Archives: Awards & Recognitions

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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Duluth Area Students Receive 2017 Apollo Gilruth Continuum Award For Academic Excellence

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue DULUTH, MINN. – The top Gilruth Continuum aviation science students – Peyton Nelson, Claire Atella, and Grace Heine – have received the Apollo-Gilruth Continuum Award for academic excellence from the Duluth Aviation … Continue reading

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Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio, Missouri & Wisconsin Students Among AOPA Flight Training Scholarship Recipients

Published In Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has announced the names of the 23 students who earned scholarships through the 2017 AOPA “You Can Fly High School Flight Training … Continue reading

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Online Registration Open For 2017 Skydiving Hall of Fame

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue ROCHELLE, ILL. – Registration is now open for the 2017 International Skydiving Hall of Fame Celebration, September 21 – 23, at Chicagoland Skydiving Center (CSC) in Rochelle, Illinois. The annual weekend fundraiser … Continue reading

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Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Announces 2018 Inductees

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame board of directors have selected six aviators to be inducted at its 2018 ceremonies to be held April 21, 2018 at the Hyatt … Continue reading

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Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Inducts Six Aviators

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame (MAHF) held 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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Two Millionth Young Eagle Solos

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue OSHKOSH, WIS. – EAA’s 2 millionth Young Eagle, Jodie Gawthrop of Westchester, Illinois (EAA 1108302), completed her first solo on March 9, 2017, less than a year after her flight with former … Continue reading

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Last Surviving Doolittle Raider & B-25 Mitchell Bombers Highlight Events Commemorating 75th Anniversary of Doolittle Raid

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue DAYTON, OHIO – On April 18, 1942, 80 men achieved the unimaginable when they launched 16 B-25B Mitchell medium bombers – without fighter escort – from the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS … Continue reading

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