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Me, A Seaplane Pilot? Just Do It!

by Woody Minar Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue There are many reasons to get your seaplane pilot certificate: get it in lieu of a normal flight review; challenge yourself by leaving your comfort zone to do something … Continue reading

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Basic Airplane Control Is A Good Thing!

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue A disproportionate number of loss-of-control accidents happen while turning from base to final caused by a stall spin accident. Typically, this is the result of overshooting the final approach … Continue reading

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The Common-Sense Approach Checklist

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue The question often arises, “What about an instrument approach checklist?” In this issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I will address some of my thoughts on this topic. … Continue reading

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Realizing One’s Dreams of Flight Against All Odds

by Brandon Stevens Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue I’d be lying if I said I dreamt of becoming a pilot as a child. Truth is, I had very limited exposure to anything that flew. I wanted to … Continue reading

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EAA joins other leading GA organizations in criticizing proposal EAA AVIATION CENTER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin – (June 21, 2018) – Today, six associations representing the general aviation industry issued a statement strongly opposing the Trump Administration for including in its government … 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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Questions Answered About the Role & Qualifications of Safety Pilots

by Greg Reigel Attorney At Law © February 2015. All rights reserved. If you are an instrument rated pilot, you know that you have to be “current” in order to legally exercise the privileges of the instrument rating as pilot … Continue reading

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Letter from Aarsvold

Dear Dave: It is true that we all play a part in runway incursions. Hopefully, we can all play a part in avoiding them. At non-tower controlled airports, I have observed a common habit of many pilots. I, too, was … Continue reading

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Learn & Earn Your Way To Becoming A Better Pilot

AOPA’s Air Safety Institute Offers Valuable Rewards With The Fun of Learning FREDERICK, Md. – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Foundation’s (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI) today launched the “Earn & Learn Safety Challenge,” an innovative new program that … Continue reading

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As this new year begins…

December was filled with ice and snow, and we had extremely cold temperatures until mid-January. And now we are well into January and the temperatures seem…well, normal. It truly is all relative. Despite that, it is still a great time … Continue reading

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