Archives: All Features

Student Success Is Priority One For The Learning Jet

by Dave Weiman More and more communities are realizing the educational benefits of having an “airliner” parked on the ramp at their local airport to increase student proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering, Aerospace, and Mathematics (STEAM). A Boeing 727 has … Continue reading

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Captain Mick’s Meanderings A Landing & Takeoff On The Theodore Roosevelt

by Michael “Mick” Kaufman All of my life, I have admired Navy pilots and their ability to take off and land on aircraft carriers. The Navy calls their pilots “aviators,” and claim they are better than pilots. I had the … Continue reading

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Flying South? Add Insurance To Your Preflight Checklist

by Jenny Estes It’s the time of year when many pilots fly south to warmer climates, often to other countries. If you’re preparing to leave the country in your plane, you’re bound to have plenty of checklists to complete before … Continue reading

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Why & How To Avoid Aircraft Icing

by Greg Gorak, CFII This seems like an excellent time of the year to talk about icing. When I started my career as a charter pilot in a Merlin III, I served my apprenticeship as copilot to a wonderful 24-year-old … Continue reading

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Once-And-For-All – No Question About It – Flying Motor Gliders Is The Way To Fly Without A Medical & Much More!

by Jim Hanson I like gliders. They are pure sport. There is not pretension of being able to use them for efficient and reliable travel. Gliders fly more like jets than piston airplanes fly like jets. Like jets, gliders are … Continue reading

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Yingling Aviation Opens Subway Café

by Molly McMillin The Wichita Eagle WICHITA, KAN. – Yingling Aviation, the fixed base operation at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, has opened a Subway Café inside one of its hangars. The restaurant has glass walls so customers can view airport activity … Continue reading

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Amelia Earhart Addresses Aviation Explorers

by Jim Bildilli Members of the Aviation Explorer Base at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, July 28 – August 3, were treated to a presentation by Amelia Earhart on her around-the-globe flight. Not to be confused with the Amelia of the … Continue reading

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Captain Mick’s Meanderings

by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is over for another year, and I would like to share a few of my thoughts with you from my perspective. The first EAA Convention I attended was in 1965 at Rockford, … Continue reading

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NASA WB-57F Makes First Visit To EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

by Woody Minar OSHKOSH, WIS. – For what seems to be a small, yet large aircraft for high-altitude work, NASA showed off its WB-57F High Altitude Research plane at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 28 – August 3, 2014. According to pilot Scott … Continue reading

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AirVenture 2014 – A Time To Remember

by Jim LaMalfa Paul Poberezny, who founded the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in 1953, belongs to the ages now, but he was honored at this year’s fly-in at Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 28 – Aug. 3, 2014, as were veterans … Continue reading

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