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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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Joe Harris Chosen To Lead MAC’s Reliever Airports

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue Joe Harris, a long-time employee of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), was recently selected as the new director of Reliever Airports for the MAC. Harris was most recently the manager of the … Continue reading

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Brian Ryks Elected To National Airport Executives Board

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue Brian Ryks, executive director and CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) in the Twin Cities, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). … Continue reading

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Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation Seeks USPS Approval In 2022

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – An effort being made by the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation to petition the U.S. Postal Service to honor the late Robert A. “Bob” Hoover with a commemorative postage stamp … Continue reading

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National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue DAYTON, OHIO – On July 20, 1969, history was made during the Apollo 11 spaceflight as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. … Continue reading

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Revolutionary New Business Jet Design Delivers Intercontinental Range At $1 Per Nautical Mile & Will Still Land At Small GA Airports

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue BROOMFIELD, COLO. – Business jet design has been stagnating for decades – a simple tube with wings and two engines – one on each side. Granted, they vary in size, range, speed, … Continue reading

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