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Patty Wagstaff… Passing On The Gold of Her Experience To Others

by Dave Weiman A regular performer at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and a dozen other airshows in the U.S. and abroad each year, is Patty Wagstaff, now flying the Extra 330LX. A six-time member of the U.S. Aerobatic Team, Patty Wagstaff … Continue reading

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Pilots Crisscross USA In Experimental Aircraft & Set World Records

Two pilots departed from Dallas Love Field on October 4, 2015 in an attempt to set four speed records in a two-seat open-cockpit gyroplane. The duo flew the following routes: Dallas to Los Angeles, Los Angeles to New York City, … Continue reading

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Gibson, Gorak, Igou & Vehlow Inducted Into Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame

OSHKOSH, WIS. – A professional pilot and fixed based operator, a flight instructor and businessman, a World War II veteran and crop duster, and a career soldier and aviation businessman, were inducted into the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame at … Continue reading

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EAA Inducts Five Into Sport Aviation Halls of Fame

OSHKOSH, WIS. – The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) recognized the contributions made to the world of flight by five aviators at its Sport Aviation Halls of Fame banquet, November 5, 2015, at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, Wis. Persons … Continue reading

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Hoot Gibson Wins Unlimited Gold In “Strega”

RENO, NEV. – The 52nd Annual National Championship Air Races came to a close, September 28, 2015, with Robert “Hoot” Gibson as the winner of the Unlimited Gold Race with a speed of 488.983 mph in “Strega.” Stewart Dawson flying … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pilot, USAF Veteran & Attorney Advocates For Fellow Vet’s Disability Benefits

WATERLOO, WIS. – In a letter to U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson, and U.S. Congressman Mark Pocan, pilot, U.S. Air Force veteran and attorney, Alvin E. Whitaker, Waterloo, Wis., has requested that the federal government recognize the injuries … Continue reading

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Doolittle Raider, Lt. Col. Dick Cole, Pays Visit To AOPA

FREDERICK, MD. – Lt. Col. Dick Cole, one of the two surviving Doolittle Raiders from World War II, visited the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA) National Aviation Community Center (NACC) at Frederick Municipal Airport, as did the B-25, “Panchito.” … Continue reading

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Pelton Named CEO of EAA – Precourt Elected Vice Chairman of EAA Board

OSHKOSH, WIS. (November 9, 2015) – The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Board of Directors has named EAA Chairman Jack Pelton Chief Executive Officer, adding the CEO title and responsibilities to the position Pelton has held with the organization since October … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Airports Commission Executive Director/CEO Jeff Hamiel To Retire… America’s Longest-Serving Major Airport CEO

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MINN. – The executive director of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), Jeff Hamiel, has announced that he will retire effective May 16, 2016. As the MAC’s executive director and CEO, Hamiel oversees day-to-day operations of one of the … Continue reading

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Paulisms by Paul Poberezny

(September 14, 1921 – August 22, 2013) Paul H. Poberezny founded the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in 1953 and spent a significant part of his life promoting aviation and fighting for the freedom to fly. Paul was an aviator and … Continue reading

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