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Aerospace Industry Mourns Passing of Rudy Frasca

  URBANA, ILL. – The international aerospace community is mourning the passing of aviation icon, Rudy Frasca, 89, who created the “Frasca” flight simulator.” Frasca passed away May 11, 2020 of natural causes. Rudy Frasca was born on April 19, … Continue reading

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Special Rules Established For Flying During Pandemic

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – May 1, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 30, 2020) – The FAA issued a special federal aviation regulation (SFAR) that provides blanket extensions of medical certificates and airman knowledge tests that would have expired between March 1 … Continue reading

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CORONAVIRUS UNCERTAINTY FORCES CANCELLATION OF EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2020

Health and safety of participants, volunteers primary concern Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine May 2020 EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (May 1, 2020) — The continuing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizers of the world’s largest fly-in … Continue reading

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Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association Safety Seminar Has Been Rescheduled!

BRAINERD, MINN. – The Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA) Safety Seminar scheduled for May 15-17, 2020 at Madden’s on Gull Lake has been rescheduled to September 18-20th, 2020. Due to schedule change the agenda/format of the weekend will change and may be different than it … Continue reading

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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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Minnesota Aviation Day at the Capitol CANCELED

The Minnesota Business Aviation Association, in response to guidance provided by the Minnesota Governor and Center for Disease Control (CDC), has canceled Aviation Day at the Capitol and postponed MBAA Safety Day 2020 until further notice. Refunds will be issued … Continue reading

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Sun ‘n Fun POSTPONED

LAKELAND, FLA. – The annual Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo, scheduled for March 31 – April 5, 2020, has been postponed until May 5 – 10, 2020 due to concerns over the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19.

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Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Banquet Rescheduled!

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – In light of the spread of the coronavirus disease, the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Banquet scheduled for April 18 at the MSP Intercontinental Hotel has been rescheduled for November 7, 2020. All associated banquet events, such as the plaque unveiling, are also be … Continue reading

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