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Dorothy Cochrane To Receive 2020 Katharine Wright Trophy

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue WASHINGTON, DC – The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has selected Dorothy Cochrane, curator at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, to receive the 2020 “Katharine Wright Trophy.” The trophy was established … Continue reading

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Antique Airplane Association Founder & President, Robert Leo Taylor

July 2, 1924 – June 20, 2020 Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2002 issue Ottumwa, Iowa – Robert (Bob) L. Taylor, 95, founder and president of the Antique Airplane Association (AAA), and cofounder and chairman of the Airpower Museum … Continue reading

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Aerospace Industry Mourns Passing of Rudy Frasca

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue 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. … Continue reading

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The Person Who Gave EAA Its B-17 − Bill Harrison

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue The late William (Bill) E. Harrison, EAA Lifetime Member (16556) and Warbirds Member (261), is the person who generously donated the B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in 1983. … Continue reading

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Ryan Thayer Named Executive Director of Fargo Air Museum

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue FARGO, ND – The Fargo Air Museum has named Ryan J. Thayer executive director, replacing Jackie Williams who departed in January. Thayer is responsible for guiding the museum into the future by … Continue reading

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Jessica Cox Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act With A Flight With Former U.S. Senator Tom Hawkins (D-IA)

On July 24, 2020, Jessica Cox of Tucson, Arizona, the world’s first pilot born without arms, will fly former Senator Tom Harkin (retired, Dem-Iowa) for a flight in her 1946 Ercoupe at AOPA’s home airport, Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, Maryland (KFDK). This … Continue reading

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Former Minnesota Aeronautics Director, Ray Rought, Passes Away

Age 72 of Forest Lake. Passed away peacefully on July 6, with family by his side. Raymond was born January 5, 1948 in Fremont, Michigan to Levirn and Jean Rought. Raymond married Carol (DeLong) on September 6, 1969 in Fremont. … Continue reading

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Piper Aircraft Steps Up To Help Stop Spread of COVID-19

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue VERO BEACH, FLA. – Piper Aircraft, Inc. is now making protective gear to help support the growing needs of the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach, Fla. Additionally, Piper is … Continue reading

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Meet Mark Graczykowski

Airport Program Engineer Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue Mark Graczykowski has spent the past several months working to transition into his new role as Airport Program Engineer for the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics … Continue reading

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Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Al Wilkening

February 1, 1946 – April 8, 2020 Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue Former Wisconsin National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Al Wilkening, 74, passed away peacefully April 8, 2020 at his home in Brooklyn, Wisconsin after … Continue reading

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