Tag Archives: Pilots

EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2021 TO HIGHLIGHT U.S. AIR FORCE SPECIAL OPERATIONS

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (January 26, 2021) — The aircraft and personnel of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) will be among the highlighted programs at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021, which is July 26-August 1 at … Continue reading

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Bourke Elected President of IAC

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 OSHKOSH, WIS. – Jim Bourke of Corvallis, Oregon, has been elected president of the International Aerobatic Club (IAC), a division of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), which is dedicated to the safety … Continue reading

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Aircraft Spruce Midwest Store Now Open Saturdays

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 WEST CHICAGO, ILL. – Aircraft Spruce Midwest in West Chicago, Illinois, is now open on Saturdays for will-call business from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT. The store is located near the … Continue reading

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Aeronautics & Astronautics Contributors Honored At FAI Awards Ceremony 2020

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 Lausanne, Switzerland – On December 2, 2020, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) – the World Air Sports Federation – honored the greatest contributions to aeronautics and astronautics. A total of 44 women … Continue reading

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NGPA Announces New Directors & Officers

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 ST. LOUIS PARK, MINN. – The National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) has announced its new board of directors and officers following its annual meeting in late October 2020. New directors include Ryan … Continue reading

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Minnesota Pilots Association Welcomes New & Returning Board Members

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 MAPLE GROVE, MINN. – The Minnesota Pilots Association has reelected current board members, Steve Thibault and Patrick Halligan, and elected new board member, Grant Wallace, to its board of directors. Randy Corfman … Continue reading

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Statewide Automated Weather Observation Systems: Weather Services Available To Pilots & Non-Pilots Alike

by Michael Hartell Navigation Systems Supervisor MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 I started learning how to fly back in 1981–82. One of the things I remember most was trying to understand weather. I … Continue reading

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What’s a hangar for, anyway?

by Tim Jarvis MnDOT – Aeronautics Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 When asked recently to write about hangar usage, I immediately thought back to my manager days at a local FBO in the early 2000s. Even then, … Continue reading

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Flying Up In The “Big Sky”

by Yasmina Platt Copyright 2021.  All rights reserved! Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2020 In addition to flying over Glacier National Park (GNP) last summer, I also had a chance to fly around a good portion of northwest … Continue reading

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The fear factor… Public perceptions about safety are our business

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 Pre-Coronavirus, global air travel was at an all-time high. Between 8,000 and 20,000 aircraft could be flying at any given moment. In the United States … Continue reading

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