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Northland Community & Technical College Awarded $7 Million National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Grant

Grant to aid in the formation of the National Center for Autonomous Technologies. Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue Northland Community & Technical College, along with five other partner agencies, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) … Continue reading

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D-Day Squadron Makes Appearance At EAA AirVenture

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue OSHKOSH, WIS. – The D-Day Squadron, having successfully crossed the Atlantic with 15 C-47 and DC-3 aircraft, traveled to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 22-28, 2019 with 10 aircraft, to participate … Continue reading

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Living WWII Tuskegee Fighter Pilot’s Triumph Against Nazis Abroad & Racism At Home

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 issue WASHINGTON, DC – “Colored people aren’t accepted as airline pilots.” The “negro type has not the proper reflexes to make a first-class fighter pilot.” These were the degrading sentiments that faced eighteen-year-old … Continue reading

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Sebring Cancels U.S. Sport Aviation Expo

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue The annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo hosted at Sebring Regional Airport in Sebring, Florida since 2003, has been canceled effective immediately, as announced by the airport authority on May 30. The airport … Continue reading

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Work On MSP’s Long-Term Plan For 2040 Now Underway

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MINN. – This spring the staff at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP) started looking toward the future and have begun work on the long-term planning process for the airport. Creating … Continue reading

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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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