Tag Archives: pilot

Moving From Legacy Autopilots

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman © Copyright 2024. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue Over the many decades that I have been flying, there have been many changes made to aircraft, and almost all … Continue reading

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There Was No Rush In Getting His Captain Stripes For This Rush City Flight Instructor

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue RUSH CITY, MINN. – There is something to say about learning to fly in a small, rural community versus a big city. There is very little air traffic … Continue reading

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“If I can’t walk, I can still fly!”

    A story about the willpower and determination of Peyton Wolter by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2024 Digital Issue For those of us who have ever had a broken leg, a hip replacement or both, … Continue reading

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Solar Eclipses: See them, Experience them!

by Yasmina Platt Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2023 Digital Issue The (total) solar eclipse of 2017 was one of those memorable life experiences one remembers forever. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun … Continue reading

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Oshkosh Resident Fred Stadler Becomes First Pilot To Fly 10,000 Kids In EAA Young Eagles Program

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2023 Digital Issue OSHKOSH, WIS. – Fred Stadler, a longtime EAA volunteer both year-round and at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, has become the first pilot to fly 10,000 kids free of charge as part of … Continue reading

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Landing On Ice & Snow-Covered Runways

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2023. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2023 Digital Issue Q) How thick should ice be on a frozen lake before it is safe to land on with my Cessna 172? Are … Continue reading

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Airshow Performer Robert Sidney Hosking

March 27, 1932 — September 3, 2023 Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2023 Digital Issue BOUNTIFUL, UTAH – Robert Sidney Hosking – the talented helicopter pilot of “Otto The Helicopter Clown,” and many other roles, passed away peacefully in … Continue reading

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Quitting While You Are Ahead

by Dean Zakos © Copyright 2023.  All Rights Reserved! (Excerpted from Laughing with the Wind) Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2023 Digital Issue “It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man.” – Scott … Continue reading

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“Passing it On”

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2023 Digital Issue The weather may be getting a little nippy in much of the country and July weather may be a faint memory for most of … Continue reading

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What’s NASAO?

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2023 Digital Issue Many of us are familiar with the acronyms AOPA, EAA, NBAA, GAMA and several others, but there’s also an aviation organization called the National Association of State Aviation … Continue reading

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