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Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

Midwest Flyer – Aug/Sept 2016 The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award recognizes pilots who have demonstrated professionalism, skill and aviation expertise by maintaining safe operations for 50 or more years. Recipients are awarded a certificate and a lapel pin and … Continue reading

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Flying Musicians Association Awards Solo Scholarships

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – Aug/Sept 2016 The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) has selected its recipients for their 2016 solo scholarships. Five finalists, from Tennessee (2), California, Michigan, and Wisconsin were selected from nominations received from band directors across … Continue reading

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Head of 16th Largest Airport Retires… Minnesota Native Appointed New Executive Director

by Dave Weiman Midwest Flyer – Aug/Sept 2016 MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MINN. – The executive director of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), Jeff Hamiel, bid his friends, staff and business associates a fond farewell at a retirement galla held May 25, … Continue reading

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WWII MIA Hunter, Artist, NWA VP, Bryan Moon

Jan. 13, 1928 – Nov. 25, 2015 SARASOTA, FLA. – As vice president of Aloha Airlines (1966-68) and Northwest Airlines (1968-87), Bryan Moon, 87, was used to making powerful decisions, but none as important as his quest to recover the … Continue reading

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William S. “Bill” Knight

November 20, 1947 – March 17, 2016 BRODHEAD, WIS. – Pilot, vintage aircraft and antique car collector, and former owner of Knight Manufacturing, William S. “Bill” Knight, 68, of Brodhead, Wis., died March 17, 2016. Knight married Susan F. “Sue” … Continue reading

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Memories Made… Memories To Come! The Log Cabin Airport Fly-In, Mondovi, Wis.

by Dave Weiman Midwest Flyer Magazine So often, we publish articles after an event, reporting on what happened and who participated. That’s all well and good, provides interesting stories, ample recognition for organizers and participants, and hopefully an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Wipaire Welcomes New Vice President of Sales & Marketing

SOUTH ST. PAUL, MINN. – Amy Hoage has been named Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Wipaire, Inc. Hoage brings 20 years of management experience to Wipaire, with specialization in sales, business development, and strategic growth. She will oversee … Continue reading

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Seven Great Aviators Inducted At 27th Annual Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame

BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization that honors Minnesotans for their contributions to aviation, recognized seven aviators at a banquet, April 30, 2016, at the new Hyatt Regency Bloomington. A record 420 people attended … Continue reading

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NewView Technologies Owner Receives Charles Taylor Award

OSHKOSH, WIS. – Bruce Botterman, owner of NewView Technologies at Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wis., has received the “Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award” for 50 years of continuous aircraft airframe and powerplant (A&P) service. Botterman is a 1966 graduate of … Continue reading

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Meet Zach Schabla

Chief Pilot WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Zach Schabla joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) as chief pilot and aviation safety/pilot training program manager in February. On a daily basis Zach works with the FAA, airport managers, … Continue reading

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