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South Dakota Names New Manager of Air, Rail & Transit

Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 PIERRE, S.D. – A new aviation leader was recently appointed in South Dakota. Jack Dokken has been selected as the new Program Manager of the Office of Air, Rail & Transit for … Continue reading

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Pilot, Aircraft Owner, Businessman Terry J. Kohler

(May 14, 1934 – September 20, 2016) SHEBOYGAN, WIS. – The only son of the late former Governor Walter J. Kohler, Jr. and Marie Celeste McVoy Kohler, Terry J. Kohler, 82, of Sheboygan, passed away September 20, 2016. Kohler served … Continue reading

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Pan Am Clipper Pilot Turns 103

Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 IOLA, WIS. – The Central County Flyers celebrated the 103rd birthday of one of their members – Paul Johns of Iola, Wisconsin – on October 14, 2016 at the airport named in … Continue reading

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Aviation & Golf Champion, Arnold Palmer

Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 Arnold Palmer, a man remembered as “The King” of the fairways and as an accomplished pilot, died of heart complications Sept. 25 at age 87, according to Reuters. Palmer cut a swath … Continue reading

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A Fireside Chat With EAA Chairman & CEO Jack Pelton

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chairman and CEO Jack Pelton at EAA headquarters at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and … Continue reading

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The Bob Hoover Legacy Lives On!

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 On October 25, 2016, the aviation community lost its mentor, Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, 94. Bob knew he was loved, and appreciated our admiration as friends and fans, and … Continue reading

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Bob Hoover Celebration of Life

Bob Hoover Celebration of Life, Friday, November 18, 2016, 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM CST Clay Lacy Aviation in association with Van Nuys Airport – 7435 Valjean Way – Van Nuys, CA 91406 For Tickets or Additional Information Visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bob-hoover-celebration-of-life-registration-28963723276

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The Disappearance Of Northwest Airlines Flight 2501

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 Michigan’s greatest aviation mystery has been lying in wait of discovery at the bottom of Lake Michigan for 66 years. For more than a decade, Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates (MSRA) has set aside … Continue reading

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Principato Named President of National Aeronautic Association

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 WASHINGTON, DC – The Board of Directors of the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has named Greg Principato the organization’s next President and CEO. Principato has served in numerous executive positions within the aviation … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Aeronautics Director & AOPA President Selected For National Drone Advisory Committee

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the newly established Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) were announced August 31, 2016, by the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA), a not-for-profit organization that functions as an advisory … Continue reading

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