Archives: People

Duluth to the Moon

by Sandra Ettestad Founder & President, Duluth Aviation Institute Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue DULUTH, MINN. – Like many great accomplishments, the goal began with one small step that became one giant leap for all mankind. In … Continue reading

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The Einarson Family of International Falls Celebrates The Lives of Francis & Joyce Einarson

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MINN. – Family and friends are celebrating the lives of two iconic figures in aviation, Francis William Einarson, 91, died May 10, 2019, and Joyce Lucille Einarson, 88, died May … Continue reading

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Early Minnesota Aviatrix – Mary Jane Rice – Remembered!

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue WILLMAR, MINN. – Mary Jane Rice, 99, of Willmar, Minnesota, passed away July 17, 2019. She was born to Agda and Guy Leasman in Hector, Minn., on August 29, 1919. She married … Continue reading

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Inspiring Flight Instructor & Columnist, Lynnwood “Woody” K. Minar

March 14, 1949 – July 3, 2019 Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue ST. CROIX FALLS, WIS. – Well-known flight instructor, designated pilot examiner, and writer, Lynnwood “Woody” K. Minar, 70, of St. Crox Falls, Wisconsin, passed away … Continue reading

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Cirrus Aircraft Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue DULUTH, MINN. & KNOXVILLE, TENN. – Cirrus Aircraft has announced that Zean Nielsen has been selected to succeed cofounder Dale Klapmeier as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Nielsen has held senior … Continue reading

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Longtime Iowa Aviation Director

Michelle Fletcher McEnany July 7, 1966 – June 23, 2019 Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue DES MOINES, IOWA – Long-time Office of Aviation director, Michelle Fletcher McEnany, passed away June 23, 2019. McEnany served as the director … Continue reading

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Joe Harris Chosen To Lead MAC’s Reliever Airports

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue Joe Harris, a long-time employee of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), was recently selected as the new director of Reliever Airports for the MAC. Harris was most recently the manager of the … Continue reading

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Brian Ryks Elected To National Airport Executives Board

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue Brian Ryks, executive director and CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) in the Twin Cities, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). … Continue reading

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Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation Seeks USPS Approval In 2022

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – An effort being made by the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation to petition the U.S. Postal Service to honor the late Robert A. “Bob” Hoover with a commemorative postage stamp … Continue reading

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Cheri Rohlfing… Wife, Mom, Airline Pilot, Educator & Volunteer

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue Cheri Rohlfing of Cleveland, Minnesota, first became interested in aviation while taking an Aerospace Science class her junior year in high school in Elk River, Minnesota. That summer she … Continue reading

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