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Piper Aircraft Steps Up To Help Stop Spread of COVID-19

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue VERO BEACH, FLA. – Piper Aircraft, Inc. is now making protective gear to help support the growing needs of the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach, Fla. Additionally, Piper is … Continue reading

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Meet Mark Graczykowski

Airport Program Engineer Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue Mark Graczykowski has spent the past several months working to transition into his new role as Airport Program Engineer for the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics … Continue reading

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Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Al Wilkening

February 1, 1946 – April 8, 2020 Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue Former Wisconsin National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Al Wilkening, 74, passed away peacefully April 8, 2020 at his home in Brooklyn, Wisconsin after … Continue reading

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Judge Leineweber Appointed A Wisconsin Supreme Court Referee

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue Former Richland County Circuit Judge Ed Leineweber has been appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to preside as a referee over attorney regulatory matters under the supervision of the Supreme Court. In … Continue reading

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Altitude Adjustment: Two Wisconsin Pilots Set Their Careers by the Altimeter

by Jim Neidert Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue Two Wisconsin pilots, Tom Ricchio from Iola and Tom Hegy from Hartland, have seen the earth from very different perspectives over their combined 71,000 hours of flying time. Their … Continue reading

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Aerospace Industry Mourns Passing of Rudy Frasca

  URBANA, ILL. – The international aerospace community is mourning the passing of aviation icon, Rudy Frasca, 89, who created the “Frasca” flight simulator.” Frasca passed away May 11, 2020 of natural causes. Rudy Frasca was born on April 19, … Continue reading

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Insurance Professional, Jeff Rasmussen

August 28, 1970 – March 29, 2020 MADISON, WIS. – Aviation insurance agent, J. Jeffery Rasmussen, 49, of Merrimac, Wisconsin, passed away on March 29, 2020, following a short, but courageous battle with cancer. Rasmussen served as the president and … Continue reading

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A Flight To End Polio

Photos republished with permission © 2020, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue If you ask Peter Teahen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, why he is flying a single-engine airplane around the world, he will … Continue reading

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New Director At MidAmerica St. Louis Airport

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue MASCOUTAH, ILL. – The St. Clair County Public Building Commission (PBC), which oversees the operations at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (KBLV) in Mascoutah, Ill., has announced that Bryan Johnson has been selected … Continue reading

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Fond Farewell

From Kathy Vesely Assistant Director, MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue In the year 2000, already 22 years into my MnDOT career, I applied for a transfer to the Airport Development Section (ADS) of the Aeronautics … Continue reading

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