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Blackhawk Airways Founder & Hall of Famer, Dick Wixom

September 29, 1929 – October 17, 2021 Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – December 2021/January 2022 Online Issue James Richard “Dick” Wixom, 92, died of heart failure on October 17, 2021, in the care of Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. … Continue reading

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Son of U-2 Spy Plane Pilot Speaks At EAA Chapter Meeting

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – December 2021/January 2022 Online Issue EAA Chapter 25 in Lakeville, Minnesota, sponsored a banquet October 3, 2021, featuring guest speaker, Gary Powers, Jr., son of Francis Gary Powers, Sr., who was shot down over … Continue reading

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Shelly Simi To Receive 2021 Brewer Trophy For Aerospace Education

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – December 2021/January 2022 Online Issue WASHINGTON, DC – The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has announced that Shelly Simi has been selected the recipient of the 2021 Frank G. Brewer Trophy. The trophy was established … Continue reading

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UND Aerospace Hall of Fame Inductees Recognized During Homecoming Week

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – December 2021/January 2022 Online Issue GRAND FORKS, N.D. – On October 22, 2021, the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences recognized seven distinguished alumni as the latest inductees in the UND Aerospace Hall … Continue reading

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31st Annual Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame

Photos by Randy Arneson Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – December 2021/January 2022 Online Issue BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies was held October 30, 2021, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington – Minneapolis … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame 2021

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – December 2021/January 2022 Online Issue OSHKOSH, WIS. – The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame banquet was held October 23, 2021, at the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. “Individually, those inducted have accomplished a … Continue reading

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Gipson & Yodice To Lead EAA Legal Advisory Council

Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine Online October/November 2021 Issue OSHKOSH, WIS. – Attorneys Ronnie Gipson of Memphis, Tennessee, and Kathy Yodice of Potomac, Maryland, who are both pilots and have extensive experience in aviation law, have been named chair and … Continue reading

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A Distinguished Pilot & Mechanic Retires

by Harold Green Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine Online October/November 2021 Issue One of the unique aspects of general aviation is the people who have made it a career. Usually these are people who, for their own reasons, have no … Continue reading

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The Volunteers of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

by Harold Green Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine Online October/November 2021 Issue This year was a watershed year for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021, following the Covid hiatus of 2020. Not only did attendance reach very acceptable heights, the attitude of … Continue reading

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A Celebration of Aviation History & Friendship

Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine Online October/November 2021 Issue Celebrating the release of Field Morey’s new book, “Four Years Above the Earth” at the Boathouse Restaurant in Minocqua, Wisconsin, August 6, 2021, were (L/R) Dave and Peggy Weiman of Midwest … Continue reading

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