Archives: Dec 2016/Jan 2017

UND Receives First of 100 New Piper Aircraft To Upgrade Training Fleet

Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Piper Aircraft, Inc. has delivered the first of 100 new Piper aircraft trainers to the University of North Dakota John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, which placed … 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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FAA To Partner With Ohio University On NextGen

Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 ATHENS, OHIO – Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Avionics Research Center has signed a five-year, $7.5 million research agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to provide technical support to … Continue reading

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Western Michigan University To Launch Virtual Reality Experience

Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 BATTLE CREEK, MICH. – Western Michigan University’s (WMU) College of Aviation and Extended University Programs launched a virtual reality experience during the world’s largest aviation event, EAA Airventure Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, … Continue reading

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Northland Community & Technical College… Advancing Aerospace Education

by Jonathan Beck UAS Instructor/Program Manager Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Aviation Northland Community & Technical College Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 The past year in aviation has been full of advances, including a technology at the forefront … Continue reading

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Girls In Aviation Day Set For 2017

Women in Aviation International (WAI) held its annual “Girls in Aviation Day,” September 24, 2016, which included 71 events worldwide. WAI chapters and corporate sponsors hosted 68 WAI events (15 of them held by collegiate sponsors), with 17 events held … Continue reading

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Apply Now For Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Scholarships

Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame (MAHF) will be awarding up to four $1500 scholarships for aviation minded students at its 28th annual banquet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel … Continue reading

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

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 ceremony will be emceed by popular radio … Continue reading

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Thunderbird Aviation’s Young Flyers Summer Camp

Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. – Thunderbird Aviation, located at Flying Cloud Airport and Crystal Airport in the Twin Cities, has been hosting its Young Flyers Summer Camp since 1990 for youth between the … Continue reading

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When Things Go RIGHT!

by Jim Hanson As aviation consumers, all too often, we complain when things go wrong. Perhaps it’s just human nature to complain, but as one aviation mentor told me decades ago, “this business will make a bitter old man out … Continue reading

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