E-Briefs_Feb-Mar-April-2013 - Fargo Air Museum


E-Briefs_Feb-Mar-April-2013 - Fargo Air Museum

Fargo AirMuseumEducation • Preservation • Restoratione-Flight BriefsFebruary, March, April20132013 Celebrity Auction & DinnerFargo Air Museum Celebrity Dinner andAuction raises over $155K forThe BECK-ODEGAARD Wing.The Fargo Air Museum raised over $155K net at the sixth annualCelebrity Dinner and Auction. The funds have been designatedfor the new BECK–ODEGAARD Wing addition. Roughly$400K has been raised to date with plans to break ground thisspring with Gateway Building Systems Inc. Another $350K will beneeded to complete the project.

Fargo AirMuseumEducation • Preservation • Restoratione-Flight BriefsFebruary, March, April2013“Our aviation family continues to grow and it is evident in the number of folks who have madedonations, attended or have sent funds to support the new BECK-ODEGAARD wing addition. We arevery appreciative of everyone’s support to help us build this regional aviation hangar that showcasesflying aircraft representative of both our military and aviation history,” said Rex Hammarback, 2013Chairman of the Fargo Air Museum.The Master of Ceremonies for the evening event was Joel Heitkamp, KFGO radio talk show host, andthe auctioneer was Scott Steffes of Steffes Auctioneers. Area celebrities served the guests with styleand panache to help raise additional funds for the new wing. Some of the many celebrities included:Tom Dawson, Dawson Insurance; Dr. Dave Glatt of Sanford Health; Karen Bakke, artist; Robin Huebner,WDAY News Anchor; Stephanie Goetz, KVLY News Anchor; Charlie Johnson, CEO of the FMCVB;Pat Simmers, NDSU Team Makers; Mark Cook, NDSU head soccer coach; Mike McFeely, KFGO TalkShow host; Amy hler, producer of the Joel Heitkamp show; Mike Morken, KVLY News Anchor; KevinWallevand, WDAY-TV news reporter and many others.Some of the live-auction items included, round-trip tickets from American Airlines, a custom stainedglass Super Corsair art piece by Mark Bratlie of Turtle Shell Stained Glass studio, a progressive dinneron Pelican Lake, a John Deere riding mower from R.D. Offut Company & RDO Equipment Co., PatrickShannon metal artist of Forest Edge Gallery, a year’s parking at Hector International Airport, a P-51Mustang airplane ride, original Hector Airport lamps, Scott Thuen photography, Kay Hilde art, anda custom designed laser “Race 57” metal art piece by Casey and Keith Veil of Midwestern Machinebased in Jamestown, ND.The Fargo Air Museum Board and the volunteer Celebrity Auction committee would like to extend atremendous thank you to each and everyone who was a sponsor, participant, donor and supporter ofthis key fundraiser.2013 Celebrity Dinner & Auction CommitteeSandy Buttweiler, Co-ChairToby McPherson, Co-ChairCindy Schreiber-BeckFrancis ButlerColleen EdgingtonTerry GoergerDarren HallEarlyne HectorSherry HeyerVicki JohnsonShirley KrenzSue LundeAlison OttesenAngela OttesenBill RodenWanda Roden

Fargo AirMuseumEducation • Preservation • Restoratione-Flight BriefsFebruary, March, April2013

Fargo AirMuseumEducation • Preservation • Restoratione-Flight BriefsFebruary, March, April2013

Fargo AirMuseumEducation • Preservation • Restoratione-Flight BriefsFebruary, March, April2013Thank you to our donors and sponsors!GoldBremer BankCoBankKLJSilverHector Airport AuthorityBronzeGate City BankStamartUlteigXcel EnergyCelebrity PreviewMeetingDoolittlesJim & Sherry HeyerLightingRick ElectricNLFX ProfessionalMediaKFGO740 FANPremier BeerFargo Brewing CompanyMealBell State Bank & TrustHoliday InnProgramsForum PrintingShuttleThe Fun BusSoftwareOtterTail CorporationNetwork CenterWineJohnson BrothersJim & Sherry HeyerRepublic NationalDistributing Co.Paddle GamesHinsverk’s TV & Appliance Center,Goerger Seed & Supply,Casey and Chris Miller,Tri-State AviationLive AuctionAll Occasions LimousineAmerican AirlinesBen YasagarBrian QuigleyCole & Laura CarleyColleen EdgingtonDarrol & Jean SchroederDelton & Lori SteeleDerek ArnaudDick & Terri SpringerElm River Credit UnionFargo Jet CenterFrame KraftFrancis Butler & Josh LeClairHagensen FarmsHappy Harry’sHunter & Galesburg ImplementJay & Karla SchimelfenigJim & Sandra RoersJim & Sherry HeyerJim SweeneyLinda & Harold NarumMidwest MachineNDSU President Dean BrescianiR.D. Offutt CompanyRDO Equipment Co.Red River State BankRobert MillerRoyal JewelersTall Towers AviationTerry & Carolyn GoergerTri-State AviationSilent AuctionApplebee’sBass Auto Sales - John BultmanBernie’s Wine & LiquorsBill RodenBonanzaville

Fargo AirMuseumEducation • Preservation • Restoratione-Flight BriefsFebruary, March, April2013Border States ElectricBreadsmithBuffalo Wild WingsBursch TravelButler MachineryCandlewood SuitesChain Saw MancLizzy’sCole MorrisCoreen JewelCork ‘ N CleaverCormonant PubCorwin AutoCrane JohnsonDakota MagicDave KragnesDays Inn-FargoDomeDivotsDon’s Car WashDoolittle’sDr. James Johnson, DDSDr. Lynne Olson RommenscoDr. Phil HajekEdmoErickson Mfg. Eagle DitcherFargo Country ClubFargo ParksFargo SymphonyFirst State Bank ofNorth Dakota ArthurGainor FarmsGalesburg and Hunter ImplementGivinity PressGladys JorgensonGloria JeanHair SuccessHank TrangsrudHappy Joe’sHeather NeisHoliday InnHomewood HiltonHotel DonaldsonJan NelsonJen ThompsonJM PrintingKay Hilde, ArtistKim Jore, ArtistMaple Valley MeatsMezzalunaMike VivionMoorhead Country ClubNDSCS FoundationNewman OutdoorParadisoPatty KabetskyPaul BowenPaul SchroederPLC ManagementProp WorksRex HammarbackBoerth’s FramingSalon Professional AcademySandi AarstadSchumacher Goodyear -DowntownSeasons at Rose CreekShamrock MarketingStarbucksT & S Dock and Lift ServiceTerry LundeTerry SchroederTerry UlmerThuen PhotographyTitan MachineryTitan Machinery, CasseltonTower Travel CenterTri-State AviationUlteigWF MaxwellsThank you for allyour support!Save the DateCelebrity AuctionFridayApril 4, 2014

Fargo AirMuseumEducation • Preservation • Restoratione-Flight BriefsEducationFebruary, March, April2013Saturday In the SkyThe Saturday in the Sky lecture series at the Fargo Air Museum is a winter education program ona variety of aviation or military history topics designed for people of all ages. The museum team isalways open for new topic ideas and/or guest lecturers.February 16, 2013 February 16, 2013“From Fabric to Composites”Aircraft Maintenance and Structural Integrity“The New Generation of Aircraft”Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)Presented by Dave Mohn, Avionics Technicianat the Fargo Jet Center in Fargo, ND.The program was presented byinstructors from the AviationMaintenance Technology program atNorthland Community & TechnicalCollege in Thief Rivers, MN and theJohn D. Odegard School of AerospaceSciences at the University of NorthDakota in Grand Forks, ND.March 9, 2013 March 16, 2013“Flying Alaska’s Wildlife”Presented by Michael Vivion, Chief Pilot,teaching specialist in the NaturalResources Department at the Universityof Minnesota, Crookston.“Airworthiness”From the Doctor’s Point of ViewPresented by Dr. David Glatt, Aviationmedical examiner and Sanford familymedicine physician in Fargo, ND.

Fargo AirMuseumEducation • Preservation • Restoratione-Flight BriefsFebruary, March, April2013Upper Midwest Aviation SymposiumUMAS Opening Reception & Robert Miller RoastThe Upper Midwest Aviation Association held their opening welcome reception at the museum.Lots of plane ole pilot talk, a historical slideshow and an opportunity to roast recently retired NorthDakota Aeronautics Commission Chairman, Robert Miller. Miller was honored by the North DakotaAeronautics Commission for his 27 years of service on the commission, many of which he served asChairman of the organization. The reception was hosted by the North Dakota Aviation Council.Gehler Receives North Dakota Pilots Association ScholarshipThe North Dakota Pilots Association awarded a scholarship to Fargo Air Museum volunteer, DamienGehler, at the 2013 Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium Awards Banquet. A private donor steppedforward and matched this award. Gehler has been volunteering at the museum since he was 11 andplans to take flight lessons at the Fargo Jet Center this summer.Photos by Steven Carvell

Fargo AirMuseumEducation • Preservation • Restoratione-Flight BriefsFebruary, March, April2013Aircraft1946 Fairchild ExhibitEducationNASA WorkshopApril 10, 2013Bill Strand of Detroit Lakes has brought his 1946 Fairchild asan temporary exhibit to the museum.AircraftPietenpol Guest Winter Exhbit 2013Many thanks toAlan Sheppardof Christine, NDfor sharing hisPietenpol aircraftas a guest winterexhibit. The FAMaircraft committeebrought thisaircraft in todisplay regionalhistory. Bernard Pietenpol of Cherry Grove, MN wasconsidered the “Father of Home built Aircraft.”March 6, 2013The Fargo Air Museumheld a NASA “3-2-1 LiftOff” workshop for ten areaeducators in March. Areaelementary educatorswere introduced to theInternational Space Stationand the tools available forcurriculum development. Therockets and other exercisesintegrated mathematics,technology and Englishlanguage arts skills. The classgained instructional skilltraining in the data collection,exploration, interpretationand more to use in theclassroom.Susan Kohler was the guestinstructor for the in-serviceworkshop. Kohler currentlyworks for NASA and thePennsylvania State Universityas the Aerospace EducationService Project educationSpecialist for the GlennResearch Center in Cleveland,Ohio.

Fargo AirMuseumEducation • Preservation • Restoratione-Flight BriefsEagle ScoutsFebruary, March, April2013April 10, 2013Colton Keller, Nativity Church Eagle ScoutTroop 222, has built a cabinet for theMicrosoft flight simulator donated bythe Fargo AirSho in 2011. Eagle Scoutprojects have and continue to play a bigrole in the development of exhibits andeducational displays. Colton completed111 service hours to design and build thecabinet and update the simulator for thisproject. Thank you Colton! People of allages enjoy this exhibit.School ToursTOUR GUIDESKoreaTom AsklandDean FatlandCold WarAlex MacdonaldJake GustWWIIStew BassVietnamTerry AndersonDavid BrunsvoldApril 18, 2013Over 150 West Fargo High School tenth grade students recently took part in a spring militaryaviation history tour. As students rotated from aircraft to aircraft, our volunteer tour guidesprovided firsthand knowledge of both their experiences and the role various aircraft have played inthe development of aviation.

Fargo AirMuseumEducation • Preservation • Restoratione-Flight BriefsCommunity EventsNDANG Pilot for a DayFebruary, March, April2013April 12, 2013Samuel Green, age 7, of Glasston, ND waspromoted to a general at the North Dakota AirNational Guard base in Fargo, ND. Samuel gearedup in a flight suit, flew the flight simulator, andchecked out the interactive Huey helicopter aspart of his tour of both the NDANG and the FargoAir Museum. The North Dakota Pilot for a Dayprogram honors children who are fighting or haveovercome a life-threatening illness or condition.The Northern Lights Boy Scout Leadership LuncheonMarch 20, 2013The Northern Lights Boy Scout LeadershipLuncheon was held to create awareness forscouting and recognize key sponsors. Thefeatured speaker was Maj. James Cusic III,who served more than 22 years in the AirForce and traveled the world in countlesstraining and real-world missions. Cusicwas in his Pentagon office September 11,2001, when American Airlines Flight 77 hitthe building. He is credited with saving thelives of three people and supporting twoothers until they could be evacuated.The awards Cusic has received for his heroic actions include the Air Force CommendationMedal, the Certificate of Merit from the American Red Cross and the Boy Scouts of AmericaHonor Medal with Crossed Palms, which has only been awarded 277 times since 1938.

Fargo AirMuseumEducation • Preservation • Restoratione-Flight BriefsEventsTNT Gymnastic FundraiserFebruary, March, April2013April 11, 2013Bart Conner, a United States Olympic gold-medal gymnast,was the special guest of the TNT Kid’s Fitness and GymnasticsAcademy in Fargo. He was also a featured guest at theirfundraising event sponsored by Border States Electric and RickBerg & Tracy Martin.Red River ModelersApril 14, 2013The Red River Modelers heldtheir annual “Cabin FeverClassic” contest and also offereda “Make and Take” modelbuilding activity to the first 20youth registered for the event.Photos by Tom Kavanaugh

Fargo AirMuseumEducation • Preservation • Restoratione-Flight BriefsEventsFebruary, March, April2013April 7, 2013Fargo Amvets Post 7The Fargo AMVETS Post 7 and other veteran organizations hosted a program to honor veterans onthe 60th anniversary of the Korean War. Vietnam Veteran Richard Olek, Jr., Master of Ceremoniesand Adjunctant of AMVETS Jon A. Greenley Memorial Post 7, introduced North Dakota US SenatorHeidi Heitkamp for special remarks and KFGO’s Sandy Buttweiler who also serves as the area DAVAuxiliary Commander. Perry Kleven led the Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band with a numberof patriotic songs to honor all veterans in attendance.Vietnam Rick OlekWWI & Korea John McGovernKorea Sid ErstadUS Senator Heidi HeitkampDAV Auxiliary CommanderSandy ButtweilerVietnam Wayne WermagerKorea Dean FatlandWWII Alex SahrPerry Kleven , Band Director

Fargo AirMuseumEducation • Preservation • Restoratione-Flight BriefsEventsFebruary, March, April2013FAA Safety StanddownEAA Young Eagle Flights and Pancake BreakfastApril 27, 2013The Fargo Air Museum, in conjunction with local EAA Chapter 317, held a pancake breakfastfollowed by a FAA Safety Standdown. The 4th Annual National Safety Seminar included topics aboutlocal safety issues, loss of control , and the number one aviation fatal factor-human error. Theseminar was led by FAA representative Jay Flowers.Young Eagle flights followed the seminar along with demonstrations by the Valley RC Modelers club.

Fargo AirMuseumEducation • Preservation • Restoratione-Flight BriefsDonationsFebruary, March, April2013The Fargo Air Museum would like to thank and recognize our latest additions to the LifetimeBuilder Club:Terry & Carolyn GoergerRalph Johnson, Sr.Ron & Diane FagenJim & Cindy O’DayLifetime BuildersThank you!The Lifetime Builder Membership Club is an opportunity to donate and support the newBECK-ODEGAARD Wing addition with a $5K donation that is a direct donation to thebuilding fund campaign.Terry Goerger Ralph Johnson, Sr. Ron & Diane FagenJim & Cindy O’DayLatest Beck-Odegaard Wing Donations0-$100Patricia GewaltEdwin Hafner$250Bart CrockettOzzie & JoAnne Groethe$500Bill & Laurie Sugden$1000Hiram Drache

Fargo AirMuseumEducation • Preservation • Restoratione-Flight BriefsFebruary, March, April2013Please help us build the BECK-ODEGAARD Wing in memoryof the late Gerry Beck andRobert Odegaard. Both Beck andOdegaard served as foundingmembers of the museum andbelieved in the dream of a rotatingflying museum. Along with otherfounding members, the vision wasto build a series of three buildingsto meet the mission “to provideaviation education throughrestoration and preservation.”The museum has awarded thebid to Gateway Building SystemsInc. for the BECK-ODEGAARDWing and has currently raised$400K for the project. Pleasehelp us raise an additional $350Kto build the wing. Considerbecoming a Lifetime Buildermember for $5K or a contributionof cash, securities, stock, land,Certificates of Deposit, IRA’s ora pledge commitments to helpus develop the next phase ofour vision. Thank you for yoursupport to build the dream.NameName: ____________________________________AddressCityAddress: ___________________________________State ZipPhoneEmailOpportunities THE to donate BECK-ODEGAARD or become a WING Lifetime BuilderMembership5k Lifetime builderCity: ____________ State: _______ Zip: _________Phone: ________________H u Bl DeNEW ADDITION TO THE FARGO AIR MUSEUMEmail: ____________________________________Please Consider a 5K!$25$50Member $100 Benefits:• Special $250 recognition• Unlimited $500access to programs$1000$5000 Lifetime Builder$10,000$25,000Other $Office Use Only: Lump Sum Pledge Annually for _____ years (up to 5 years)Check ______ Check # ________Credit Card _______________________________ Exp Date __________ FAM Representative_________1609 19th Ave N | Fargo, ND 58102 | 701.293.8043 | www.fargoairmuseum.org |501 (c) non-profit

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