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Bill Rewey Celebration of Life

Bill Rewey Celebration of Life has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 29th, 2019, beginning at 10:00 A.M. at Sugar Ridge Airport (WS62), 7550 Sugar Ridge, Verona, WI 53593: 608-692-9597 or 608-845-6230. All friends are welcomed to attend and share this information. Thank … Continue reading

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Bill Rewey Memorial Service – Postponed

Bill Rewey Memorial Service  – Postponed memorial service for this Saturday, May 18, at Sugar Ridge Airport for Bill Rewey. Received word from the Rewey family that due to unforeseen circumstances, the memorial is being rescheduled. The new date has … Continue reading

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Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame To Induct Davis, the Frantzes, Mueller, Outland & Powers

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue The Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame (IAHoF) has selected Stephen Davis, Robert and Ruth Frantz, Keith Mueller, Everett Earl Outland and Doug Powers for 2019 induction May 7 at the Holiday Inn … Continue reading

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Iowa Woman Breaks Hot Air Balloon Records The Hard Way

FARGO, N.D. – Kim Magee of Swisher, Iowa, broke three hot air balloon records on January 19, 2019, launching from the fairgrounds in West Fargo, North Dakota. She flew approximately 62 miles southeast, reached an altitude of approximately 10,243 feet, … Continue reading

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Indiana School Teacher To Receive 2019 Alan Shepard Technology In Education Award

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – Jill Gilford, an Earth and Space Science Teacher at Twin Lakes High School in Monticello, Indiana., has been selected to receive the 2019 Alan Shepard Technology in Education … Continue reading

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Batten International Airport Manager Retires After 28 Years of Service

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue RACINE, WIS. – After more than 28 years, David Mann retired as airport manager of Batten International Airport in Racine, Wis., effective March 1, 2019. Assistant airport manager, Matt Dean, replaced Mann … Continue reading

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Dale Klapmeier To Step Down As Cirrus Aircraft CEO

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue DULUTH, MINN. – Cirrus Aircraft has announced that Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and National Aviation Hall of Fame inductee, Dale Klapmeier, will be stepping down from his current executive position within the … Continue reading

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Doug Nehls – A Lifetime of Service

  Few people nowadays can say they have been employed by the same employer for their entire professional career. Likewise, there are few employers who can say they have retained employees for 30-plus years. But such is the case with … Continue reading

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Mr. Pietenpol, Bill Rewey… Famed Aircamper Homebuilder Turns A Page

by Ed Leineweber Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue Maybe you noticed the ad on the bulletin board of your local airport: For Sale ’94 Pietenpol Aircamper NX17WR. Whether you realized it or not, if you saw that … Continue reading

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Bill Rewey… Pilot, Aircraft Builder, Friend

11/23/1927 – 2/11/2019 Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue Pilot, aircraft builder, EAA member and friend, William (Bill) M. Rewey, 91, of Verona, Wisconsin, passed away February 11, 2019. A celebration of a life well lived will be … Continue reading

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