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Experimental, Amateur-Built Fatal Accident Total Drops Again, Below FAA Not-To-Exceed Goal

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 OSHKOSH, WIS. – Safety totals for experimental amateur-built aircraft continued the decade-long improvement trend in 2020, as fatal accident totals finished below the Federal Aviation Administration not-to-exceed number for the 12 months … Continue reading

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Purdue University To Make Airport Improvements

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. – Purdue University will commence a five-year project to rehabilitate its runways, build new taxiways, upgrade its fire and rescue operations, and update its navigation equipment at Purdue University … Continue reading

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Bourke Elected President of IAC

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 OSHKOSH, WIS. – Jim Bourke of Corvallis, Oregon, has been elected president of the International Aerobatic Club (IAC), a division of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), which is dedicated to the safety … Continue reading

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EAA Recommendations Included In FAA Remote ID Rule

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 OSHKOSH, WIS. – Many provisions that the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) recommended to proposals to integrate Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, into the national airspace system, were included in … Continue reading

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ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital To Return To AirVenture 2021

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 OSHKOSH, WIS. – The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, which has been saving sight and training eye care professionals in more than 95 countries around the world, will return to the world’s largest … Continue reading

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Aircraft Spruce Midwest Store Now Open Saturdays

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 WEST CHICAGO, ILL. – Aircraft Spruce Midwest in West Chicago, Illinois, is now open on Saturdays for will-call business from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT. The store is located near the … Continue reading

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Aeronautics & Astronautics Contributors Honored At FAI Awards Ceremony 2020

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 Lausanne, Switzerland – On December 2, 2020, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) – the World Air Sports Federation – honored the greatest contributions to aeronautics and astronautics. A total of 44 women … Continue reading

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NGPA Announces New Directors & Officers

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 ST. LOUIS PARK, MINN. – The National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) has announced its new board of directors and officers following its annual meeting in late October 2020. New directors include Ryan … Continue reading

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Minnesota Pilots Association Welcomes New & Returning Board Members

Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 MAPLE GROVE, MINN. – The Minnesota Pilots Association has reelected current board members, Steve Thibault and Patrick Halligan, and elected new board member, Grant Wallace, to its board of directors. Randy Corfman … Continue reading

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EAA Teams Up With Microsoft Flight Simulator To Provide Scholarships, Education Resources

OSHKOSH, WIS. – The Experimental Aircraft Association and Microsoft are teaming up to provide flight training scholarships and education resources throughout the country in conjunction with the release of the new edition of the legendary Microsoft Flight Simulator software. EAA … Continue reading

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