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Town renames airport in Marquardt's honor, holds dedication ceremony

 

January 3, 2019



Everyone has a story involving John Marquardt — and many took place in a small airplane.

Take Alex Davison for example.

Davison learned to fly at the instruction of Mar- quardt in 1984.

One day the young aviation student was reviewing emergency procedures with Marquardt, specifically, what to do in the event of an engine failure:

Check your magnetos, switch back and forth be- tween fuel tanks if applicable.

And finally, if all else fails, look for a place to land.

“That’s all well and good but what if this happens in the dark, because I’m going to be flying at night,” Davison reme...



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