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AOPA Battles Against Excessive FBO Fees

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 FREDERICK. MD – The Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) is taking on the big airport flight centers against excessive fuel rates and ramp fees. AOPA says that consolidations contribute to unfair pricing. … Continue reading

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GAMA Praises U.S. Congress For Protecting & Funding Aviation Priorities

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 Issue WASHINGTON, D.C. – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) praises the U.S. Congress for passing the Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus, providing key funding for general aviation manufacturers in safety, certification, and alternative … Continue reading

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National Trade Groups Say White House’s Air Traffic Control Privatization Budget Bad News For Small & Mid-Size Towns

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 201 Issue WASHINGTON, DC – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen strongly opposes the Trump Administration’s budget released March 16, 2017, which appears to endorse privatizing the nation’s Air Traffic … Continue reading

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Representatives From Minnesota’s Top Three Professional Aviation Organizations Meet With Minnesota Congressional Delegates

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The president of the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA), Greg Reigel, along with Joe Hedrick from the Minnesota Council of Airports (MCOA) and Gordon Hoff, Executive Director of the Minnesota … Continue reading

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BasicMed Goes Live…1,354 Pilots Ready To Fly!

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue FREDERICK, MD – Effective May 1, aviators can fly under the new BasicMed rules, and 1,354 pilots have already successfully completed the self-assessment checklist, physical examination with a state licensed physician, and … Continue reading

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Apollo Program’s 50th Anniversary Brings Astronaut Reunion To EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue OSHKOSH, WIS. – Astronauts from the Apollo missions that put humans on the moon for the first time are expected to be at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, as the “World’s Greatest Aviation … Continue reading

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Florida Fly-Out Attracts Midwest Flyers

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Members of the Florida Aero Club flew to Venice, Florida February 19, 2017 for its monthly fly-out and lunch at Sharky’s On The Pier. Joining the club was Dave and Peggy Weiman of … Continue reading

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Smart Phone Found After Being Dropped From Aircraft

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 As Brian Petersburg of Decorah, Iowa, was flying his Flight Design CTLS from Iowa to Wisconsin last fall to pick up a friend, he decided to take a video of the Upper Iowa … Continue reading

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AOPA President To Be Keynote Speaker At Minnesota Seaplane Pilot Safety Seminar

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 BRAINERD, MINN. – AOPA President & CEO Mark R. Baker will be the keynote speaker for the Saturday evening banquet at the Minnesota Seaplane Pilot Safety Seminar, May 19-21, 2017 at Madden’s Resort … Continue reading

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John King Gets Medical Reinstated

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 ARLINGTON, VA. – It was ironic that John King of King Schools confirmed on March 8, 2017, just prior to the Robert A. Hoover Trophy ceremonies at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in … Continue reading

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