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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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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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International Flying Farmers Names 2016 Scholarship Recipient

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – Michelle Peterson, 20, of Oregon, Wisconsin, has received the 2016 “International Flying Farmers Memorial Scholarship.” The award was presented at the organization’s 71st Annual Convention, July 17-21, 2016 at the … Continue reading

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Kansas State Polytechnic Launches New Flight Academy For High School Students

Published in Aug/Sept 2016 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine SALINA, KAN. – The Kansas State University (KSUP) Polytechnic campus introduced the “Fly K-State Academy” – a three-day flying program, June 27-29, 2016 for high school students entering their freshman through … Continue reading

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Kansas State Polytechnic Campus Offers UAS Training To Hobbyists

SALINA, KAN. – As the number of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) owners continues to increase, the UAS program at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is now offering training specifically for hobbyists to ensure proper use and safety. The school held … Continue reading

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Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus Receives First FAA Approval For UAS Commercial Flight Training

SALINA, KAN. – Kansas State University’s polytechnic campus has set a new precedent in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry, becoming the first entity in the United States to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide UAS … Continue reading

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Springfield Company Donates $850,000 To Lincoln Land Aircraft Maintenance Program

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. (LRS) has made a large financial contribution to assist Lincoln Land Community College expand its aviation maintenance program facilities at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield. LRS’s contribution of $850,000 will be … Continue reading

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EAA & Academy of Model Aeronautics Sign Memo of Understanding To Promote Flying

OSHKOSH, WIS. – The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) have signed a memorandum of understanding that expands the organizations’ joint efforts to bring the possibilities of flight to more people. The new memo outlines areas … Continue reading

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Wipaire Announces Return of Ben Wiplinger Memorial Seaplane Rating Scholarship

SOUTH ST. PAUL, MINN. – Following a hugely successful introduction, Wipaire is pleased to announce the return of the Ben Wiplinger Memorial Seaplane Rating Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 2015 in celebration of Wipaire’s 55th anniversary and Ben Wiplinger’s contributions … Continue reading

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