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National Aviation Hall Of Fame Inductees For 2012

DAYTON, OHIO – The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has announced that the 2012 inductees will be as follows: • Geraldyn “Jerrie” Cobb, a record-setting pilot who learned to fly at age 12 and became the first and only … Continue reading

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Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame To Honor Aviation Writer & Artist of the Year

BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – Honors for “Best Aviation Writing” by a Minnesotan for 2012 will be given to Paul Sailer of Wadena, Minn., for his biography of Hall of Fame inductee, Donald Beerbower. The selection committee felt that the book is … Continue reading

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MnDOT’S Janese Thatcher Named AMT of the Year

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Janese Thatcher, Manager of Aviation Education, Safety, and Training for the MnDOT Office of Aeronautics, was selected by the National General Aviation Awards Committee as the recipient of the 2012 Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) of the … Continue reading

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Cofounder of Wag-Aero Dies Unexpectedly

LYONS, WIS. – Richard (Dick) H. Wagner, 74, cofounder of Wag-Aero, Inc., passed away unexpectedly on January 1, 2012, at his residence in Lyons, Wisconsin. Wagner was born on August 20, 1937 in Burlington, Wisconsin, and was one of the … Continue reading

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Letters To The Editor

Dave: Thanks for the great article on Jeff Baum (Oct/Nov 2011). I learned several things about Jeff I did not know. I’ve known Jeff ever since he started in the FBO business. While at the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics, Jeff … Continue reading

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2012 Bahamas & Caribbean Pilot’s Guide

BAHAMAS – This 34th edition of the 2012 Bahamas & Caribbean Pilot’s Guide is now available. This 400-page spiral bound pilot’s guide is a great source of information on airports, sites to see, and accommodations. The pilot’s guide is available … Continue reading

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Piper Aircraft Indefinitely Suspends Light Jet Development

VERO BEACH, FLA. (October 24, 2011) – Piper Aircraft Inc. has indefinitely suspended further development of the “Piper Altaire” business jet following a review to align the company’s business goals with the light jet market outlook, investment strategies and overall … Continue reading

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General Aviation Industry Prepares For An Unleaded Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has formally begun the regulatory process required by the Clean Air Act that may ultimately result in standards mandating the industry’s transition to unleaded aviation gasoline (avgas). The EPA has issued an … Continue reading

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Mayor Supports Local Airport

BARABOO, WIS. – All too often, local politicians do not support their local airport, claiming that airplanes based there are only toys for rich people. But not so in Baraboo, Wisconsin, where Mayor Patrick Liston says that the airport is … Continue reading

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Demo Flight Turns Into Lifelong Career For Dee Price Of Des Moines Flying Service

DES MOINES, IOWA – As a little girl, Dee Price, Vice President of Sales Administration at Des Moines Flying Service (DMFS) and Hondajet Midwest at Des Moines International Airport, always thought she wanted to learn to fly. She thought she … Continue reading

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