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NATA Applauds Final Passage of Comprehensive FAA Legislation Addressing General & Business Aviation Issues

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2024 Digital Issue WASHINGTON, DC – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) applauds the final passage of the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act (H.R. 3935) on May 15, 2024 – … Continue reading

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“The Mooney Guy”

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2024 Digital Issue In the world of aviation, where every flight tells a story of passion and perseverance, Don Plooster of Forest Lake, Minnesota, stands out as a living legend. A man who took … Continue reading

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34th Annual Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Honored Some of Minnesota’s Finest!

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2024 Digital Issue The 34th Annual Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame was held April 20, 2024, at the Mystic Lake Center in Prior Lake, Minnesota.  Inductees included the following individuals: Paul F. Dye, who … Continue reading

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MAC’s CEO Brian Ryks Selected for Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO List

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2024 Digital Issue MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, Minn. — Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) Chief Executive Officer Brian Ryks has been selected by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal for its 2024 Most Admired CEO list. Each year … Continue reading

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Minnesota Aviation Trades Association Annual Meeting

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2024 Digital Issue The Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA) holds its annual meeting during the Minnesota Airports Conference, and presents its scholarships at that time. Receiving the MATA Scholarships were Augie Gulbranson of Brandon, … Continue reading

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A Report On The 2024 Minnesota Airports Conference

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2024 Digital Issue It is tradition to rotate the annual Minnesota Airports Conference around the state to different host airports and communities. Last year, the conference was held in Alexandria, Minnesota. … Continue reading

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Dick Weeden – 1932-2024

Pilot, Aircraft Technician & Inspector, Family Man, Leader and Friend Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2024 Digital Issue EAA Chapter 431 charter member and first president, Richard (Dick) Marvin Weeden, passed away May 7, 2024, at the age of … Continue reading

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Symphony In The Skies: A Harmonious Fusion of Music and Aviation

by Timberly Kazmarek Marbes Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2024 Digital Issue On a balmy July afternoon last summer, a 32,000 square foot hangar at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (KGRB) transformed into a symphonic haven, resonating with … Continue reading

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Tenants Rally To Save Wisconsin Airport

by Rod Kleiss Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2024 Digital Issue I moved my gear business from Minnesota to Grantsburg, Wisconsin in 2004 because I needed more space, and at the time Wisconsin offered a greater incentive for small … Continue reading

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New aircraft registration system provides one-stop service online

by Julie Carr MnDOT Aeronautics – Business Section Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2024 Digital Issue In Minnesota, all aircraft are registered with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, through MnDOT Aeronautics. There are more than 9,200 registered aircraft in … Continue reading

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