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South Dakota University To Host ACE Camp

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 BROOKINGS, SD – South Dakota University will host an Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp, July 9-12, 2017. The camp provides high school students the opportunity to get an early start on aviation careers. … Continue reading

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GAMA Accepting Scholarship Applications

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 WASHINGTON, DC – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) is accepting applications for two prestigious scholarships valued at $2,000 each: The Edward W. Stimpson Aviation Excellence Award, and the Dr. Harold S. Wood … Continue reading

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Wisconsin High School Flys STEM Plane!

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 Central High School student, Declan Steinke, has taken the controls of “Falcon One,” an RV-12, which was the school’s first homebuilt aircraft construction project. The project is part of the Westosha, Wisconsin high … Continue reading

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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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