Sigman, Wheeler Receive FAA Recognition

L to R: Curt Drumm, Lakeshore Aviation President; Leon Sigman; Judy
Sigman; Jim Wheeler; Sharon Wheeler; Wes Hakari, FAA.

MANITOWOC, Wisc. – Manitowoc area natives Leon Sigman and Jim Wheeler were recently honored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for 50 years of flying safety and contributions made to general aviation. Plaques were presented by Wesley Hakari from the Milwaukee FAA Flight Standards District Office during an Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Safety Seminar, held at Lakeshore Aviation in Manitowoc.

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Raisbeck Aviation High School celebrates grand opening

James and Sherry Raisbeck

SEATTLE, Wash. – The Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS) celebrated its grand opening at Boeing Field on Thursday, Oct. 17. The school, part of the Highline Public Schools, is located on the Museum of Flight campus.

The day started with a unique “bus ride” for 100 fortunate RAHS students and a few dozen school staff, supporters and dignitaries. They arrived via an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900ER, dubbed “Spirit of Education” from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

“Congratulations to everyone on the flight who earned four Alaska Airlines frequent flyer miles on the flight from Sea-Tac to Boeing Field,” noted a chuckling Mike Hallman, Museum of Flight Chairman of the Board of Trustees during the program.

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