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Greatness Finds Company… Richard I. Bong Airport & The William Amorde Terminal

SUPERIOR, WIS. – The City of Superior, Wisconsin, named its airport and its airport terminal building after two aviators who have contributed greatly to aviation – World War II Medal of Honor recipient Richard I. Bong, and airport manager, fixed … Continue reading

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Duluth Sky Harbor Airport… Serving A Specific Need For GA

DULUTH, MINN. – When you look at an aeronautical chart and see three airports within close proximity to one another along a border between two states, one may conclude that they are a result of wasteful government spending. But that’s … Continue reading

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In The Land of Lincoln… Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport is located in the heart of Sangamon County, Illinois, approximately 3 miles north of the city of Springfield, Illinois. The original development at Capital Airport was initiated in 1946 and completed in 1947 as the result … Continue reading

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Blue Waters & Sunshine Greet Seaplane Pilots In Brainerd

BRAINERD, MINN. – Flying took precedence at the annual Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Safety Seminar & Fly-In, May 6-8, 2011, at Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake near Brainerd, Minnesota. The Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association (MSPA) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation, … Continue reading

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Honda Aircraft Company – Poised For Production, Poised For Success!

by Dave Weiman Technology in aircraft designs is going gangbusters right now with the research and development of several new light jets by different manufacturers. Only time will tell which manufacturers survive and prosper, but there are already indications as … Continue reading

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Aviation Artist, Michelle Rouch

by Esta-Ann Elliott Seven years and one month after the Wright Brothers made their first flight, Eugene B. Ely, racecar driver, chauffeur, car salesman and self-taught pilot, made naval aviation history by being the first pilot to land an airplane … Continue reading

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What’s A Sikorsky Weekend?

by Jim Bildilli Anyone remotely familiar with aviation recognizes the name “Sikorsky” as the surname of the individual responsible for the creation and subsequent evolution of the practical helicopter. But did you know that there’s a place where you can … Continue reading

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