Archives: People

Rinker Celebrates 20 Years At Hanson

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – April/May 2021 issue SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – Matt Rinker, a resident project representative at Hanson Professional Services Inc., recently celebrated 20 years of service with the firm. Rinker, who joined the company in 2001, has … Continue reading

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Bourke Elected President of IAC

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 OSHKOSH, WIS. – Jim Bourke of Corvallis, Oregon, has been elected president of the International Aerobatic Club (IAC), a division of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), which is dedicated to the safety … Continue reading

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Scholarship Applications Now Available At Minnesota Pilots Association

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 MAPLE GROVE, MINN. – The MN Pilots Association has opened its application period for its three $2,000.00 aviation scholarships. The eligibility requirements are available on the MN Pilots Association website: https://www.mnpilots.org/ Two of … Continue reading

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Academy College Announces 2020 Sherm Booen Legacy Scholarship Recipients

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – Established in 2016 to celebrate Academy College’s 80th Anniversary, two $5,000 scholarships are awarded to degree-seeking students pursuing a professional pilot career in honor of the late, Sherm Booen, … Continue reading

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Here Comes The Bride & Groom Aviation-Style!

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 Brandon Bielefeldt and Ivy Lannigan were married October 10th, 2020 in a very unique and special way by flying to their wedding. Bielefeldt owns a 1968 Cessna 150 Commuter and the couple … Continue reading

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French “Jetman” Killed In Training Accident In Dubai

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 Frenchman Vince Reffet, part of the “Jetman” team which has performed groundbreaking stunts above Dubai using jetpacks and carbon-fibre wings, was killed in a training accident on November 17, 2020. The Jetmen … Continue reading

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Missouri Native & NATA Past President, Lawrence L. “Larry” Burian

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 The long-time president of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), Lawrence L. “Larry” Burian of Williamsburg, Va., passed away on December 23, 2020. He was 85. From his first solo flight at … Continue reading

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The First Pilot To Break The Sound Barrier, Chuck Yeager, Dies At 97

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 GRASS VALLEY, CALIF. – The first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound, Chuck Yeager, died December 7, 2020 at the age of 97. As a captain in the Air … Continue reading

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Amazing Flyer & Aircraft Restorer William M. “Bill” Amundson

December 24, 1928 – December 21, 2020 Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 On December 21, 2020, one of the nation’s premier vintage aircraft restorers, William M. “Bill” Amundson ” of Stoughton, Wisconsin, died three days short of … Continue reading

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Benjamin Seaton Receives Arrowhead Eagles Scholarship

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue GRAND MARAIS, MINN. – Benjamin Seaton has been chosen to receive the new Arrowhead Eagles Scholarship, the first scholarship offered by the Arrowhead Eagles Aviation Organization. Seaton is a … Continue reading

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