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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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The Wag-Aero Group Named Wisconsin Aviation Business of the Year By The Wisconsin Aviation Trades Association

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue The Wisconsin Aviation Trades Association (WATA) has named The Wag-Aero Group the “Wisconsin Aviation Business of the Year” for 2017 for more than 50 years of professional service to the aviation community … Continue reading

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Jeppesen & ForeFlight Form Alliance To Deliver Leading Apps & Flight Information To Pilots

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue ALEXANDRIA, VA. – Jeppesen, a Boeing Company and a leader in aviation navigation and operational efficiency solutions, and ForeFlight, the innovative provider of mobile and web aviation applications, have announced that the … Continue reading

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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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