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Insurance Professional, Jeff Rasmussen

August 28, 1970 – March 29, 2020 MADISON, WIS. – Aviation insurance agent, J. Jeffery Rasmussen, 49, of Merrimac, Wisconsin, passed away on March 29, 2020, following a short, but courageous battle with cancer. Rasmussen served as the president and … Continue reading

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Sun ’n Fun Canceled For 2020

Published on www.midwestflyer.com – April 2, 2020 LAKELAND, FLA. – After initially postponing Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Sun ’n Fun President & CEO John Leenhouts announced April 1, 2020, that the event originally scheduled … Continue reading

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FAA Eases Pilots’ Medical Certificate Policy In Light of Coronavirus

Published in midwestflyer.com – March 27, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2020) – The FAA took decisive action on March 26 to protect pilots whose livelihoods faced further disruption, in the form of expiring certifications, during the global coronavirus pandemic. … Continue reading

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Van Brunt Named Minneapolis FSDO “CFI of the Year”

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue LAKEVILLE, MINN. – Paul Van Brunt of Lakeville, Minnesota, has been named the 2020 “CFI of the Year” by Minneapolis Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) GL15. He also received the FSDO’s “FAAST … Continue reading

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A Flight To End Polio

Photos republished with permission © 2020, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue If you ask Peter Teahen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, why he is flying a single-engine airplane around the world, he will … Continue reading

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New Director At MidAmerica St. Louis Airport

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue MASCOUTAH, ILL. – The St. Clair County Public Building Commission (PBC), which oversees the operations at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (KBLV) in Mascoutah, Ill., has announced that Bryan Johnson has been selected … Continue reading

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Illinois To Update Its Aviation Systems Plan & Economic Impact Report

by Clayton Stambaugh, James Bildilli & Zach DeVeau Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue After nearly 25 years, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has embarked on a project to analyze the current Illinois Aviation System Plan (IASP) … Continue reading

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Piper Aircraft Increases Deliveries Worldwide!

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue VERO BEACH, FLA. – Piper Aircraft, Inc. has announced a 27% increase in aircraft deliveries for 2019. The continued growth was driven by a 70% YOY increase of Piper Archer single-engine, primary … Continue reading

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Northern Minnesota Airport Faces Possible Closure, Seeks Support From Midwest Aviation Community

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue ISLE, MINN. – Membership in the Isle Airport Association has increased to 140 members, the organization had an extremely successful fly-in breakfast this past year, a survey was completed recently that proved … Continue reading

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Training I Hope I Never Need To Use But Glad I Experienced

by Yasmina Soria Platt Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue I recently participated in Survival Systems USA’s Aviation Survival and Egress Training (ASET) 3 course in Groton, Connecticut, where we learned how to survive an unsuccessful water landing. … Continue reading

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