National Aviation Heritage Alliance honors volunteers, partners

Posted on August 21st, 2013 by

DAYTON, Ohio — The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) named Air Force veteran, engineer, entrepreneur and community volunteer Walter Hoy as the winner of the Ivonette Wright Miller Award at its 2013 annual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20. NAHA also awarded... Continue Reading →

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Don Abbott receives FAA Master Pilot Award

Posted on August 20th, 2013 by

Former American Air Campers Association (AACA) Founder and President Don Abbott has received the FAA’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. Continue Reading →

16-year-old solos 10 airplanes in one day, sets world record

Posted on August 19th, 2013 by

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Nathan “Nate” Bruss turned 16 years old on Friday, August 16. He celebrated by soloing 10 different aircraft from Flying Cloud Airport. “The day went great,” said Nate Bruss via email. “The wind picked up towards... Continue Reading →

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The ‘go-to guy’ for homebuilders

Posted on August 15th, 2013 by

By BILL WILSON To what aviation mentor do you owe your life? Is there a person who has personally touched you, that you could say, without reservation, has taught you an essential lesson of salvation? For hundreds of pilots and... Continue Reading →

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Jeff Baum to be inducted in Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame

Posted on August 14th, 2013 by

WATERTOWN, Wis. — Jeff Baum, founder of Wisconsin Aviation, the state’s largest FBO, will be inducted into the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame in October. Continue Reading →

Emberland honored as AirVenture controller of the year

Posted on August 6th, 2013 by

OSHKOSH – Each year, the team of volunteer air traffic controllers who work throughout the week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh nominate one of their peers to be the recipient of the AirVenture Controller of the Year Award. The National Air... Continue Reading →

5,000 kids take flight, thanks to Oregon couple

Posted on July 30th, 2013 by

OSHKOSH, Wis. – Only one other person has flown more kids for EAA’s Young Eagles program than volunteer pilot Larry Durst. Since 1994, 5,000 children have taken flight with Durst. Working as a team — he flies, and his wife,... Continue Reading →

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Congratulations Meg!

Posted on July 25th, 2013 by

General Aviation New staff reporter Meg Godlewski, a five-time double Master CFI,  recently renewed her Master CFI and Master GI accreditations. Continue Reading →

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My first plane

Posted on July 24th, 2013 by

By EDWARD DOLEJSI The overwhelming desire to buy a plane for the first timer can be the experience of a lifetime. The dream of owning my own plane, the search for the right one, and finally parting with my money,... Continue Reading →

Well-known aviation mechanic Lee Keopke passes

Posted on July 9th, 2013 by

By Ann Pellegreno Well-known aviation mechanic Lee R. Koepke, 87, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, passed away July 3. Continue Reading →