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A Fireside Chat With EAA Chairman & CEO Jack Pelton

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chairman and CEO Jack Pelton at EAA headquarters at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and … Continue reading

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The Bob Hoover Legacy Lives On!

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 On October 25, 2016, the aviation community lost its mentor, Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, 94. Bob knew he was loved, and appreciated our admiration as friends and fans, and … Continue reading

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Bob Hoover Celebration of Life

Bob Hoover Celebration of Life, Friday, November 18, 2016, 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM CST Clay Lacy Aviation in association with Van Nuys Airport – 7435 Valjean Way – Van Nuys, CA 91406 For Tickets or Additional Information Visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bob-hoover-celebration-of-life-registration-28963723276

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The Disappearance Of Northwest Airlines Flight 2501

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 Michigan’s greatest aviation mystery has been lying in wait of discovery at the bottom of Lake Michigan for 66 years. For more than a decade, Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates (MSRA) has set aside … Continue reading

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Principato Named President of National Aeronautic Association

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 WASHINGTON, DC – The Board of Directors of the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has named Greg Principato the organization’s next President and CEO. Principato has served in numerous executive positions within the aviation … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Aeronautics Director & AOPA President Selected For National Drone Advisory Committee

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the newly established Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) were announced August 31, 2016, by the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA), a not-for-profit organization that functions as an advisory … Continue reading

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Al Waterloo Joins Cirrus Aircraft To Cover Wisconsin & Chicago

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 DULUTH, MINN. – Cirrus Aircraft has recently named Al Waterloo of Oak Park, Illinois, as its sales manager covering Chicago, Illinois and Wisconsin. Waterloo started flying at the age of 16 paying his … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Native Named AOPA Great Lakes Ambassador

Published In Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has named Andy Miller of Appleton, Wis., its new Great Lakes Ambassador. A nationally recognized aviation educator, Miller will be based in Appleton and work with … Continue reading

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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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