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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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Panke Joins Wisconsin Aviation

MADISON, WIS. – Madison native and University of Dubuque graduate, Nathan (Nate) Panke, has joined Wisconsin Aviation as a flight instructor. Panke has a Bachelor of Science degree in Flight Operations and a minor in Aviation Management. Panke credits an … Continue reading

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South Dakota Names New Manager of Air, Rail & Transit

Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 PIERRE, S.D. – A new aviation leader was recently appointed in South Dakota. Jack Dokken has been selected as the new Program Manager of the Office of Air, Rail & Transit for … Continue reading

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