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Remembering Our Heroes – “Ready, Willing & Able!”

by Douglas J. Tomas In 1981, I began my research on my great-uncle, TSgt. Charles L. Berg, who had been shot down and killed in action over Italy in 1943. Charles was an employee of Gisholt Machine Co. in Madison, … Continue reading

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Flying The L-39 Albatross

by Larry E. Nazimek Many of us have thought about flying, and possibly owning, a surplus military jet, but even for those who can afford it, there are many considerations that tend to be “turn-offs.” Questions arise, such as: “Where … Continue reading

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Flying For The Money

by Karen Workman Sure, I’ll put together a poker run.” That is what I said to my pilot friends three years ago, at a fall meeting of the Minnesota Ninety Nines while we bounced around ideas for scholarship fundraisers. No … Continue reading

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Antique Aircraft Restoration Within Everyone’s Reach & Well Worth The Effort!

by Dan Wegmueller It is the little things, like the limited forward view. I won’t be able to see properly until we gather enough speed to lift the tail. Then, there is P-factor. I must remember to compensate with the … Continue reading

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Teenage Dream Comes True

OSHKOSH, WIS. – Seventeen-year-old, Dillon Barron of Perry, Missouri, restored a 1954 Cessna 170B over a two-year period and brought home “Reserve Grand Champion” from EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin this past August (2012). He completed the restoration himself, “right … Continue reading

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