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General Observations of AirVenture 2013

“Oh my gosh, how’d they do that?” by Harold Green This year EAA AirVenture, July 29 thru August 4, 2013, provided an opportunity to consider the impact of this event on General Aviation. I spent most of my two days … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Columns, EAA & AirVenture, October/November 2012, Products & Services, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HondaJet Makes Surprise Visit To Des Moines

DES MOINES, IOWA – The much-anticipated HondaJet visited Des Moines Flying Service, March 16, 2013, while conducting cold weather tests. Certification of the $4.5 million bizjet is expected in 2014. Once certified, HondaJet Midwest at Aurora Municipal Airport in Sugar … Continue reading

Posted in June/July 2013, Products & Services, Sections, Technology | Tagged , | Leave a comment

First GE-powered King Air Earns 135 Air Charter Certification

MANITOWOC, WIS. – The first King Air powered by GE’s new H80 turboprop engines has entered FAA 135 Air Charter service. The King Air C90, operated by Lakeshore Aviation in Manitowoc, Wis., is the first to be certified with a … Continue reading

Posted in All Headlines, Headlines, June/July 2013, Products & Services, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Drone Law Proposed In Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss (Dem) has introduced legislation that would require law enforcement agencies to get a search warrant before they could use a drone to gather evidence. The proposal would require that any information obtained … Continue reading

Posted in April/May 2013, Sections, Technology | Tagged , | Leave a comment

ForeFlight’s Review of The iPad Mini

IF YOU FEEL cramped in the cockpit with the 10-inch iPad, try the “iPad Mini.” The folks at “ForeFlight” have been flight-testing their ForeFlight Mobile on a 16 GB iPad Mini WiFi, paired with a Bad Elf GPS Pro, a … Continue reading

Posted in February/March 2013, Products & Services, Sections, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Putting The Flight Back Into The Pilot

by Pete Buffington MADISON, WIS. – EAA Chapter 93 of Madison, Wis., and Chapter 1389 of Middleton, Wis., hosted a joint chapter EAA Young and Old Eagles day and barbeque in September 2012 at Morey Field in Middleton. Jay Martin, … Continue reading

Posted in All Features, Dec 2012/Jan 2013, Features, People, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wipaire To Certify Cessna 208B Grand Caravan On Wipline 8750 Floats

OSHKOSH, WIS. – Wipaire, Inc. announced July 23, 2012 during EAA AirVenture its intent to certify the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan on Wipline 8750 floats. The Wipline 8750 floats were certified in July of 2012 for the Cessna 208 Caravan … Continue reading

Posted in All Headlines, Headlines, MN Aviation Industry News, October/November 2012, Products & Services, Technology | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

406 ELTs – Taking The ‘Search’ Out of Search & Rescue

by Dave Weiman Believe me when I say, I share your concern with having to buy yet another gizmo that costs a grand or more – either because the manufacturer does not support our existing equipment, or some bureaucrat in … Continue reading

Posted in All Features, Dec 2011/Jan 2012, Features, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The iPad & ForeFlight, Powerful Tools Inflight & In The Office

by Gustav Ryberg Flight School Manager/Chief Flight Instructor Wisconsin Aviation-Madison I am an indiscriminant pilot. I spend considerable time aloft in a diverse fleet of aircraft. At times I find myself behind brightly lit glass panels where weather, traffic, and systems … Continue reading

Posted in Aug/Sept 2011, Columns, Instrument Flight, Products & Services, Technology | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Autopilots Part II… My Favorite Autopilots!

by Michael Kaufman, CFII If you have not had the chance to read the article on autopilots in the June/July 2011 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, please do so as this is a continuation of that article (www.midwestflyer.com). Since writing … Continue reading

Posted in Aug/Sept 2011, Columns, Instrument Flight, Products & Services, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment