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121 Women Pilots & 56 Teams To Compete In 42nd Annual Air Race Classic

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue The field is set for the 42nd Annual Air Race Classic (ARC), the annual all-women cross-country airplane race. Fifty-six teams, consisting of 121 women pilots from across the country and around the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Aviation Conference Recognizes Service & Rewards Future Aviation Professionals

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue WISCONSIN DELLS, WIS. – The Wisconsin Aviation Conference was held May 6-8, 2018 at Wilderness Resort – Glacier Canyon Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. From “speed dating” representatives of the FAA Chicago … Continue reading

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Meet Michael Menon

Airport Safety & Operations Program Manager Wisconsin DOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue Michael Menon joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) in February 2018 as the Airport Safety & Operations … Continue reading

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Professional Aviation Education Programs In Wisconsin

by Meredith Alt WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue It is an exciting time to start planning a career in aviation, as the aviation industry expects an extraordinary demand for aviation-related jobs over the … Continue reading

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ER, UND & SIUC Place First, Second & Third At NIFA SAFECON

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue TERRE HAUTE, IND. – The Embry-Riddle Prescott Flight Team took home top honors at the 12th Annual National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) Championships, April 30 thru … Continue reading

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Southern Illinois University Upgrades Fleet

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue CARBONDALE, ILL. – The aviation management and flight program at Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale on Southern Illinois Airport is upgrading its fleet of aircraft with three new Piper Arrows equipped with … Continue reading

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Home At Last! Memphis Belle Exhibit Unveiled At National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue It was the summer of 1989, and our family flew down to Memphis, Tennessee so I could help announce an airshow, and interview the performers and VIPs. The airshow … Continue reading

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A Flight Back To Another Era

by Bill Blake Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue On April 11, 2018, military veteran and crew chief, Sergeant Bill Kelly of Lakeland, Florida, made his first flight in a bomber since World War II. Now, 75 years … Continue reading

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AOPA Releases New ‘Destinations’ Platform To Inspire & Inform Pilots

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has announced new tools to provide access to more general aviation travel information than ever before. With the theme of “explore the world from the … Continue reading

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A Flight To & From Sun ’n Fun With Lightspeed

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue It had been a few years since Peggy and I flew our Cessna 182 Skylane to Sun ‘n Fun in Lakeland, Florida, so as with any long cross-country flight, … Continue reading

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