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Ulteig Celebrates 70th Anniversary

FARGO, N.D. – 2014 marks Ulteig’s 70th anniversary, making the engineering firm one of the oldest in the Upper Midwest. Founded in 1944 as an electrical engineering firm, Ulteig has expanded its service sectors beyond power. With eight offices in … Continue reading

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Paulisms by Paul Poberezny

(September 14, 1921 – August 22, 2013) Paul H. Poberezny founded the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in 1953 and spent a significant part of his life promoting aviation and fighting for the freedom to fly. Paul was an aviator and … Continue reading

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NASAO Announced Greg Principato as President and CEO

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) has announced that Greg Principato has been named President and CEO of the 83-year-old organization based in Washington D.C. Principato, who most recently served as President and CEO of … Continue reading

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AOPA Announces 2014 Flight Training Awards & Scholarships

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has awarded its third annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and flight instructors ranked by more than 3,600 flight students who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience … Continue reading

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The “Oscar Night of Aviation” Inducts Midwest Aviators

DAYTON, OHIO – The National Aviation Hall of Fame 52nd Annual Enshrinement Ceremony was held October 4, 2014 in Dayton, Ohio, and featured air racer Sylvester “Steve” J. Wittman of Oshkosh, Wis., and Cirrus founders Dale and Alan Klapmeier of … Continue reading

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Wichita Aero Club Trophy To Be Presented To Al Higdon

WICHITA, KAN. – The Wichita Aero Club will present its fifth annual Wichita Aero Club Trophy to former Learjet Public Relations Executive and co-founder of Sullivan Higdon & Sink Advertising to Al Higdon at its annual trophy gala on January … Continue reading

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The Right Guy With The Right Stuff Receives Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

STOUGHTON, WIS. – The FAA Milwaukee Flight Standards District Office presented the family of noted corporate pilot, flight instructor and aircraft builder, Roger Amundson, with the FAA’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award at ceremonies held October 26, 2014 at Matson … Continue reading

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Priester Aviation Names Bowers Sales VP

Priester Aviation Names Bowers Sales VP WHEELING, Ill. – Priester Aviation, LLC, has named Amy Bowers as Vice President of Sales. Bowers, who recently served in a similar position at NetJets, Inc., will be instrumental in the growth of Priester … Continue reading

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R.W. “Buzz”Kaplan: The Life of an Adventurer

A Book by Kristin Kaplan Holsworth OWATONNA, MINN. – There’s a new series of paperback books out on the life of the late Owatonna pilot, adventurer and industrialist, Reuben W. “Buzz” Kaplan. The author is Kaplan’s granddaughter, Kristin Kaplan Holsworth … Continue reading

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Minnesota Pilot Wins AOPA Sweepstakes Debonair…. AOPA President Stages Air-To-Air Delivery

LITCHFIELD, MINN. – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has awarded its 2014 Sweepstakes Airplane, a fully-restored 1963 Beechcraft 35-B33 Debonair, to Steve Lagergren, an AOPA member from Litchfield, Minn. Lagergren, who built and flies his own RV-7 kitplane, … Continue reading

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