Category Archives - Aviation

Last Updated March 15, 2016

Local pilots land helicopter at Moses Lake Christian Academy

Local pilots land helicopter at MLCA

March 15, 2016 - No Comments

Moses Lake Christian Academy students enjoyed a rare treat Wednesday afternoon when a team of pilots from the Inland Helicopters school landed a helicopter on

John Womack donating his 1964 Cessna 210 Centurion

Gift to Aviation Maintenance Program at BBCC

July 20, 2015 - No Comments

John Womack of Bend, Ore. donated his 1964 Cessna 210 Centurion to the Big Bend Community College Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) Program on June 25.

Helio Courier Donated to Big Bend Community College

Boeing donates plane to BBCC

March 9, 2015 - No Comments

A Helio Courier aircraft–which can maintain in-flight control speeds as low as 28 mph–was donated to Big Bend Community College by The Boeing Company on

Peter Nelson holding the Congressional Gold Medal he received on behalf of Col. Gordon Ebbert

Moses Lake aviator receives Congressional Gold Medal

February 25, 2015 - No Comments

Col. Gordon Ebbert had many loves; motorcycles, ice cream, women, but flying always came first.
Ebbert, a Moses Lake resident who died last October, posthumously

Gordon Ebbert

Gordon Ebbert receives high honor

February 9, 2015 - No Comments

During the days of World War II, a home front attack was a real threat after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. The

FedEx donates 3 retired Boeing 727s to Washington

FedEx donates 3 retired Boeing 727s to Washington colleges, fire department

November 26, 2014 - No Comments

FedEx has donated three Boeing 727s to institutions in Washington state, as part of the package delivery company’s plan to donate its once-large fleet of

Helio Courier Donated to Big Bend Community College

FAA designation means savings for BBCC student pilots

September 16, 2014 - One Comment

For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 16, 2014Contact: Doug Sly, 509-793-2003
Big Bend Community College’s commercial pilot program has been authorized to award a Restricted Airline Transport Pilot

BBCC Chief Pilot and commercial pilot instructor John Swedburg was awarded Faculty Emeritus status by the Board of Trustees on June 13. Swedburg worked for the college for 32 years.

Faculty Emeritus Awarded to John Swedburg

June 19, 2014 - No Comments

BBCC Chief Pilot and commercial pilot instructor John Swedburg was awarded Faculty Emeritus status by the Board of Trustees on June 13. Swedburg worked for

Retiring Pilot, John Swedburg, receives a Water Salute on his last flight

June 17, 2014 - No Comments

It is an Aviation tradition to have the Retiring Pilot receive a Water Salute on his last flight. Here are some pics of John Swedburg’s

Not all pilots are grounded by a little bit of snow

January 31, 2014 - No Comments

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