Archives: Destinations

Flying On Floats or Wheels…. Checklists Could Save Your Life!

by Philip Mattison I am a 5,000-plus hour pilot, with commercial, single and multi-engine, instrument, seaplane, skiplane, and instructor ratings. I have logged 1,200-plus hours in my Super Cub on floats, flying north of the Arctic Circle three times, have been … Continue reading

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Not Snowbound For Long… Preparations Underway For 2014 Canada Fishing Fly-Out & You Are Welcome To Join Us!

by Dave Weiman Feeling a bit snowbound? Who isn’t. It has been a bitterly cold winter and many of us have been getting more hours shoveling out our hangars, than flight time, but not for long! Soon we will be … Continue reading

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Cross-Country From The Midwest To The Southwest & West Coast… “If I Can Do It, You Can Too!”

by Mike Johnson With Editorial Assistance from Burgundy Johnson With friends now scattered across the country, and my wife, Burgundy, and I living in the Twin Cities, we decided to make the best use of my dad’s 1979 Rockwell Commander … Continue reading

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The Magic of Aviation In The Fox Cities

Wisconsin is home for many famous aviators, such as EAA’s Paul and Tom Poberezny, astronaut Deke Slayton, and air racing legends Steve Wittman and Bill Brennand, to name but a few. But Wisconsin is also home to aviator, master illusionist … Continue reading

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Doolittle Raiders To Make Final Toast

DAYTON, OHIO – The U.S. Air Force will host the famed Doolittle Tokyo Raiders’ final toast to their fallen comrades during an invitation-only ceremony November 9, 2013 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. On April 18, 1942, … Continue reading

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Aeronautics Commission Honors Two Northern Michigan Aviators, National Cherry Festival Air Show Committee

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. – On September 11, 2013, the Michigan Aeronautics Commission (MAC) presented its Award of Excellence to two longtime northern Michigan aviators and the National Cherry Festival Air Show Committee. Paul Welke, a Beaver Island resident and currently … Continue reading

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Events Across Michigan Highlight Aviation Month

LANSING, MICH. – Citing aviation’s vital role in Michigan’s economy, Gov. Rick Snyder proclaimed September as “Aviation Month In Michigan.” More than a dozen events across the state highlighted aviation’s value during the month. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) … Continue reading

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Wheeling It To Canada’s Lake Country

Midwest Flyer Magazine Makes Seventh Trip To Northern Ontario by Dave Weiman S ome pilots think of a Canadian fishing fly-out as flying a floatplane to some remote outpost on some gorgeous, clear water, lake. But unknown to many are … Continue reading

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A Flight Into Naval Aviation History

Photos & Story by Greg Reigel On May 18, 2013, a group of pilots, aviation junkies and Sun Country employees boarded a flight from Terminal 2 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport to the “cradle of aviation” – Pensacola, Florida. … Continue reading

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Weekend Stay In Grand Style! Hotel Pattee, Perry, Iowa

by Karen Workman I am always up for exploring and so is my favorite co-pilot, my husband, Eric, who is also a pilot. When I suggested a weekend in Perry, Iowa, he immediately responded with, “Where? Why??” Perry is a map … Continue reading

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