Tag Archives: Karen Workman

Fly Out/Order In

by Karen Workman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue. Food is always a good reason to fly, but fly-in breakfast season is still a few months away. So now what is our motivation? Food, still, with hundreds … Continue reading

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The Lure of Float Flying

by Karen Workman It was one of those pivotal points in my life. I did not know it that day, or maybe I did, but I would not acknowledge it for many months. My husband and favorite co-pilot, Eric, flew … Continue reading

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Weekend Stay In Grand Style! Hotel Pattee, Perry, Iowa

by Karen Workman I am always up for exploring and so is my favorite co-pilot, my husband, Eric, who is also a pilot. When I suggested a weekend in Perry, Iowa, he immediately responded with, “Where? Why??” Perry is a map … Continue reading

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Flying For The Money

by Karen Workman Sure, I’ll put together a poker run.” That is what I said to my pilot friends three years ago, at a fall meeting of the Minnesota Ninety Nines while we bounced around ideas for scholarship fundraisers. No … Continue reading

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Puddle Jumper Poker Run

by Karen Workman Yes, there is life after fly-in breakfast season. Don’t tuck in your plane away for the winter quite yet. The Minnesota Chapter of the Ninety Nines is hosting the “Puddle Jumper Poker Run,” Saturday, September 22. Seven … Continue reading

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Earning The Instrument Rating In A Perfect World!

by Karen Workman The advantages of having an “instrument rating” cannot be disputed. The rating adds a huge margin of safety to your flying, and increases the utility of both your pilot certificate and aircraft. A pilot certificate gives you … Continue reading

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Success by Chance!

True story of how to create an aviation business, backwards. by Karen Workman How do you start a successful aviation sightseeing business? According to John Justad, owner of Lake Country Air Service in Hackensack, Minnesota, it just kind of happens. … Continue reading

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