Archives: Feb/March 2011

GPS Via Apple’s iPad

by Robbie Culver When Apple released the iPad early in the spring of 2010, it rapidly became apparent that the new device offered unique capabilities for use in the cockpit. Since then, the iPad has begun to appear in many … Continue reading

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Chicago Executive Airport Says Goodbye To 60-Year-Old Hangars

WHEELING/PROSPECT HEIGHTS, ILL. – After serving aviators at Chicago Executive Airport (formerly Palwaukee Municipal Airport) in Wheeling/Prospect Heights, Illinois, for over 60 years, four 1940s-era hangar buildings were demolished, with fanfare, in November 2010. The Quonset-style T-hangars, built in 1946, … Continue reading

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E-Flight Electric Waiex Achieves First Flight

OSHKOSH, WIS. – Sonex Aircraft, LLC E-Flight Initiative proof-of-concept electric-powered Waiex aircraft achieved its first flight on December 3, 2010 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis. Piloted by Sonex founder and E-Flight team leader John Monnett, N270DC made a … Continue reading

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The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission – How may we help you?

by Larry Taborsky, Director – North Dakota Aeronautics Commission The snow is melting and the cracks on the airport pavement are more pronounced, so it may be time for some new asphalt. The local airport is in need of more hangars. … Continue reading

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Albert Lea Pilot Receives Master Pilot Award

by Jim Hanson Lawrence “Larry” Olson of Albert Lea, Minnesota, recently received the prestigious “Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.” The award, which recognizes 50 consecutive years of accident and violation-free flying, was presented to Olson by the Minneapolis FAA Flight … Continue reading

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Jack Peter… 30-Plus Years Selling Piper Aircraft

DES MOINES, IOWA – Jack Peter, sales manager at Des Moines Flying Service, retired in December 2010, after more than 30 years selling Piper aircraft. Peter’s aviation career began following service in Vietnam in November of 1969. He did all … Continue reading

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EAA Names New Vice President, Government & Industry Relations

OSHKOSH, WIS. – Sean Elliott, a member of the EAA staff since 1996, has been named the organization’s Vice President of Government and Industry Relations. He succeeds Earl Lawrence, who departed EAA in the fall of 2010 to become director of … Continue reading

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U.S. Air Force Announces New Museum Director

DAYTON, OHIO – The United States Air Force announced Dec. 2, 2010, the assignment of Senior Executive Service member and retired Air Force Lt. Gen. John “Jack” L. Hudson as director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, … Continue reading

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Illinois Names New Chief of Aviation Safety

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – Linda Schumm has joined the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Division of Aeronautics as Bureau Chief of Aviation Safety. Schumm, who has been active in the aviation community since 1984, holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, Senior … Continue reading

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Longtime Illinois Aeronautics Employee Gary Stevens Retires

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – After 24 years, Gary D. Stevens has retired from the Illinois Division of Aeronautics as Flight Safety Coordinator, and chief airport and heliport inspector for northern Illinois. Most recently, Stevens worked with Helicopter Association International and the … Continue reading

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