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(11/19/1924 - 09/16/2011)
Dr. Dean M. Hall passed away on September 16, 2011. He was born November 19, 1924 on a farm in Indiana. His ancestry was of German/Pennsylvania Dutch Amish on his mother’s side, and English Quaker on his father’s side. All of the family on both sides were farmers. He spent the first two years of grade school walking a mile to a one room country school. He went to high school at the small....
Mr. Steven F. Leguil
(11/15/1959 - 08/31/2011)
Steve was a dedicated member of the aviation community, serving as a former president of the MSPA and was an enthusiastic seaplane pilot, always stopping to volunteer wherever needed. Steve's sense of humor, enthusiasm and delight for flight and the countless hours he spent restoring and rebuilding his Stinson were evident in every facet of his lifestyle. The same determination, courage and....
Allan J. Wise
(06/06/1919 - 12/07/2011)
Allan is a well known aviator - truly a pilot's pilot. His love for flying began as a young man. He earned flying money by cutting his instructor’s grass and doing other jobs at the local air strip and soloed in a Taylorcraft when he was 19.
Allan served as a B-24 bomber pilot in World War II flying missions in the Pacific. While most missions lasted 7-10 hours, Allan’s crew flew 17....
Bernice L. Scherf
(03/03/1934 - 09/05/2011)
Bea was born March 3, 1934 in Mason City, IA. To Anton and Lily (nee Detra) Anderson.
She graduated from Mason City High School in 1952. She attended the Gale Institute in Minneapolis, MN where she took a course in Airline Reservations. After completion of the course, she took a position with Midwest Airlines Reservations in Chicago, IL.
Later, she took a Secretarial Position with....
(09/26/1936 - 05/25/2011)
I always had an interest in aviation. As a kid, I built model airplanes because I had four older brothers who did. I always thought being a pilot was for people who had 20/20 vision and lots of money!
Then in the summer of 1989, I mentioned to my husband that I would like to go up in an old biplane. I had just seen a film clip of the Bartlesville's, OK bi-plane fly in and that sparked....
Joan Kulp Woody
(07/11/1930 - 01/30/2012)
"It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky.
Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears."
~ Helen Keller
Life began for Joan Savee Kulp Woody on July 11, 1930 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. After graduating from Spotsylvania High School she married her first husband, Charles A. Kulp, Sr. She learned how to fly and soloed in the late 1940’s at Springfield....
(05/10/1936 - 02/19/2012)
Commercial pilot with SEL, SES, MEL, MES, Glider with CFI-Airplane, Instrument, Multi-Engine and Glider
Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic with Inspection Authorization
Hans was born in Utrecht, Holland in 1936. Since early childhood he has been an avid aviation enthusiast. He learned how to fly gliders at the age of 14 and earned his pilot’s license at the age of 19. He was inducted....
Scott T. Tezak
(06/24/1987 - 05/06/2011)
“Scott Tezak flew as if the sky was his one true home…because it was.”
Even at a young age, Scott Tezak knew his calling in life. At the age of five, he sat in a cockpit of a commercial airliner and knew he would be flying one day. When Scott got older, he pursued his aviation dreams at American Flyers and later became a flight instructor for Blue Sky Aero. Anyone who knew Scott knows that he....
Thomas R. Swearingen
(03/29/1927 - 07/29/1927)
Tom became smitten with aviation at a young age. As a small boy growing up in western Illinois, he began asking about the aircraft he observed flying overhead. The desire to soar with the eagles stayed with him until the 1950s when he began taking flying lessons in a Champ.
As it so often does, life got in the way until a decade later. Tom realized his dream of becoming a rated pilot....
(08/28/1934 - 07/12/2011)
Meet Doug ~
A man with a big heart and a quick smile. Eagar, Arizona was where he shared his home with his wife Rita, and two sons, Douglas and Kelly. Following Doug's service to his country, he returned to Eagar where he pursued his profession as owner of Doug Slade Excavating.
Doug joined the Experimental Aircraft Association in the mid 1970's and served EAA Chapter 586 in....
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