Archives: Wisconsin Aeronautics Report

Meet Matt Messina…

Airport Development Engineer WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics MADISON, WIS. – Matt Messina joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics in January 2015. As an airport development engineer, Matt is responsible for managing projects at eight airports around Wisconsin. … Continue reading

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Preventing Vehicle and Pedestrian Incidents at Airports

Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics You would think everyone has enough common sense not to sunbathe on a runway, and yet, I’ve heard it’s happened. There’s also no denying that a quiet runway also makes for a very tempting … Continue reading

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Meet Jean Rickman…

Operations Program Associate WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Jean Rickman joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in July of 1980. Prior to her current position, she worked in the Division of Motor Vehicles and the Division of State Patrol. Jean joined … Continue reading

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Winter Pre-Flight Tips

by Justin Hetland WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics The beginning of the winter season came in fast and cold this year, bringing back memories of the not so fondly remembered 2013-2014 winter when we were all introduced to the term “Polar … Continue reading

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Annual Airport Engineer’s Workshop

The 2015 Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics Airport Engineer’s Workshop will be held Tuesday, February 17th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Madison. This day-long workshop brings airport engineering consultants together with Bureau of Aeronautics staff to focus on airport development … Continue reading

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International Aviation Art Contest

The 2015 International Aviation Art Contest is now underway. This year’s theme is “World Air Games.” Artists are encouraged to create a poster that captures the excitement of the FAI World Air Games Dubai. All children between the ages of … Continue reading

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2014 Airport Operations & Land Use Seminar

STEVENS POINT, WIS. – More than 100 people, representing approximately 40 airports around Wisconsin, gathered in Stevens Point in late September for the annual Airport Operations & Land Use Seminar hosted by the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics. This year’s seminar … Continue reading

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Airport Reference Points

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics I like a good map. I like to know where I am, where I’m going and what’s around me. Whether in the air or on the ground, good situational awareness is important. With … Continue reading

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Meet Paula Groom…

Airport Development Engineer WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics MADISON, WIS. – Paula Groom joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) in May 2014. As an airport development engineer, Paula is responsible for managing projects at 10 airports around … Continue reading

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Building A Backyard Airstrip

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics How many landing facilities would you guess there are in Wisconsin? If you guessed “a lot,” you would be right! In all, Wisconsin has well over 700 separate landing facilities, and more than … Continue reading

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