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Mélanie Astles Named France Unlimited Aerobatic Female Champion

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue Michelin-sponsored aerobatic pilot, Mélanie Astles, has won the 2020 title of “France Unlimited Aerobatic Female Champion” at competition in Châteauroux, September 16-23, 2020. She flew her Extra 330 F-HMEL … Continue reading

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EAA Mourns Death of Audrey Poberezny

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN (November 1, 2020) – Statement from Jack J. Pelton, Experimental Aircraft Association CEO and Chairman of the Board, on the death of Audrey Poberezny, … Continue reading

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MAC Extends Runway & Creates New Taxiway At Minneapolis Crystal Airport To Raise Airport’s Profile & Enhance Accessibility

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – A major runway extension and other airfield improvements have been completed at Crystal Airport (KMIC), in the northwest metro area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, which will benefit … Continue reading

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Vision Films & Action Aviation Reach New Heights With “One More Orbit” Deal

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue LOS ANGELES (August 18, 2020) – Vision Films Inc. (“Vision”) has announced it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the “One More Orbit” documentary from Action Aviation. The feature-length film documents the … Continue reading

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Peace Pilot Completes Pole-to-Pole Circumnavigation During Pandemic

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue “Peace Pilot” Robert DeLaurentis returns home having set multiple aviation records and learning first-hand what it means to be a “Citizen of the World.” SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (August 10, 2020 ) – … Continue reading

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Bruce Landsberg Continues As NTSB Vice Chairman

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg has been designated by President Donald Trump to continue to serve in that position for a new term of … Continue reading

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High School Student Gets Private Pilot Certificate Flying STEM Project Aircraft

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue WESTOSHA, WIS. – On July 11, 2020 – just 7 days after his 17th birthday –Travis Senft, a student at Central High School in Westosha, Wisconsin, passed the flight test for his … Continue reading

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National Aviation Hall of Fame President/CEO Amy Spowart Appointed To Newly-Formed Women In Aviation Advisory Board

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue DAYTON, OHIO – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has appointed National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) President and CEO Amy Spowart to the newly-formed “Women in Aviation Advisory Board” (WIAAB), which … Continue reading

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EAA Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet Goes Virtual For 2020

Apollo 13 commander, James Lovell, is special guest for December 10th event Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue OSHKOSH, WIS. – The Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) annual Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet, which has brought some of the world’s … Continue reading

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First Pilot To Fly Without Arms Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act By Taking The U.S. Senator Who Sponsored The Bill, Flying!

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue On July 24, 2020, Jessica Cox of Tucson, Arizona, the world’s first pilot born without arms, took former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) flying in her rudderless 1946 Ercoupe at Frederick Municipal … Continue reading

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