Archives: Dialogue

Why Should You Care?

by Dave Weiman As members of the aviation community, we share a common bond, regardless of our specific interests. For instance, if an issue comes up and it affects instrument approaches at the local and you do not have an … Continue reading

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24/7 – Pilots Need Phone Numbers!

With more and more municipalities assuming the role of manager and fuel supplier at our airports, the contact person and telephone number for the airport is oftentimes that of a city engineer or administrator, who works Monday thru Friday from … Continue reading

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Conferences, Floatplanes & Good People!

by Dave Weiman This issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine is dedicated to state aviation conferences in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa, and “floatplane flying!” While the conferences by in large are about airport development and businesses on airports, floatplane flying … Continue reading

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A Lifetime In Aviation, As I Remember It

by Don Winkler Flying has been somewhat different for me. I have grown up with a camera in my hand. The airplane has been a platform for me to capture images at a different perspective. I have been doing aerial … Continue reading

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The Ways & Will of Don Winkler

by Dave Weiman Don Winkler is a familiar name and face in Wisconsin aviation and he has chosen at age 82 not to come into work anymore and who can blame him. For the past 17 years, Don has been … Continue reading

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Coming Together, Right Now, For You!

by Dave Weiman Listening to the Beatles’ hit song of the ‘60s, “Come Together,” made me think of what is happening in the aviation community right now. But instead of “coming together, right now, over me” or any one person … Continue reading

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EAA Founder & Friend, Paul Poberezny

September 14, 1921 – August 22, 2013 by Dave Weiman Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Founder Paul Poberezny, 91, passed away August 22, 2013 at Evergreen Retirement Village in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, after a battle with cancer. Just three weeks prior, Paul … Continue reading

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FAA Tells EAA To Pay Up or Else!

by Dave Weiman The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) required the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) to pay $447,000 in “user fees” to cover the expenses associated with air traffic control services at Wittman Regional Airport during EAA AirVenture, July 29 thru … Continue reading

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Help Show Them The Way!

by Dave Weiman At the “Minnesota Aviation Maintenance Technician Conference” in March in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, many of the exhibitors had “help wanted” signs in their booths, and I regularly speak with aviation business owners who are looking for qualified … Continue reading

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When Two Organizations Are Better Than One!

by Dave Weiman On October 22, 2012, Rod Hightower – who had been appointed president of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) on September 7, 2010 – announced that he was stepping down effective immediately. Then on February 28, 2013, Craig … Continue reading

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