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NDOT, Division of Aeronautics
Mr. Ronnie Mitchell, Director

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John “Jack” Costello, a U.S. Army Air Corps flight instructor, made his first solo flight at age sixteen. He cofounded F.C. Flying Service, a Norfolk, Nebraska commercial crop spraying business in 1952. Costello served as president of the Nebraska Aviation Trades Association and was named Airman of the Year in 1979.

In 1977 he flew a section of the commemorative air mail route as part of the Silver Wings Fraternity’s observance of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Transcontinental Air Mail Transportation.


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