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EAA Committed To Manned Aircraft Safety When It Comes To Integrating UAS Operations

OSHKOSH, WIS. –The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is maintaining that although the popularity and number of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, is rising rapidly, their entrance into the national airspace system cannot come to the detriment of … Continue reading

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UAS Task Force Formed By U.S. Department of Transportation/FAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced October 29, 2015, the formation of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force (RTF) for the purpose of developing recommendations for a … Continue reading

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Wisconsin FBO Hosts Workshop For Drone Operators

MADISON, WIS. – Wisconsin Aviation, Inc. hosted its second workshop October 27, 2015 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) at its Dane County Regional Airport, Madison, Wis. location. The workshop featured a display of UAS, ranging from very small aircraft costing … Continue reading

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Central County Airport (68C) Renamed Paul Johns Field

IOLA, WIS. – Central County Airport (68C) in Iola, Wis., known the world over for its multiple grass runways and Friday noon lunches, was renamed “Paul Johns Field” in honor of the veteran aviator who remains an icon at the … Continue reading

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Lost Airplane That Led D-Day Invasion Located At Basler’s

OSHKOSH, WIS. – The C-47 transport aircraft that led the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, more than 70 years ago, “That’s All, Brother,” has been located at Basler Turbo Conversions at Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Believed lost to history, … Continue reading

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Jet Air Group, Serving Pilots & The Green Bay Packers

Story & Photos by Dave Weiman Jet Air Group at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin (KGRB), aims to please its corporate high rollers on game days for the Green Bay Packers, but provides services to pilots and … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Homeschoolers Win Build-A-Plane Design Contest

WASHINGTON, DC – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Build A Plane have announced that the CHEF Homeschoolers in Cuba City, Wisconsin, have won the third Aviation Design Challenge to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) knowledge among … Continue reading

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Pilot To Host Breakfast On His Farm

MONROE, WIS. – On Saturday, May 30, 2015, pilot/farmer, Dan Wegmueller, will host the 2015 “Green County Breakfast On The Farm” on his dairy farm, 3 miles southeast of Monroe Municipal Airport (KEFT), Monroe, Wis. Wegmueller will add a special … Continue reading

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An Aviator’s Lasting Impression

by Don Winkler As aviators we are caught up in the task of flight planning, preflight and other important duties prior to departing and arriving at our home airports that we seldom have a chance to view what our activities … Continue reading

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Second Generation Gyroplanes In The Midwest

A Personal Historical Narrative by Chris Laskey Back in the very early 1970s, I became acquainted with a group of folks belonging to an organization known as “PRA Chapter 18,” The Greater Midwest Rotorcraft Club. They were involved in flying … Continue reading

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