Archives: Awards & Recognitions

Dorothy Cochrane To Receive 2020 Katharine Wright Trophy

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue WASHINGTON, DC – The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has selected Dorothy Cochrane, curator at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, to receive the 2020 “Katharine Wright Trophy.” The trophy was established … Continue reading

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Aviation Scholarship Opportunity Presented To Springfield Resident by Local EAA Chapter 770

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – Parris Fromm of Springfield, Illinois, has received a full scholarship for flight training, thanks to EAA Chapter 770, and the Ray Aviation Scholarship program, which is administered by the … Continue reading

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Van Brunt Named Minneapolis FSDO “CFI of the Year”

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue LAKEVILLE, MINN. – Paul Van Brunt of Lakeville, Minnesota, has been named the 2020 “CFI of the Year” by Minneapolis Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) GL15. He also received the FSDO’s “FAAST … Continue reading

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EAA Honors Five Aviators At Hall of Fame

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue OSHKOSH, WIS. – The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) recognized the contributions made by five members to the world of flight, as they were inducted into the EAA Sport Aviation Halls of Fame, … Continue reading

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BPT Mourns Aviation Maintenance “Superstar,” Dave Monti

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 It is with a heavy heart that Bonanza Baron Pilot Training, Inc. (BPT) announces the passing of Jon David (Dave) Monti, BPT Director of Maintenance, on September 27, 2019. Dave Monti was … Continue reading

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Academy College Announces 2019 Sherm Booen Legacy Scholarship Recipient

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 issue BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – Established in 2016 to celebrate Academy College’s 80th Anniversary, the “Sherm Booen Legacy Scholarship” provides $10,000 for a student pursuing a professional pilot career in honor of aviation … Continue reading

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FAA Presents National General Aviation Awards To Three Entrepreneurs At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue OSHKOSH, WIS. – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) General Aviation Awards were presented this year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 22-28, 2019, to three entrepreneurs: Gary Reeves, founder and owner of PilotSafety.org, … Continue reading

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Applications For Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Scholarships Now Being Accepted!

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue The Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame (MAHF) wishes to remind the aviation community that the deadline for applying for its 2020 aviation scholarships is December 31, 2019. This past spring, the Minnesota … Continue reading

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Independence Municipal Airport Re-Dedicated James H. Connell Field

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue INDEPENDENCE, IOWA – The City of Independence, Iowa, alongside the Connell family, held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house, April 13, 2019, to officially rename the local airport “James H. Connell … Continue reading

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Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame Inducts Addis, Bradshaw, Frankl, Grace, Kinneberg, Schellinger & Stone

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – More than 400 people gathered to honor this year’s inductees at the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame, April 27, 2019, at the Double Tree By Hilton Hotel in Bloomington, … Continue reading

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