know

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue Small airports across Minnesota are often looking for new ways to cover their costs. One alternative revenue source might be right on the airport’s property—in the form of excess or underutilized land. … Continue reading

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