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About Mel Hemann
Ordained a Catholic priest in 1959, Fr. Mel Hemann is a charter member of the National Association of Priest Pilots, formed in 1964. He is a past president and editor emeritus of the organization. Fr. Mel has more than 19,000 hours as a CFI/CFII/MEI. As a priest in the Archdiocese of Dubuque, he pursued a special interest in family life ministry, serving in a variety of parishes and as Director of the Family Life Office. In his spare time, he offered his flying skills to train pilots for missionary work. He built an RV-6 in retirement and spent 15 years assisting families all over the US and Canada. Moving to Florida several years ago, he taught at several flight schools while assisting at local parishes. 61 years of flying and 92 years of living does take its toll. Age has slowed him down a bit, but he continues to offer his services, though limited, when and where needed. God is good! As is life!
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