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Meet Jean Rickman…

Operations Program Associate WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Jean Rickman joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in July of 1980. Prior to her current position, she worked in the Division of Motor Vehicles and the Division of State Patrol. Jean joined … Continue reading

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Jeppesen CEO Joins EAA Board of Directors

OSHKOSH, WIS. – Mark Van Tine, Chief Executive Officer of Jeppesen and Vice President of digital aviation for The Boeing Company, has joined the top leadership of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) as the newest member of the EAA Board … Continue reading

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Top GA Airport Advocate Goes Solo!

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s top general aviation (GA) airport advocate is now available for hire by airport stake holders. Bill Dunn, airport advocacy vice president for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) for the past 23 years, has … Continue reading

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Caroline A. Morey

July 19, 1938 – December 6, 2014 MIDDLETON, WIS. – Caroline A. “Nana” Morey, 76, passed away on December 6, 2014 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, Wis. She was born on July 19, 1938 in Faribault, Minn. and received her … Continue reading

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Indiana Farmer Celebrates 102nd Birthday By Flying Over His Farmstead

TAB, IND. – What nicer way for a farmer to celebrate his 102nd birthday than to fly over his farm? Such was the case for Gene Leak of Tab, Indiana, who flew with family friend, Martin Rice, on November 14, … Continue reading

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Darrell Collins Gets Standing Ovation At EAA Wright Brothers Banquet

OSHKOSH, WIS. – Aviation historian, Darrell Collins, had the audience at EAA’s annual Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet in Oshkosh, Wis., December 12, 2014, mesmerized as he described the flight controls of the Wright Flyer. Collins, a native of North Carolina’s … Continue reading

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Leadership of Antique Airplane Association Remains All In The Family

In July of 1953, the oldest antique airplane was 50 and not flying much. Jets were beginning to squeeze props from the sky, and airplanes from the 1920s and ’30s were disappearing, some barely old enough to vote. Progress has … Continue reading

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Embry-Riddle Names 2015 Bob Hoover Presidential Scholarship Recipients

ENTERPRISE, FLA. – The Citation Jet Pilots Association (CJP) recently joined with the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation in contributing $50,000 each towards four Bob Hoover Presidential Scholarships to students attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) on campuses in Prescott, Ariz. and … Continue reading

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Honda Aircraft President & CEO Honored At 12th Annual “Living Legends of Aviation”

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. – Michimasa Fujino, founding president and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company, received the “Aviation Industry Leader of the Year Award” at “Living Legends of Aviation,” January 16, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton. Fujino was recognized for his … Continue reading

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Quad City Airport Director Honored With National Distinguished Service Award

MOLINE, ILL. – Bruce E. Carter, A.A.E., Director of Aviation at Quad City International Airport, has been selected as the recipient of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Distinguished Service Award, presented to airport executives in recognition of career-long … Continue reading

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