Shane Vande Voort Manager of the Pella Municipal Airport and President of Classic Aviation has been chosen by the Des Moines FAA office as a Designated Pilot Examiner. Vande Voort completed a FAA initial Pilot Examiner training in Oklahoma City last fall, before being observed while administering FAA practical exams by the Des Moines FAA office. Vande Voort is the first Pilot Examiner to be based at the Pella Municipal Airport in its current location.

“Pilot training has always been a regular activity at the Pella Municipal Airport.” Stated Vande Voort “The ability to administer checkrides and issue pilot certificates right here in Pella allows for much greater value and convenience for pilots training in the area.” Classic Aviation provides flight training from the Private Pilot level to the Airline Transport Pilot level and has been designated as a Flight Training Center for Cirrus Aircraft of Duluth, MN. For more information, call (641) 628-9393 or visit

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