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Articles from the February 1, 2021 edition

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 By Tom Foster    Cover    February 1, 2021

Minnesota DNR's First Use Of Helicopters Has a Unique History

If you can get past the fact that they have way too many moving parts, Helicopters are wonderful aircraft. Igor Sikorsky developed the first practical machine for the US Army called the R-4. About...

 

The Only Constant Is Change

“The only constant is change.” That phrase has been attributed to Albert Einstein, the brilliant physicist who was able to address quite abstract concepts and shape the way we approach many...

 
 By Tom Foster    News    February 1, 2021

'Honey Bun 7' Has New Home in Australia

David Berger is a District Medical Officer in Broome, Western Australia. There are nine regions in Western Australia. Broome is in the Kimberly region on the northwest coast. It's a fascinating...

 

Ordained Minster Sharpens Night Flying Proficiency

The reason behind the flight was simple enough, my night currency had lapsed and with Minnesota winters comprised of short days and long nights, I decided that it was a prudent move to take a solo night flight. Not just for the sake of being able to...

 

KCFM Saturday Morning Seminars Move Online

Looking for some aviation education, a Wings credit or two, or maybe just something to do while enjoying your Saturday morning coffee? Look no further than the KFCM Saturday Morning Webinar Series....

 

Airport of the Month - Project Spotlight

Business and commercial flights to rural airports work best if take offs and landings can happen even if the weather's not so good. What does an airport owner do when some important users need lower...

 

COVID-19 Vaccines: Get 'em Before They're Hot!

t is my sincere hope that the day is near when I will not be devoting this column exclusively to Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, more Americans are dead from COVID-19 than died in the entirety of World War II. Pilots are in a unique...

 
 By Nick Modders    Faast    February 1, 2021

Do You Like Your Checklist?

Is your checklist doing everything it should for you? If not, how can you make it better? Checklists are wonderful things. They turn us from forgetful mortals to clear minded creatures that get every step in the operation of a complex machine...

 

December Contest Photo Pitcairn PA-39

Military interest in the autogiro centered on their use for surveillance and liaison. Only the Japanese succeeded in putting autogiros into service, and these, the Kayaba Ka-1, were for...

 

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