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Sales Tax Exemptions In Other Midwest States

Minnesota joins other Midwest states in exempting sales tax on aircraft parts and associated installation labor. Wisconsin currently has an interstate commercial operations exemption. Interstate commercial operations, although a bit vague, refers to airline travel, though in some instances it … Continue reading

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General Observations of AirVenture 2013

“Oh my gosh, how’d they do that?” by Harold Green This year EAA AirVenture, July 29 thru August 4, 2013, provided an opportunity to consider the impact of this event on General Aviation. I spent most of my two days … Continue reading

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WisDOT FIRC

A new and improved Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) will be held November 10th and 11th in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at the FAA Safety Center. The course is updated to reflect changes in the new Advisory Circular, which requires several new topics. … Continue reading

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Are You Proficient? – Or Just Current?

by Jeffery R. Taylor WisDOT Aviation Consultant What was your first thought the last time someone asked you to fly an airplane? Was it, “Am I current?” If it was, you are probably not alone. Typically, pilots begin to compare … Continue reading

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Some Cross-Country Basics

by Dan McDowell Imagine the beauty to be seen as the fall colors stretch for miles before you. The beauty of flight enhanced by the beauty of the season provides the opportunity for the renewal of the passion for aviation … Continue reading

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Go With The Flow!

by Lt. Col. Nick Modders Safety Officer 130th Composite Squadron USAF Auxiliary/CAP Supplemental Thoughts On Checklists & Their Use Checklists have been a popular aid in aviation since the Army Air Corps’ chief test pilot took off in a B-17 … Continue reading

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What’s next for NextGen?

by Craig L. Fuller President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of testifying before Congress about the state of NextGen. Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure’s Aviation Subcommittee wanted to know … Continue reading

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News & Information You’ll Want To Know In Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska & Iowa

by Yasmina Platt, Manager AOPA Central Southwest Region Even as the last piece of state legislation for 2012 in the Central Region was signed in July, AOPA started working on next year’s initiatives. I will have more details to share … Continue reading

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AOPA’s Frontline Advocates – Airport Support Network Volunteers

by Bryan Budds, Manager AOPA Great Lakes Region As promised in an earlier Great Lakes Regional Report, I mentioned my desire to help general aviation pilots and others in the industry understand how AOPA’s Airports and State Advocacy team does … Continue reading

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Revitalizing General Aviation By Overhauling Federal Aviation Regulations

Part 1 – Air Rides by Jim Hanson How do most people first experience General Aviation? Usually with a ride from a friend, which often leads to an interest in learning to fly. We’ve covered the subject of exposing more … Continue reading

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