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Perseverance Pays Off For Organizers of Thunder On The Lakeshore!

Story & Photos by Geoff Sobering Three days of almost perfect air show weather greeted fans who flocked to Manitowoc County Airport, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, June 5-6, for the 2010 edition of “Thunder On The Lakeshore.” As usual, a great group … Continue reading

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Wondering Where The Future of Aviation Is? Wonder No More! Meet Ms. Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski

by Jim Bildilli SCHAUMBURG, ILL. – The Illinois Aviation Trades Association (IATA) honored Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski, a 16-year-old student from Chicago, for her commitment to pursue a career in aviation as well as her accomplishments thus far, during the Illinois … Continue reading

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Girls Day At The Airport

by Karen Workman It started with the excitement Kjersti saw in a young girl’s eyes when she learned that her favorite softball coach could fly an airplane! Word quickly spread among the team. The idea of a “Girls Day at the … Continue reading

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EAA Names Schapiro Senior Editor

OSHKOSH, WIS. – The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has named Stephen A. Schapiro of Chicago, Illinois, senior editor of publications effective July 2010. In his position Schapiro is responsible for editing EAA Sport Aviation. Schapiro is a graduate of American … Continue reading

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Young Aviators Camp Gives Students Lessons In Flight & Life

by Steve Schapiro The last student walked into the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) building at John H. Batten Field in Racine, Wisconsin, 15 minutes late. And he wasn’t the only one who wasn’t on time. With that, the eight high … Continue reading

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Wings of Hope

by Melissa Kinsey Several months ago, in a sparsely populated region of Nicaragua, Wings of Hope pilot Clint Hanley received a ham radio call requesting medical transport for a man in a remote village who had developed acute appendicitis. The … Continue reading

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Door County For Fall Colors

Pilots looking for a fall excursion should consider flying to Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport (3D2), Ephraim-Fish Creek, Wisconsin, in the Door County Peninsula. There are an array of activities, from water sports, bicycling miles of bike trails, golfing, fine and casual dining, … Continue reading

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Pilot Has Passion For Flight Training, But Loves Cows Too!

RUSH CITY, MINN. – There is something to say about learning to fly in a small, rural community versus a big city. There is very little air traffic at a small town airport, so getting down the basics, practicing touch … Continue reading

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North American B-25 Mitchells Gather For 68th Doolittle Reunion

The National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, hosted the 68th reunion of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. Museum Director Major General Charles D. Metcalf, United States Air Force (USAF), Ret., said: … Continue reading

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Performer Pride Prevails At Price County Fly-In & Air Show

PHILLIPS, WIS. – There was someone obviously missing at this year’s Price County Fly-In & Air Show, July 2-3, 2010, Price County Airport, Phillips, Wisconsin. Air show performer, Joe Dooley, 56, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, who nurtured the show from its … Continue reading

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