Tag Archives: Dean Zakos

Demon Ice

by Dean Zakos © Dean Zakos 2021. All Rights Reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2022/January 2023 Digital Issue I always wanted to fly. I liked the satisfaction of rising up and meeting challenges. I thrived on being presented … Continue reading

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A Path in the Air

by Dean Zakos, S.J.A. © Dean Zakos 2020 All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine October/November 2022 Digital Issue 1945 was a good year. It was autumn, but the leaves were still weeks away from curling brown and crisp. … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Triangle

by Dean Zakos © Dean Zakos 2022. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue In my years of flying, I never thought much about ghosts or the supernatural. Something in August 1980 assuredly changed my … Continue reading

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Morning Mission

by Dean Zakos © Dean Zakos 2022 All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue I am sitting uncomfortably in my F4U-1 Corsair, “Dee-Light,” canopy back, waiting for the signal to start engines. I am a … Continue reading

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Letter To The Editor From Joe Allen

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue Letter To The Editor: Dean Zakos’ story “Pancake Breakfast” (April/May 2022 issue) was one of the best written general aviation “slice-of-life” stories I have read. What is disheartening to me is … Continue reading

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Pancake Breakfast

by Dean Zakos © Dean Zakos 2022. All Rights Reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue I am alone in a corner of the lounge at the FBO. From my window seat overlooking the runway, I can … 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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