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National Aviation Hall of Fame Names A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Educator of The Year

DAYTON, OHIO – The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has announced that Velvet Thomas of Golden Poppy Elementary School, Palmdale, Calif., is the recipient of the “A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Educator of The Year Award” for 2017. The award … Continue reading

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EAA Halls of Fame Honor Five Aviators

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue OSHKOSH, WIS. – The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) recognized the contributions made to the world of flight by five people as they were inducted into the EAA Sport Aviation Halls of … Continue reading

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Batten & Rowland Awarded Congressional Medals of Honor

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 issue RACINE, WIS. – During World War II, John H. Batten, after whom John H. Batten International Airport in Racine, Wis., is named, and John S. Rowland, also of Racine, did a … Continue reading

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History of Black Aviators Shared Through Special Exhibit

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 We’ve all heard of Amelia Earhart, but have you ever heard of Bessie Coleman? Both were adventurous young women who soon found themselves captive of the dream, aspiration, and sheer love of … Continue reading

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Pan Am Clipper Pilot Turns 104

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 The Central County Flyers celebrated the 104th birthday of one of their members – Paul Johns of Iola, Wisconsin – on October 13, 2017 at the airport named in his honor – … Continue reading

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Black Aviators Recognized

In Madison Overture Center Exhibit We have all heard of Amelia Earhart, but have you ever heard of Bessie Coleman? She, too, was a famous woman aviator who, in 1921, had to go to France to get her pilot’s certificate … Continue reading

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Volunteers Needed For Warbird Adventure Discovery Tour

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue EAA OSHKOSH–AIRVENTURE 2017 is now history. The record books are bulging with statistics testifying to an incredible, record year. One of the most wildly popular attractions was the “Warbirds Adventure Discovery Tour.” … Continue reading

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runway THREE-SIX Partners With Quick Silver To Support Vets

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 Issue Scott “Scooter” Yoak, pilot of the P-51D Mustang, “Quick Silver,” with Alyssa Connell of “runway THREE-SIX” at Connell’s booth at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017. Runway THREE-SIX began partnering with Yoak this year … Continue reading

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Kansas Aviation At Oshkosh 2017

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue Bob Brock, Deputy Director of the Division of Aviation, Kansas Department of Transportation, assisted visitors at the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) pavilion at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017. There are … Continue reading

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The Vets Turn Out For B-29 “Doc” & “FiFi”

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 Issue World War II B-29 pilot and author, Richard Thomsen of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, enjoyed the afternoon airshow at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh featuring the B-29s “Doc” and “FiFi.” Thomsen wrote the book “Learning to … Continue reading

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