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The Lady Behind The Voice of the Red Baron Stearman Squadron Margaret Mae (Fitch) Van Kempen

May 1, 1925 – September 10, 2018 Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue ALEXANDRIA, MINN. – Margaret Mae (Fitch) Van Kempen was born on May 1, 1925, in a farmhouse in Wood Lake, Minnesota to Gertrude (Sanders) … Continue reading

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CAF Red Tail Squadron Publishes Complete Tuskegee Airmen Pilot Roster Online

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue RED WING, MINN. – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, has published the first-ever, complete, up-to-date and searchable Tuskegee Airmen Pilot Roster available … Continue reading

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Keeping The Champ Alive!

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue Known by some as “The Stoughton Champ,” for the many years the 1946 Aeronca 7AC Champ (N84614) has been based at Matson Airport (2WI6) in Stoughton, Wisconsin, providing an economical means … Continue reading

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NATA Names New President

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue WASHINGTON, DC – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Board of Directors has named Gary Dempsey its new president to succeed Martin (Marty) H. Hiller, who assumed the role of NATAs … Continue reading

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Newby Joins Exclusive Aircraft

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. – Nick Newby, a graduate of Friends University in Wichita, Kan., has joined Exclusive Aircraft Sales as director of jet sales. Newby has 20 years of experience in domestic … Continue reading

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Completing Flight Training Back In The USA

by Sharon Thiry Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue EDITOR’S NOTE: Sharon Thiry, 25, of Cadzand, Holland was featured on the cover of the February/March 2018 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine with her 1943 Aeronca L-3 Defender. In … Continue reading

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Apollo Gilruth Continuum Award For Academic Excellence Recipients Named For 2018

Published In Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue DULUTH, MINN. – The top Gilruth Continuum aviation science students – Siri Pilate, Gina Udd, Lyvia Lyons, and Ellie Stumme – received the Apollo-Gilruth Continuum Award for academic excellence in the 2018 … Continue reading

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Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame To Induct Addis, Bradshaw, Frankl, Grace, Kinneberg, Schellinger & Stone

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame has completed its selection process for 2019. The following persons will be inducted at a spring 2019 banquet: Brian Addis – fixed base … Continue reading

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Former Controller & Public Relations Specialist To Be Inducted Into The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue MADISON, WIS. – Don Winkler of Madison, Wisconsin, will be inducted into the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame on October 20, 2018 at ceremonies to be held at the EAA AirVenture Museum … Continue reading

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Dranzik Up To The Challenge of Leading Two Metropolitan Airports

by Harold Mester Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue Brian Dranzik is the newly appointed Milwaukee County Airport Director, responsible for both of Milwaukee County’s airports, General Mitchell International Airport (KMKE) and Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport (KMWC) in … Continue reading

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