On December 15, 2017, Arnie Sperfslage of Burlington, IA, dropped into Ankeny Regional Airport to receive his personalized A-2 Leather Jacket emblematic of completion of the “Platinum 100% Award” for visiting all public airports in Iowa…107 in all. Sperfslage began the challenge in early October and completed the visits in a bit over a month.  He is shown (above) wearing his jacket along with IAPG Ex-Director Chuck McDonald.

In a related development, Russell Kinneberg of Plymouth, Minnesota, also completed the Challenge in early December 2017. His award jacket is being prepared.