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Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame To Be Held At Hyatt In Bloomington

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame (MAHF) will hold its 28th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota, April 22, 2017. The awards … Continue reading

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Shared Enthusiasm For GA!

by Brian Thuringer Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 General aviation has made the first 65 years of my life both meaningful and rewarding. It has provided fun, richly filled imagination, and the fulfillment of adventurous dreams for a … Continue reading

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John King Gets Medical Reinstated

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 ARLINGTON, VA. – It was ironic that John King of King Schools confirmed on March 8, 2017, just prior to the Robert A. Hoover Trophy ceremonies at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in … Continue reading

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Bob Hoover Trophy Presented To Sean D. Tucker

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 ARLINGTON, VA. – By unanimous agreement of the selection team, and as per the wish of the late Bob Hoover himself, the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) presented the 2017 AOPA R.A. … Continue reading

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Smith Appointed To Airport Consultants Council Board

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 MADISON, WIS. – Damon Smith, with Mead & Hunt’s Aviation Service Group in Portland, Oregon, recently advanced to the Airport Consultants Council (ACC) Board of Directors. Smith has a history of active involvement … Continue reading

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28th Annual Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Banquet To Again Be Held At Hyatt In Bloomington

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 issue BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame will hold its 28th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, April 22, 2017, again at the popular Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Pilot Named International Flying Farmer Man of the Year

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – Phil Peterson of Oregon, Wis., was named the 2016 International Flying Farmer (IFF) Man of Year, and his wife, Carol, was named IFF Woman of the Year. The award, presented … Continue reading

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Great Aviators Gone West!

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 issue Ron R. Alexander, EAA Vintage Aircraft Association Director, was killed November 17, 2016, while flying his Curtiss Jenny near the Candler Field Museum/Peach State Airport in Williamson, Georgia. Born in 1942 in … Continue reading

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Long-time Office of Aviation Director Leaves Iowa DOT

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 AMES, IOWA – After serving as the director of the Iowa Department of Transportation Office of Aviation and the Office of Public Transit since May 2000, Michelle McEnany has resigned to pursue new … Continue reading

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Michigan Businessman Recognized By NBAA With Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism In Aviation Award

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 WATERFORD, MICH. – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has named Mike Baker, Vice President of Safety & Compliance at Pentastar Aviation, a recipient of the “Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism In Aviation Award.” … Continue reading

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