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GAMA/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge Winners Build Glasair Sportsman

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 WASHINGTON, DC – Students and their teacher from Olney High School in Olney, Texas, won an all-expenses-paid trip to Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington, to spend two weeks building a Glasair Sportsman airplane, … Continue reading

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Western Michigan University Celebrates Launch of Punta Gorda Aviation Program

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue PUNTA GORDA, FLA. – Western Michigan University’s (WMU) leadership and community officials gathered April 13, 2017, to celebrate WMU’s Charlotte County Aviation Collective and the launch of its aviation flight science program … Continue reading

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High School Focuses Curriculum Around Flying

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue FAIRFAX, Minn., July 6, 2017 – The new Ross Shaw Sterling Aviation High School in Houston offers students the opportunity to attend a high school that focuses its curriculum around flying, including … Continue reading

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Airport Restaurant Sponsors Northern Wisconsin Fly-In & Airshow

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue The Harbor View Pub & Eatery, located across from Price County Airport in the northern Wisconsin community of Phillips (KPBH), sponsored a fly-in brunch, lunch and airshow Fourth of July weekend. The … 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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House Committee Approves FAA Reauthorization Bill

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue WASHINGTON, DC – The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a six-year FAA reauthorization bill on June 27, 2017 by a vote of 32-25 that includes a controversial plan to corporatize the … Continue reading

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Senate Commerce Committee Approves Consensus FAA Reauthorization Legislation

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue WASHINGTON, DC – On June 29, 2017, the Senate Commerce Committee approved by voice vote S.1405, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation reauthorizing FAA programs through September 30, 2021. Chairman … Continue reading

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