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NDOT, Division of Aeronautics
Mr. Ronnie Mitchell, Director

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Al Jessen, Minden Airport Authority Chair for more than twenty years, worked to develop Pioneer Village Field by spearheading sixteen major improvement projects. He organized the 1996 Stinson and Experimental Aircraft Fly-in at Minden, giving special emphasis to the Young Eagles Program.

Jessen served as a flight instructor for more than fifty pilots and offered countless rides to local school children and adults. He served the state of Nebraska by flying University agricultural research teams and working with Nebraska Public Power to monitor Platte River water flow. He helped commercial firms develop computer-enhanced crop photos. He also consulted with Nebraska Educational Television, providing footage and expertise for news stories.



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