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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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“Bill Brennand,” Air Racing & Other Aerial Adventures

Written by Jim Cunningham As Told By Bill Brennand When we think of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, we think of EAA, the Poberezny family, inventor and air race legend Steve Wittman, Warren and Pat Basler of Basler Turbo Conversions, aircraft inventor John … Continue reading

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Air Charter Safety Foundation Announces New Chairman & Vice Chairman

ALEXANDRIA, VA. – The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) has selected David Hewitt, Executive Vice President, Safety of Wheels Up, as its new chairman, and Greg Kinsella, President and CEO of Key Air, as its new vice chairman, effective July … Continue reading

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Meet Ryan Donnelly… Airport Development Engineer, WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics

MADISON, WIS. – Ryan Donnelly joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics in April 2014. As an airport development engineer, Ryan is responsible for managing projects at 11 airports around Wisconsin – the largest being Central Wisconsin Airport … Continue reading

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Cross Country Voyage Retraces Flight Made 48 Years Ago

In 1966, as teenagers, Rinker Buck and his brother, Kern, made a journey from the East Coast to the West Coast in a 1949 Piper PA-11. Rinker later wrote a fascinating memoir detailing this trip titled, Flight of Passage. Fast-forward … Continue reading

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KSU-Salina Student Receives Stimpson Scholarship

WICHITA, KAN. – For the second year in a row, the Wichita Aero Club awarded its Edward W. Stimpson scholarship to a Kansas State University -Salina student. Receiving this year’s scholarship was Elias Peterson of Lindsborg, Kansas, during a ceremony … Continue reading

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Ohio Man Receives EAA’s Bingelis Award

OSHKOSH, WIS. – (June 26, 2014) – Dave Ross of Wakeman, Ohio, is the 2014 recipient of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) “Tony Bingelis Award,” for his hard work as an EAA Technical Counselor, RV builder and EAA chapter safety … Continue reading

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Wag-Aero Group Names Andreas Marketing Assistant

LYONS, WIS. – Amy Andreas of Whitewater, Wisconsin, has been named marketing assistant at the Wag-Aero Group, distributors of aircraft parts and services through their companies Leading Edge Air Foils (LEAF) and Aero Fabricators. Andreas graduated from the University of  … Continue reading

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White House Nominates Hart To Head NTSB

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Christopher Hart, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) since 2009, has been nominated by President Obama to head the board. Hart is an active general aviation pilot who holds a commercial pilot certificate with … Continue reading

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Ulteig Names Hoskins COO

ST. PAUL, MINN. – The engineering firm Ulteig has promoted Jason Hoskins to the position of chief operating officer. Previously serving as the technical director for the substation, Hoskins now brings his 21 years of experience in engineering and consulting … Continue reading

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