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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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The People & Aircraft of Wings of The North Museum

by Chuck Cravens Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue There is a historical jewel located at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. That gem is the “Wings of the North Museum,” which is dedicated to presenting and … Continue reading

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Realizing One’s Dreams of Flight Against All Odds

by Brandon Stevens Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue I’d be lying if I said I dreamt of becoming a pilot as a child. Truth is, I had very limited exposure to anything that flew. I wanted to … Continue reading

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South St. Paul Names New Airport Manager

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue SOUTH ST. PAUL, MINN. – Minnesota native Andrew Wall has returned home to manage South St. Paul Municipal Airport – Fleming Field. He succeeds Philip Tiedeman who joined the staff at the … Continue reading

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Twin & Turbine Appoints New Editor-in-Chief

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. – Twin & Turbine and VP Demand Creation Services has named Rebecca Groom Jacobs of Wichita, Kansas, Editor-in-Chief of Twin & Turbine Magazine, effective May 1. Jacobs succeeds Dianne … Continue reading

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Former Top Gun From Minnesota Perishes In Glider Accident

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue A glider accident on April 14, 2018, resulted in the death of former U.S. Navy Top Gun instructor, Tom Irlbeck, 74, of Bayport, Minnesota and Cape Coral, Florida. The cause of the … Continue reading

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Pan Am Clipper Pilot Celebrated Life & Appreciated Friends Paul A. Johns

(In Memoriam: October 11, 1913 – March 28, 2018) Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue IOLA, WIS. – The Central County Flyers celebrated the 104th birthday of one of their members – Paul Johns of Iola, Wisconsin – … Continue reading

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