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Wisconsin Isn’t A ‘Flyover’ State When It Comes To The Aerospace Industry

by Tom Still At first thought, the move of Kestrel Aircraft Corp. to Superior, Wis., may strike some skeptics as a curious landing strip for a company in the business of making small passenger planes. But Wisconsin has more air … Continue reading

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The Lakes That Launched Thousands of Seaplanes

by Rachel Obermoller Aviation Representative MnDOT Office of Aeronautics It should come as no surprise to pilots that the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” played a pivotal role in the early days of seaplane flying. The diversity of Minnesota’s lakes and … Continue reading

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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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The Spin Begins At Aircraft Propeller Service…. Things You Need To Know About Your Propeller

by Dave Weiman When it comes to aircraft maintenance and the annual inspection, most aircraft owners are keeping their fingers crossed that the compression will be good in all cylinders, and that they still have some time remaining on their … 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 History of A Legacy Airline In The Midwest

by Dave Weiman MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – Growing up in the Twin Cities, everyone in the community looked up to Northwest Airlines because it was based at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and this gave us a sense of pride and … Continue reading

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Outagamie County Regional Airport Dedicates Wisconsin’s Newest GA Terminal

by Dave Weiman Officials at Outagamie County Regional Airport in Appleton, Wisconsin, the county board, and the business community, were on hand October 15, 2013 to dedicate the grand-opening of a new $3.6 million general aviation terminal. The original general … Continue reading

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Merrill Holds Ribbon Cutting For Airport Improvements

MERRILL, WIS. – The City of Merrill, Wisconsin, the Merrill Airport Commission and Merrill Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony July 23 for the extensive ($4 million) improvements to the Merrill Municipal Airport. Invited guests, the media and … Continue reading

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Fixed Base Operations Combine Forces To Meet Immediate & Future Aviation Needs of North Dakota

by Dave Weiman WILLISTON, N.D. – Aviation has not seen such a surge in activity in the Midwest since the “oil boom” in North Dakota started over the past decade, and Sloulin Field International Airport (KISN) in Williston, North Dakota … Continue reading

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Charting A Course To Accommodate North Dakota Aviation Growth

by Stephanie Ward Growth. It’s something every airport strives to achieve. It can be measured in a number of ways: the total number of operations, the number of based aircraft, the gallons of fuel sold, the number of hours flown, … Continue reading

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