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2018 American Airlines-SIUC Aviation Career Day

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue CARBONDALE, ILL. – American Airlines flew some 120 students from Chicago area high schools on April 28, 2018 to Carbondale, Illinois in an MD-82 to visit the Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) … Continue reading

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Southern Illinois University Upgrades Fleet

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue CARBONDALE, ILL. – The aviation management and flight program at Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale on Southern Illinois Airport is upgrading its fleet of aircraft with three new Piper Arrows equipped with … Continue reading

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High Schools Urged To Apply For Free Aviation Curriculum

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2018 issue The Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) is inviting high schools to apply for AOPA’s free, innovative, aviation-based, ninth-grade science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum. The ninth-grade courses are the first … Continue reading

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Flight Training Scholarship Applications Now Open!

The AOPA Foundation and the You Can Fly High School Aviation Initiative are helping high school students and AOPA members, ages 15 and up, reach their aviation goals through the 2018 Flight Training Scholarship Program. To learn about all of … Continue reading

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New Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research Facility At UND Aerospace

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota’s (UND) Robin Hall opened last year as the tallest building in Grand Forks and the headquarters for the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) programs … Continue reading

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The EAA/DAHER International Scholarship Experience

by Michelle Peterson Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 Seven weeks, three countries, two world-renowned airshows, and experience working at a top-tier aviation manufacturer… How does one begin to describe the experience of a lifetime? In April of this … Continue reading

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GAMA/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge Winners Build Glasair Sportsman

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 WASHINGTON, DC – Students and their teacher from Olney High School in Olney, Texas, won an all-expenses-paid trip to Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington, to spend two weeks building a Glasair Sportsman airplane, … Continue reading

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Western Michigan University Celebrates Launch of Punta Gorda Aviation Program

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue PUNTA GORDA, FLA. – Western Michigan University’s (WMU) leadership and community officials gathered April 13, 2017, to celebrate WMU’s Charlotte County Aviation Collective and the launch of its aviation flight science program … Continue reading

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High School Focuses Curriculum Around Flying

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue FAIRFAX, Minn., July 6, 2017 – The new Ross Shaw Sterling Aviation High School in Houston offers students the opportunity to attend a high school that focuses its curriculum around flying, including … Continue reading

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William T. Piper Scholarship Recipient Selected

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue VERO BEACH, FLA. – Piper Aircraft has announced that Vero Beach High School senior, Lorena Molina of Vero Beach, Florida, has received the annual William T. Piper Scholarship. For more than 20 … Continue reading

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