Archives: Wisconsin Aeronautics Report

Meet Zach Schabla

Chief Pilot WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Zach Schabla joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) as chief pilot and aviation safety/pilot training program manager in February. On a daily basis Zach works with the FAA, airport managers, … Continue reading

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Annual Airport Construction Update

by Hal Davis Airport Compliance Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Last year marked another successfully year of improvement projects at Wisconsin airports. In total in 2015, we funded more than 90 different projects at over 50 airports. Projects ranged from … Continue reading

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Safe Flying Requires Accurate Weather Prediction

Learn How WisDOT’s Bureau of Aeronautics Improves Flight Planning by John Thivierge Director of Aviation Weather Schneider Electric Flight conditions can change in the blink of an eye. One moment you’ll see clear blue skies and feel the hot summer … Continue reading

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New Wisconsin Weather System Available To Pilots

by Hal Davis Airport Compliance Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Free, easy to use, accurate weather information is now at your fingertips. Late last year, the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics partnered with Schneider Electric to provide pilots free access to … Continue reading

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Drone Questions

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics If the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) estimates were correct, there should now be about one million more drones buzzing through the air, thanks to the holiday season! More drones in the air will … Continue reading

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Airport Cooperative Research Program

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics An airport manager often has a wide range of responsibilities, from managing hangar lease agreements and wildlife hazards to plowing snow. As knowledgeable, capable and independent as most airport managers are, I’m sure … Continue reading

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Annual Airport Engineer’s Workshop

The 2016 Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics Airport Engineer’s Workshop will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2015 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 … Continue reading

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Air Sports In Harmony With Nature, Theme of International Aviation Art Contest

by Karen Broitzman WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Calling all artists between the ages of 6 and 17, the International Aviation Art Contest is now underway! This year’s theme is “Air Sports In Harmony With Nature.” The beauty of the earth … Continue reading

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Based Aircraft Defined!

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics By their very nature, aircraft are commonly on the move. Sure, most aircraft have one airport they call “home,” but others may share time between multiple airports. In the Midwest, occasionally an aircraft … Continue reading

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Airport Farming – Rewards & Risks

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics With autumn upon us, and winter fast approaching, it may seem like an odd time to talk about farming. However, these next few months between farming seasons are the perfect time to evaluate … Continue reading

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