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Red Bull Cancels Air Race Series After 2019 Season

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue Red Bull, the beverage company that sponsors high-energy sports ranging from motorcycle racing to cliff diving, has canceled the Red Bull Air Race World Championship series after the 2019 European season, as … Continue reading

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SAFECON 2019 @ Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue The National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) held its SAFECON 2019 event, May 13-18, at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville, Wisconsin. The event was hosted by the University of Wisconsin. The chief … Continue reading

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Lofty Aspirations: Airport Celebrates 80 Years of Commercial Flights

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue MADISON, WIS. – When the first commercial airline flights departed Madison, Wisconsin in 1939, no one could have imagined how air travel would take off over the next eight decades. Back then, … Continue reading

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Transforming A 1920s Historic Aviation Research Landmark Into A State-of-the-Art Aviation Laboratory

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue Building 19 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), located just east of Dayton, Ohio, has a rich history, which includes Orville Wright’s participation in the commissioning of one of the world’s most … Continue reading

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Teenager Aspires To Become A Pilot, Mechanic & Engineer Thanks To EAA Chapter & Ray Aviation Scholarship

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue Addison Geer, 16, of Hustisford, Wisconsin, is homeschool and just completed her sophomore year in high school. Last December, she was hired by Eric Nelson at Beaver Aviation at Dodge County Airport … Continue reading

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Ray Aviation Scholarships… Providing A Major Boost For Youth

OSHKOSH, WIS. – The first “Ray Aviation Scholarship” recipients have been announced. The program, which involves $1 million in scholarships each year, is managed by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and administered through its chapter network, which identifies candidates and … Continue reading

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Cirrus Now At St. Paul Downtown Airport

All photos by Randy Arneson, except where otherwise noted. Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue ST. PAUL, MINN. – Approximately 200 Cirrus aircraft owners, pilots and interested guests attended the “Cirrus Now” event at Signature Flight Support at … Continue reading

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Minnesota Aviation Trades Association Creates Mentorship Program For Member Businesses

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue The Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA) has a “mentorship program,” which is available exclusively to member businesses, whose owners or managers need some advice or guidance on various business matters from time … Continue reading

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Cirrus Aircraft Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue DULUTH, MINN. & KNOXVILLE, TENN. – Cirrus Aircraft has announced that Zean Nielsen has been selected to succeed cofounder Dale Klapmeier as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Nielsen has held senior … Continue reading

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Longtime Iowa Aviation Director

Michelle Fletcher McEnany July 7, 1966 – June 23, 2019 Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue DES MOINES, IOWA – Long-time Office of Aviation director, Michelle Fletcher McEnany, passed away June 23, 2019. McEnany served as the director … Continue reading

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