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Lucy Newell… New Zealand Pilot Working In The Canada Bush

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue While the demand for commercial pilots may be at an all-time high, the Canada fishing lodge company, Wilderness North in Thunder Bay, Ontario, is attracting pilots from as far … Continue reading

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A Flight To Canada… Familiar Surroundings From A Different Perspective!

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue Last year, I wrote an article describing my flight to Ontario, Canada to participate in the annual Canada Fishing Fly-Out to Miminiska Lodge. Accompanying me was an old classmate … Continue reading

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Introducing A Friend To GA With A Special Destination

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue I am convinced that there is no better way to introduce a non-flyer to general aviation than to fly them to some special destination, especially one which is only … Continue reading

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ADS-B Proves Valuable On Canada Trip

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue When I started flying to Canada on fishing trips in 1981, we navigated by dead reckoning, sectional charts, and Automatic Directional Finders (ADFs) using Non-Directional Beacons (NDBs) and … Continue reading

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Touchdown Miminiska!

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 Each year, we get better at flying to Canada and the procedures of flying across the border get easier and easier. Last year, we had our first Cirrus join us, … Continue reading

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Canadian Fishing Fly-Out Attracts Top Gun Pilot

by Dave Weiman What pilot can honestly say that as they push in the throttle of their Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft or Cirrus, and roll down the runway, that they have never thought of the theme music for “Top Gun” (Kenny … Continue reading

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Beluga Whales, White Fox & Polar Bears…. Destination Churchill, Manitoba

by Herb & Mary Zimmers We are not sure how Churchill, Manitoba on the Hudson Bay, got on our bucket list; maybe we have been reading too many National Geographic magazines. At any rate, once on the list, Churchill had … Continue reading

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Canadian Fishing Fly-Outs… Fast-Paced For Some – Relaxing For Others

by Dave Weiman Last year, participants in the “Canadian Fishing Fly-Outs” promoted by Midwest Flyer Magazine, had their choice of two fishing lodges, or they could opt to visit both lodges. The trips resulted in good fishing, wonderful pilot camaraderie, … Continue reading

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On Wheels or Floats, This Canada Flying Fishing Trip Is For You!

Wilderness North is hosting two Canada Flying Fishing Trips For Pilots In 2015 to its “Miminiska Lodge” facilities, located 196 nm north of Thunder Bay, Ontario.  Miminiska Lodge is one of few Canada lodges that have their own airports (CPS5, … Continue reading

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Not Snowbound For Long… Preparations Underway For 2014 Canada Fishing Fly-Out & You Are Welcome To Join Us!

by Dave Weiman Feeling a bit snowbound? Who isn’t. It has been a bitterly cold winter and many of us have been getting more hours shoveling out our hangars, than flight time, but not for long! Soon we will be … Continue reading

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