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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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Letter From Esta-Ann Elliott Schapiro

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue Dear Dave & Peggy:         Thank you for your warm tribute to Jack; it was greatly appreciated (February/March 2019 MFM). It brought back many good memories of AOPA and … Continue reading

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Sculptor of EAA’s Compass Hill Statues “Directions” Dies

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue TACOMA, WASH. – Nationally renowned sculptor and painter, Larry Wayne Anderson, 78, of Tacoma, Washington, died October 18, 2018 at his home in Bonney Lake after a long illness. Anderson was best … Continue reading

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Shelly Simi Named NASAO President/CEO

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue WASHINGTON, DC – The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) has named Shelly Simi its new President and CEO. In this capacity, Simi will work closely with the NASAO Board of … Continue reading

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Writer of Longest-Ever Running Aviation Column In A Mainstream Newspaper Dies At 94

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue Aviation columnist, Jack Elliott Schapiro, of Warren, N.J., passed away November 20, 2018 at the age of 94. Known professionally and in the aviation community by his pen name, Jack Elliott, he … Continue reading

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U-2 Spy Plane Memorial Honors Wisconsin Pilot

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue On January 31, 1980, U.S. Air Force pilot, Captain Edward I. Beaumont of Brantwood, Wisconsin, was on a training flight flying the U-2 Spy Plane near Oroville, California. He was in the … Continue reading

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The Lady Behind The Voice of the Red Baron Stearman Squadron Margaret Mae (Fitch) Van Kempen

May 1, 1925 – September 10, 2018 Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue ALEXANDRIA, MINN. – Margaret Mae (Fitch) Van Kempen was born on May 1, 1925, in a farmhouse in Wood Lake, Minnesota to Gertrude (Sanders) … Continue reading

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