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Wisconsin’s Pilot Safety Program

by Jeffery R. Taylor WisDOT Aviation Consultant – Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics Acore mission of the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics is improving general aviation safety. WisDOT-sponsored pilot safety or “Wings” programs are the primary method of accomplishing that goal. For … Continue reading

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Response To Article On Recruiting & Retaining Pilots

Dear Dave: I read with interest your magazine. I have followed both parts of Jim Hanson’s articles on flight training. Some of what he has said I tend to agree with and some I disagree with. He feels that money … Continue reading

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The Beauty In The Skies Sun Dogs, Halos, and Sun Columns

Those who spend time in the skies are privileged to see some of the unique and fleeting atmospheric events that occur throughout the seasons. One of these unusual and beautiful atmospheric events is what we often refer to as a … Continue reading

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New Assistant Aeronautics Director Named

ST. PAUL, MINN. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), Office of Aeronautics is undergoing a leadership transition. Director Chris Roy has returned to the highway side of MnDOT, as Director for the Office of Project Management and Technical Support, … Continue reading

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Minnesota Names New Transportation Commissioner

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Charlie Zelle, president and CEO of the Jefferson Lines bus company, was named by Gov. Mark Dayton to lead the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Zelle succeeds former commissioner, Tom Sorel. Zelle recently participated in a task … Continue reading

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Back to the Future: New Focus for the New Year

by Ed Leineweber A New Year brings the opportunity for new beginnings. So it will be with my regular Midwest Flyer Magazine column, which will henceforth broaden its focus beyond Sport Pilot/Light Sport Aircraft to encompass all of grassroots, recreational flying. … Continue reading

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You & Your iPad In Flight

by Harold Green In recent years, the advent of “Portable Electronic Devices” (PEDs), such as the iPad, have produced a wave of such devices in the cockpits of general aviation aircraft. These devices offer not only navigational information, but also … Continue reading

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Ask Pete!

by Pete Schoeninger Email your questions to Pete@Flymilwaukee.com Q: My nine-year-old airplane suffered a major repair after a hangar collapsed on it. Will this affect its value? A: Yes. I recently sold a 10-year-old, low-time Cessna 182, which had the … Continue reading

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Our Mission!

by Craig L. Fuller President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association As we enter 2013, we face a great deal of uncertainty. But even in the face of the unknown, there is one thing we can be absolutely certain … Continue reading

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Starting The New Year

News & Information You’ll Want To Know In Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska & Iowa by Yasmina Platt Regional Manager, AOPA Central Southwest Region Well, I guess the Mayans were, in fact, wrong! Here we are still… We have already gone through … Continue reading

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