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NDOT, Division of Aeronautics
Mr. Ronnie Mitchell, Director

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Elton L. “Wes” Weston was born in Gibbon, Nebraska. He entered the Aviation Cadet Program in Lackland, Texas in February 1954, earning his wings of silver. Weston’s military aviation career spanned twenty-three years and approximately 6,000 hours, mostly in fighter aircraft. He returned to Kearney, Nebraska to begin his second aviation career. In 1975, he and his wife Bev bought Midway Aviation in Kearney. As Chief Pilot, he developed an FAA-approved certified pilot training program. Weston worked with Dr. Leonard Skov, Dean of Education at Kearney State College, to organize an FAA-approved flight school for the college. HeĀ  established aircraft rental, air taxi, and charter operations. He became an FAA examiner and offered flight instruction. In 1982 Wes and Bev received the Nebraska Airport Operator of the Year award for outstanding operation, presented by the International Flying Farmers.



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