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Chinook's John Hebbelman awarded Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award: After 60 years as an Aviator, John becomes 84th Montanan and first from Blaine County to receive the prestigious Award

 

July 8, 2020

John Hebbelman is a lifelong resident of the Chinook area and Blaine County, spraying crops along the Hi-line for the past 55 years and flying planes for 60, being an aviator has defined who he is. On February 20, 2020, John learned that he had become the 84th recipient of the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. John also became the first Blaine County pilot to earn the prestigious honor.

To be eligible to receive the award it takes years of dedication to win. There are three major requirements, the first being 50 years of piloting planes in either the civilian or military fields or a comb...



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