Tag Archives: Flying

A Flight To End Polio

Photos republished with permission © 2020, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue If you ask Peter Teahen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, why he is flying a single-engine airplane around the world, he will … Continue reading

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A Time-Based Perspective On Flight Training

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue Normally it is good to keep personal observations out of this column. However, with 60-plus years of perspective, the start may provide a reference point for what is happening … Continue reading

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Starting Them Out Right!

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue Unless you have skis on your airplane, you are probably ready for spring as much as I am. Not only are we welcoming the warmer weather and look forward … Continue reading

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The Importance of Accurate Runway Condition Reporting To Winter Flying!

by Rick Braunig Manager, Aviation Safety & Enforcement MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 As I’m writing this article, the first snowfalls of the season are coming down and I’ve only started my snow blower for practice. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Welcomes “Above the Clouds” – An Organization Devoted to Inspiring Underserved Young People Through the Wonder of Flight

by Meredith Alt WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue A line of volunteers holding signs and ringing cowbells cheered the newest arriving teenager at the entrance to Morey Field in Middleton, Wisconsin, on July … Continue reading

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Beyond Airspace – Flying Around Lima, Perú

by Yasmina Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue After a few work trips to Lima, Perú, I was asked to temporarily relocate there. You may already know from my other articles that I do not like to … Continue reading

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Look Out For Non-Standard Traffic Patterns

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue The fundamentals of the standard traffic pattern are something every pilot learns early on in their flight training. Just as roads provide a safe and … Continue reading

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The Minnesota Airports Conference, AirVenture & NOTAMS

by Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue Spring is here and we are working hard to prepare to participate in a number of outstanding aviation events for the spring-summer season. Here are … Continue reading

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Me, A Seaplane Pilot? Just Do It!

by Woody Minar Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue There are many reasons to get your seaplane pilot certificate: get it in lieu of a normal flight review; challenge yourself by leaving your comfort zone to do something … Continue reading

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What’s the Risk?

by Rachel Obermoller MnDOT Pilot Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue What do Swiss cheese, bowties, and trapping have in common? When it comes to aviation, there’s a whole set of tools which use these three seemingly disparate … Continue reading

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