Archives: Awards & Recognitions

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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Salina Snares National Aerobatic Contest

by Tim Unruh Salina Airport Authority Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue SALINA, KAN. – Local promoters are doing loop de loops over news that Salina Regional Airport will play host to the 2019 U.S. Aerobatic Championships in … Continue reading

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Airport Board Honors Midwest Flyer Magazine Contributing Editor, Dr. Bill Blank

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue LA CROSSE, WIS. – The City of La Crosse Regional Airport Aviation Board passed the following resolution recently, recognizing Dr. Bill Blank for his service to the airport. Whereas Bill Blank served … Continue reading

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WAI Announces 2019 Pioneer Hall of Fame Inductees

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue Women in Aviation International (WAI) has selected the 2019 inductees for its International Pioneer Hall of Fame. These women will be honored at the 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference during … Continue reading

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Harrison Ford Receives Hoover Trophy

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue Pilot, general aviation advocate, and actor, Harrison Ford, received the R.A. ‘Bob’ Hoover Trophy at the third annual reception presented by the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) in Washington, D.C., … Continue reading

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