Dan Tarasievich was named the Arlington Municipal Airport’s Person of the Year for 2017. Tarasievich has been active at the Arlington Airport for 25 years, including participation in user group meetings and Airport Commission meetings.
His past aviation experiences include over 2,000 recreational skydives, past president of the Parachute Industry Association, crew chief on aerial tankers for the Illinois Air National Guard, and field engineer for Magnaflux Corp. In 1984 he bought Para-Phernalia Inc., which makes pilot emergency parachutes, and in 1992 moved the business to the Arlington Airport to better serve the aerobatic, glider, kit-built and warbird pilot community.
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