Archives: Awards & Recognitions

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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Short Elliott Hendrickson Celebrates 90 Years of Service

ST. PAUL, MINN. – It took only 90 years, but what started as a local, one-person operation in 1927, has grown to a nationally recognized company with over 800 employee-owners whose work can be found in 42 states. On May … Continue reading

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Rewarding Legendary Showmanship… Kyle Franklin Receives 2017 Bill Barber Award For Showmanship

by Brad Donner Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue In the summer of 1989, aviation publisher Dave Weiman presented the Bill Barber Award For Showmanship to Jimmy Franklin during the performers appreciation banquet at the Quad Cities International … Continue reading

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Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame To Be Held At Hyatt In Bloomington

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame (MAHF) will hold 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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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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