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NDOT, Division of Aeronautics
Mr. Ronnie Mitchell, Director

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Chester H. Fliesbach served as a naval aviator from 1941 through 1945 and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with seven stars. As the co-owner of the West Nebraska Express, he flew Beechcraft Bonanzas and Barons during the twenty-six years of operation. Fliesbach served for fifteen years as a member of the Nebraska Aeronautics Commission. He helped found the Panhandle Soarers Glider Club. In 1995, at age 77, he qualified as a helicopter pilot. He logged more than 10,440 hours in the air and held instrument, instructor, single and multi-engine land, sailplane, and helicopter ratings.



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