Tag Archives: Flying

AOPA’s Game Plan For Bringing Down The Cost of Flying

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue Any good coach knows the best teams are made up of a strong offense and defense, and that’s exactly how AOPA continues to succeed at … Continue reading

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Find Your Strength…

by Marta Micinski Dolan Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 My flying adventure began on a random morning two years ago when, at the end of my rope and desperate for entertainment for my two small children, I took … Continue reading

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FAA Views On Slow Flight & Stall Training

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue The FAA, in its infinitesimal wisdom, has seen fit to once again issue an edict intended to affect training and, in their opinion, increase safety. This latest action is … Continue reading

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When The Violent Winds Come

Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 Every spring brings about changes in the landscape, the weather, and even in people. The warmth of the strong and the increased number of daylight hours are welcomed … Continue reading

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The Well-Grounded Pilot

by Harold Green Virtually every student pilot has asked, “Why do I have to learn ground reference maneuvers?” The other day, while staring out the window as my student attempted to turn a lopsided ellipse into a circle with a … Continue reading

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Why Is “George” So Popular With Pilots?

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman In between issues, I am always thinking about topics to write in my column for the next issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine. Some of our best topics come from our readers who are experiencing difficulties … Continue reading

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A Seaplane Pilot At Work: Combining Conservation With Seaplane Flying

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative – MnDOT Aeronautics Photos by Walt Rhodes, USFWS How many different jobs can you name for a seaplane pilot? Most pilots could probably call up a few things a working seaplane pilot might do: charter, … Continue reading

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Make The Most of Your Membership!

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association AOPA members know a lot about their association. But most of them have no idea just how many ways they can put their membership to work. If you’re … Continue reading

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Can you afford not to?

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association This week I received a letter from a pilot who told me that he was joining AOPA because he wants to do his part to support our efforts … Continue reading

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Flight Testing & Transition Training… Getting Familiar With Our “Newest” Aeronautical Treasures

by Ed Leineweber So many airplanes; so little time!”  That’s my motto. Maybe it’s just a bad case of Hyper Airplane Acquisition Disorder (HAAD). If so, I have given up on achieving a cure. I really enjoy finding, learning about, … Continue reading

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