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George E. Luck – GA Flight Instructor & Former Test Pilot

November 5, 1935 – June 10, 2015 by Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman General aviation flight instructor and former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and test pilot, George E. Luck, 80, was killed June 10, 2015, when the early model Beechcraft … Continue reading

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22 Years of Service

JUNEAU, WIS. – Alvin Vogel, 88, of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, was recognized June 30, 2015, for 22 years of service to Wisconsin Aviation, Inc. and Dodge County Airport (KUNU) at the airport. Performing ground and equipment maintenance was a second … Continue reading

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NATA Elects New Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, DC – Members of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) elected its officers at its annual membership meeting, June, 22, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Andy Priester, President and Chief Executive Officer, Priester Aviation in Wheeling, Illinois, was elected chair … Continue reading

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Bemidji Aviation Services Chief Pilot Receives National Award For Excellence

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has announced the recipients of its Industry Excellence Awards given annually to individuals, offices, and organizations that have helped improve the general aviation community. Among the recipients is Eric Walter, Chief … Continue reading

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Tiffany Brown Named Acting Director of Aviation At KDOT

Tiffany Brown of the Kansas Department of Transportation has been named acting Director of Aviation by Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King. Brown, who joined KDOT in February 2013 as the State Aviation Engineer, has also served as the agency’s Deputy … Continue reading

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26th Annual Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame

BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame inducted the following persons, April 25, 2015, at ceremonies held at the Ramada Mall of America Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota: the co-owner of Bemidji Aviation, the late Larry A. Diffley; former … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Congressman Receives AOPA Hartranft Award

FREDERICK, MD – U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) was recently presented with the 2014 Joseph B. Hartranft Jr. Award – one of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA) highest honors for his unparalleled work on behalf of general aviation … Continue reading

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Acting Director of Aviation At KDOT Named

Tiffany Brown of the Kansas Department of Transportation has been named acting Director of Aviation by Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King. Brown, who joined KDOT in February 2013 as the State Aviation Engineer, has also served as the agency’s Deputy … Continue reading

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Meet Matt Messina…

Airport Development Engineer WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics MADISON, WIS. – Matt Messina joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics in January 2015. As an airport development engineer, Matt is responsible for managing projects at eight airports around Wisconsin. … Continue reading

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Terrence G. Slaybaugh, Airport Director Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International & Timmerman Airports

Terrence (Terry) G. Slaybaugh leads the Airport Division of the Milwaukee County Department of Public Works as Airport Director of General Mitchell International and Lawrence J. Timmerman Airports. Mitchell International, located five miles south of downtown Milwaukee, is the largest … Continue reading

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