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Jim “Fang” Maroney – A Life Filled With Flight

by Dave Weiman MADISONVILLE, TENN. – Popular air show performer, chief airline pilot, and former Top Gun, Jim “Fang” Maroney, 59, of Milwaukee, Wis., was killed March 23, 2014, while flying cross-country from Watertown, Wisconsin to an air show in … Continue reading

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Article Written By EAA Founder Inspired Lifetime Member To Build Airplanes

Like many early members of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Louis C. Seno, Sr. of Downers Grove, Illinois, was inspired by an article by EAA Founder & President Paul H. Poberezny that appeared in the May 1955 issue of Mechanic’s … Continue reading

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2014 Aviation Art Contest Results

Getting young people interested in pursuing careers in aeronautics, science and engineering, while spreading the message about the importance of aviation, helps ensure the vitality of the industry for decades to come. As part of this effort, the Wisconsin Bureau … Continue reading

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Meet Dan Brugman…

Airport Development Engineer WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Dan Brugman joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics in March 2013. As an airport development engineer, Dan is responsible for managing projects at 11 airports around Wisconsin – the largest … Continue reading

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Industry Mourns Death of Industry Leader

Washington, D.C. – Officials with the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) have announced that its president and CEO for the past 18 years, Henry Michael Ogrodzinski, 65, passed away, January 22, 2014, following a two-year battle with cancer. … Continue reading

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Des Moines Flying Service’s Dee Price

DES MOINES, IOWA – Dolores J. “Dee” Price, 82, of Des Moines Flying Service, passed away unexpectedly at her home on March 3, 2014. Price was born in Waukegan, Illinois; graduated from Osceola High School, Osceola, Iowa; and attended AIB … Continue reading

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St. Louis Regional – Host Airport of 2014 Illinois Aviation Conference

The 2014 Illinois Aviation Conference, sponsored by the Illinois Aviation Trades Association, Illinois Public Airports Association and the Illinois Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division, will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Collinsville, Illinois, May 13-14. The opening night “hangar … Continue reading

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Dolores J. “Dee” Price (1932-2014)

Dolores J. “Dee” Price, 82, passed away unexpectedly at her home on March 3, 2014. Services will be held at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, with visitation on Friday, March 7 from 4 to … Continue reading

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GAMA Names New Board Chairman & Vice Chairman

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Board of Directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) elected Steve Taylor, President of Boeing Business Jets, as GAMA’s Chairman for 2014. Taylor previously served as GAMA’s Vice Chairman of the Board and as Chairman … Continue reading

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University Student Wins Lightspeed Aviation’s $500 Burger Getaway

CLIVE, IOWA – Kyle Van Kooten of Clive, Iowa is the latest weekly winner of Lightspeed Aviation’s $500 Burger Getaway sweepstakes. The Getaway consists of a series of weekly drawings for a $500 package that includes gift cards for avgas, … Continue reading

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