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New Solar Array Scheduled For Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, Springfield, Illinois

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine October/November 2022 Digital Issue The Springfield (Illinois) Airport Authority held a groundbreaking ceremony July 14, 2022, for the construction of a $5.6 million solar array project. The 2.88-megawatt system will be comprised … Continue reading

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A Bright Spot On The Prairie

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue Sometime if you find yourself over the seemingly endless flatlands of Kansas and about halfway between Wichita and Tucumcari, you might look down and notice the town of … Continue reading

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A Good Place To Stretch Your Legs

by Jim Bildilli © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2022 Online Issue Whether you fly or drive, Goodland, Kansas is a good place to stop for the night, grab a bite or just get … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Cold War History

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – December 2021/January 2022 Online Issue About half-way across Kansas, if you’re VFR and following I-70 or the old National Road (U.S. 40), you’ll eventually come across the town of Russell, Kansas. … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport Dedicates New Stellar Aviation Facility

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – On October 15, 2020, airport officials and community leaders dedicated Stellar Aviation Group’s newly completed General Aviation complex at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport … Continue reading

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Midwest LSA Expo Mt. Vernon-Outland Airport (KMVN) Mt. Vernon, Illinois

by Jim Bildilli Photos by Chris Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue If you attended the Midwest Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) Expo at Mt. Vernon-Outland Airport (MVN) in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, September 10-12, 2020, … Continue reading

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Local Pilots Promote STEM In Springfield

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue About two years ago, four pilots at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Illinois, had the unique opportunity to promote a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math … Continue reading

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AirTAP – Minnesota’s “One Stop Shop”

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue Whether you are a full or part-time airport operator or manager, the state of Minnesota has created a program that can furnish resources to help answer questions and provide … Continue reading

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North Dakota Aviation Commission Receives National Award

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission has received the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) “Aviation Education Program Award” for its 2018 Flight Training Assistance Program (FTAP). FTAP … Continue reading

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Hey, Where’s The Tower?

by Jim Bildilli The concept of “remote control” has been around for years. We’ve used it for communications, flying hobby aircraft and for changing our TV channels. More recently, remote control has been used for piloting drones in missions as … Continue reading

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