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Randal Mack, Corporate Pilot/Professional Engineer

DANE, WIS. – Corporate pilot and airport engineer, Randal Mack, 45, passed away September 5, 2014, unexpectedly. He was the son of Roland (Rollie) and Joan (Meinholz) Mack of Waunakee, Wisconsin, and employed at Mead & Hunt, Inc., Middleton, Wisconsin. … Continue reading

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U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Highlight EAA AirVenture 2014 Air Shows On August 1-3

First time team is flying full show at Oshkosh EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (July 1, 2014) — The schedule is now set for the historic first-ever full show by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh … Continue reading

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EAA Applauds Second Pilot’s Bill of Rights Being Developed In U.S. Senate

EAA spearheaded enforcement language initiatives for the new legislation EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (June 30, 2014) — The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is applauding U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) for introducing the “Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2,” which would … Continue reading

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AOPA Welcomes Movement Towards Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2

Frederick, MD – A draft outline for a new Pilot’s Bill of Rights unveiled today calls for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to act on third class medical reform within 180 days of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act becoming … Continue reading

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Morey Airplane Company Named Wisconsin Aviation Business of The Year

WAUSAU-ROTHSCHILD, WIS. – The Wisconsin Aviation Trades Association (WATA) has named Morey Airplane Company – a Middleton, Wisconsin business since 1946 – “Wisconsin Aviation Business of the Year.” The award was presented to Morey Airplane Company President Richard Morey on … Continue reading

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Strong Advocate For GA, Leon Rediske

FRANKLIN, WIS. – The long-time owner of Rainbow Airport in Franklin, Wisconsin, Leon Rediske, 72, passed away May 6, 2014 at the Hope Hospice House in Cape Coral, Florida, following a battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer. During his career, Rediske … Continue reading

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Discover Aviation Days!

May 31st & June 1st, 2014 BLAINE, MINN. – The annual “Discover Aviation Days” will again celebrate the history and future of flight starting off with a “pancake breakfast and lunch” both days; vintage and modern military aircraft, and general aviation aircraft … Continue reading

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West Star Aviation Opens New Maintenance Facility In Illinois

EAST ALTON, ILL. – West Star Aviation is nearing completion of their new 47,000 square foot maintenance facility at their East Alton, Illinois (ALN) location. In addition to the new maintenance facility, the multi-million dollar expansion includes a 14,000 square … Continue reading

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AOPA Regional Fly-Ins Off To A Good Start

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – More than 2,500 people participated in the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) regional fly-in, April 26, in San Marcos, Texas. This was the first of seven fly-ins AOPA will host in 2014, including its homecoming … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill That Expands Liability Protection For Private Airport Owners

MADISON, WIS. – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 321, April 16, 2014, to expand the existing Recreational Use Statute (RUS 895.52) to include liability protection for non-commercial aviation at private airports. Previous to this amendment, landowners were protected … Continue reading

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