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URGENT! ACT NOW! ATC PRIVATIZATION COULD BE ENACTED AS SOON AS NEXT WEEK!

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, members of Congress returned to Washington, D.C. from their August district work period to consider several items, including FAA Reauthorization. Proponents of Air Traffic Control Privatization continue to push for floor consideration of H.R. 2997 as early … Continue reading

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GAMA/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge Winners Build Glasair Sportsman

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 WASHINGTON, DC – Students and their teacher from Olney High School in Olney, Texas, won an all-expenses-paid trip to Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington, to spend two weeks building a Glasair Sportsman airplane, … Continue reading

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Western Michigan University Celebrates Launch of Punta Gorda Aviation Program

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue PUNTA GORDA, FLA. – Western Michigan University’s (WMU) leadership and community officials gathered April 13, 2017, to celebrate WMU’s Charlotte County Aviation Collective and the launch of its aviation flight science program … Continue reading

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High School Focuses Curriculum Around Flying

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue FAIRFAX, Minn., July 6, 2017 – The new Ross Shaw Sterling Aviation High School in Houston offers students the opportunity to attend a high school that focuses its curriculum around flying, including … Continue reading

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Students Experience Principles of Flight At Minnesota High School

by Roger Bovee Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. To fly is everything.” Otto Lilienthal St. Michael-Albertville (STMA) high school students in St. Michael, Minnesota, understand Otto … Continue reading

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William T. Piper Scholarship Recipient Selected

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue VERO BEACH, FLA. – Piper Aircraft has announced that Vero Beach High School senior, Lorena Molina of Vero Beach, Florida, has received the annual William T. Piper Scholarship. For more than 20 … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Aviation Celebrates 36 Years In Business

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue WATERTOWN, WIS. – Wisconsin Aviation, Inc. is celebrating 36 years in business in 2017, and they started during difficult times. Interest rates were at 21 percent in 1981, and the country was … Continue reading

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Eagle River Hosts Field Trip For Pre-K Kids!

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue EAGLE RIVER, WIS. – Rob Hom, airport manager at Eagle River Union Airport in Eagle River, Wisconsin, welcomed children of Northland Pines Elementary School Pre-Kindergarten and their families to the airport on … Continue reading

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Faribault Municipal Airport Renamed Liz Wall Strohfus Field

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue FARIBAULT, MINN. – The Faribault City Council renamed Faribault Municipal Airport “Faribault Municipal Airport – Liz Wall Strohfus Field” in memory of World War II Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP), Elizabeth Wall … Continue reading

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Online Registration Open For 2017 Skydiving Hall of Fame

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue ROCHELLE, ILL. – Registration is now open for the 2017 International Skydiving Hall of Fame Celebration, September 21 – 23, at Chicagoland Skydiving Center (CSC) in Rochelle, Illinois. The annual weekend fundraiser … Continue reading

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