• Midwest Flyer earns National Journalism Award

    Posted on September 20th, 2010 John Dorcey 1 comment

    Midwest Flyer publishers Dave and Peggy Weiman were in Wichita, Kansas, last week covering the National Association of State Aviation Officials’ (NASAO) 79th annual convention. The Weimans are well known throughout the Midwest for reporting aviation news through their magazine. Last week, something a little different occurred in Wichita – the couple made the news.

    NASAO presented the Weimans with the organization’s 2010 National Journalism Award. The award recognizes the couple’s superior news coverage of aviation issues. Accepting the award, Dave acknowledged the strong working relationship the magazine has with state aeronautics offices throughout the Midwest and the NASAO staff. He also recognized Minnesota and Wisconsin for their efforts at promoting aviation safety through special sections in Midwest Flyer.

    Founded in 1978 as Wisconsin Flyer, the Weimans renamed the magazine Midwest Flyer in 1980 and since then things really… well, took off. Today, the magazine provides aviation news coverage across 11 states. The couple has raised two daughters, founded two other aviation publications, and owned three airplanes in that time. Visit the Midwest Flyer website for additional information.

    This is only the second time the National Journalism Award has been presented by NASAO. The inaugural award was presented to Gordon Baxter, long-time writer for Flying magazine. The Weimans have garnered a number of awards through their publishing efforts. Previous awards include – Airshow Safety Pioneer Award (1997), AOPA Presidential Citation (2003), Award of Excellence (Minnesota DOT, 2004), Blue Light Award (WAMA, 1981/2005), and Aviation Business of the Year (WATA, 2000/2009). Congratulations to Dave and Peggy. The couple have been long time member-supporters of the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame (WAHF).

    Pictured with Dave (right) and Peggy Weiman is Al Whitaker. Al was the subject of an early Dave Weiman Wisconsin Flyer article.(Tom Thomas photo)