Tag Archives: Pilots

The Importance of Accurate Runway Condition Reporting To Winter Flying!

by Rick Braunig Manager, Aviation Safety & Enforcement MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 As I’m writing this article, the first snowfalls of the season are coming down and I’ve only started my snow blower for practice. … Continue reading

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Spread Your Wings You earned your pilot certificate — now what?

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue AMERICAN AUTHOR MARK TWAIN ONCE SAID, “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than by the ones … Continue reading

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No NOTAM does not mean no hazard!

by Kelly Akhund Aviation Representative/Pilot, MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue Pilots Rely On NOTAMs Runway closures, navaid outages, contaminated surfaces, poor braking action; these are all potential hazards that could affect the safety at an … Continue reading

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The Minnesota Airports Conference, AirVenture & NOTAMS

by Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue Spring is here and we are working hard to prepare to participate in a number of outstanding aviation events for the spring-summer season. Here are … Continue reading

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What’s the Risk?

by Rachel Obermoller MnDOT Pilot Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue What do Swiss cheese, bowties, and trapping have in common? When it comes to aviation, there’s a whole set of tools which use these three seemingly disparate … Continue reading

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AOPA Air Safety Institute Releases Newest Accident Case Study

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI) released another episode in its popular Accident Case Study video series. The latest video details the plight of … Continue reading

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The Lowdown On Flying Down Low

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 General Aviation (GA) flying is so much fun that people will fly hundreds of miles just to have lunch and enjoy the freedom of flight. Breaking the bonds of gravity, to an extent, … Continue reading

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Professional Aviation Education Programs In Wisconsin

by Meredith Alt WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue It is an exciting time to start planning a career in aviation, as the aviation industry expects an extraordinary demand for aviation-related jobs over the … Continue reading

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More Than 637,000 New Opportunities!

by Dan McDowell Published in Flyer – October/November 2017 issue Updated Forecasts On July 24th, 2017, the Boeing Aircraft Company released their updated forecast for 2017-2036, predicting the needs for the aviation industry, more specifically, the commercial airline industry. According … Continue reading

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FBO Consolidation Disrupting General Aviation

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue In this age of technology and disruption, retailers are constantly finding new ways to improve consumer shopping experiences. From apps that compare prices, to delivery … Continue reading

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