We Welcome Midwest Flying Service as a New WYVERN Wingman Operator!


Sheldon, Iowa: Midwest Flying Service, Inc. has secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman® Certified Operator following a successful audit as well as ongoing participation in the WYVERN Flight Leader Program®. The WYVERN Wingman Standard, the first air charter audit standard in the aviation industry, provides a safety benchmark that allows air charter customers to assess performance expectations against recognized industry best operating practices before purchasing air charter services.  The WYVERN Flight Leader Program provides operators with expert and ongoing collaboration to ensure their risk management program thrives.

“Being a small, family-run company, our passion is to provide safe and comfortable travel for our medical teams. We take great pride and honor in our organ transplant flights. The safety of our transplant teams and precious cargo is our number one priority. By achieving WYVERN Wingman certification, we have shown our dedication to the safety of our flights,” says Lyle Vust, Owner and CEO of Midwest Flying Service.

WYVERN Wingman Operators are evaluated by the Wingman Standard criteria. The scope of the evaluation includes an assessment of operational activities, review on the company operational history and safety records, Safety Management System (SMS), internal evaluation program, administrative compositions, technical documentation, pilot and aircraft records, training requirements, and maintenance operations including technician training and experience.

We congratulate Midwest Flying Service for achieving Wingman certification, which validates their effective safety management system and excellence in managing operations and aircraft maintenance. Wingman Operators stand out from others by allowing WYVERN to assess their conformity to best practices and collaborate with them to continually monitor their continuous improvement related to the management of risk,” says Andrew Day, WYVERN’s Senior Vice President, Operations.

About Midwest Flying Service    

Midwest Flying Service provides reliable and safe charter services with a variety of aircraft to service clients’ needs and have been safely flying since 1992. Midwest Flying Service also offers FAA ratings for Private Pilots, Sport Pilot etc. 

Learn more about Midwest Flying Service here.


WYVERN Ltd was founded in 1991 by a group of safety-focused professionals who created The Wingman Standard for rigorously vetting air charter operators. Soon thereafter, WYVERN officially became world’s first business aviation audit company.
With inspired leadership and an agile, innovative team, WYVERN has grown into a globally recognized, ISO-9001 certified service provider within the aviation industry.
We continually guide aviation stakeholders in risk management decision-making through our unsurpassed education, training, consulting, auditing, expert coaches, SMS software, and safety intelligence database. We bring passion and excitement to work every day, constantly working to innovate and improve the lives of the people we serve.

Our Mission
To elevate aviation safety worldwide

Our Vision
Every operator has an effective SMS

Our Values
Professionalism, Innovation, Relationships

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