Tag Archives: Flying

“See you soon!” Making the most of our freedom to fly.

by Mark Baker Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue Right about this time, as I am sure many of you do, I take a step back and wonder where my travels will take me over the coming … Continue reading

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GA Stakeholders Urge Passage of Long-Term FAA Reauthorization Bill

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue WASHINGTON, DC – Several general aviation (GA) groups have advised Congress that continued short-term extensions of authorization for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would “challenge the certainty that industry and the … Continue reading

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Moving From Legacy Autopilots

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman © Copyright 2024. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue Over the many decades that I have been flying, there have been many changes made to aircraft, and almost all … Continue reading

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Light Winds, Hot Air, Color, Light, Shapes, Chile, Ohhh Ahhh… Ingredients For Balloon Fiesta!

by Yasmina Platt Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue Balloon Fiesta is a special and colorful event that happens every October in Albuquerque, New Mexico! It’s a time when we convert from flight crew to ground crew … Continue reading

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Nickel & Dime, Or A Long-Term Relationship?

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2024. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue Q) I intend to purchase a Cessna 182, and have been warned about the cost of occasional fuel tank replacements. Can you … Continue reading

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The (mostly) Forgotten Forward Slip

by Richard Morey © Copyright 2024. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue The “forward slip” was once a common and essential skill for pilots. Unlike more modern aircraft, general aviation airplanes of the post … Continue reading

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Runway Texturing – Friction Recovery Treatments Put the Brakes on Runway Low Friction Worries!

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue Skid resistance, in the context of airplane tires coming in contact with runway pavements and the ability to brake safely within a defined distance, is a core safety component at every … Continue reading

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Fall Afternoon

by Dean Zakos © Copyright 2024. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue Where did the time go? I remember clearly my first flight as a student, as it seems it was not that long … Continue reading

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Efforts To Speed Up Certification

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD Senior Aviation Medical Examiner © Copyright 2024. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue The FAA is acutely aware that its certification delays are excessive. It has made efforts on … Continue reading

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“If I can’t walk, I can still fly!”

    A story about the willpower and determination of Peyton Wolter by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue For those of us who have ever had a broken leg, a hip replacement or both, … Continue reading

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