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NDOT, Division of Aeronautics
Mr. Ronnie Mitchell, Director

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Tom Umberger, who made his mark on aviation in Lincoln, Nebraska, received his early training at the Lincoln Aeronautical Institute. During World War II his skills were put to good use at Lincoln's Army Air Force Technical Training School. He later received a flight instructor's rating and an appointment as Aircraft and Engine Mechanic and Pilot Flight Examiner by the Federal Aviation Administration. In 1945 Umberger managed Union Airport and became president of Union Air Service. He merged with the Lincoln Aeronautical Institute to become Lincoln Aviation, an accredited flight school and Piper aircraft dealer. Lincoln Aviation was sold to Duncan Aviation in 1979. Tom Umberger worked for Duncan until 1984.


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