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By Betty Vanderwielen

Seeley Lake Local Named Pilot of the Year


Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

Scott Newpower stands at the front of his Beech Bonanza airplane in the hangar portion of his house. The hangar door can be opened to access the Seeley Lake Airport runway.

SEELEY LAKE – Each year the Montana Pilots' Association (MPA) recognizes a member who has exhibited outstanding support to the MPA and made a significant contribution to aviation in Montana. That recognition and appreciation culminates in the Pilot of the Year Award. The 2015 award was presented to Seeley Lake resident Scott Newpower.

Newpower served as MPA's Eastern Director for three years and then president of the organization for another three years, from 2013-2016. He took on those responsibilities while still working as an air traffic controller in Billings, Mont., a job he retired...

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