Tag Archives: Pilots

The Ins and Outs of an AWOS System

by Nate Sievert Airport Operations Program Administrator – MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue Airports around the world provide pilots – and the general public – with current weather and climatology information to … Continue reading

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Tracking Your Medical Application

by Dr. Bill Blank, MD © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue Until recently, it was difficult to track your medical application. It required a call to Oklahoma City or your Regional … Continue reading

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Biking Around San Antonio

by Yasmina Platt Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue Even though biking has, traditionally, been one of the most unsafe activities I’ve engaged in, I still love it and practice it often. I do enjoy a good … Continue reading

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How A Father & Son Flew 100 Hours Together During The COVID Shutdown

by Phil & Mark Peterson Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue We wanted to fly during the pandemic, but not stay overnight at any one location, so we enrolled in the “Fly Wisconsin Airport Passport Program.” You … Continue reading

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A Bright Spot On The Prairie

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue Sometime if you find yourself over the seemingly endless flatlands of Kansas and about halfway between Wichita and Tucumcari, you might look down and notice the town of … Continue reading

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Rudder, Aileron or Both?

by Richard Morey © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue My introduction to flying was unconventional. As previously mentioned in prior articles, I grew up in an aviation family, handling the controls … Continue reading

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Engine Upgrades, Rag Bags & Clones

by Pete Schoeninger © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue Q) My 1976 Cessna 182P with a 230 hp Continental 0-470 engine needs an overhaul. My mechanic is suggesting I consider a … Continue reading

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AOPA’s Rusty Pilots Seminars

by Bob Worthington © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue As the U.S. pilot population slipped a decade into the 21st century, the leaders of the Aircraft Owners Pilots Association (AOPA) decided … Continue reading

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A Flying Family’s Legacy Lives On

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue When Phil Bales retired as chief pilot for Northwestern Mutual life insurance company, his contribution to the aviation community in Wisconsin was just beginning. Phil and his wife, Wanda, herself having … Continue reading

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Expecting the Unexpected: Beating the “Startle Effect”

by Richard Morey Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue The FAA is particularly good at identifying accident trends and developing Safety Team training to address the underlying issues. Lately, the “Startle Effect” has received a great deal … Continue reading

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