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The Adventure Begins With Aviation

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota Office of Aeronautics The past couple of months have been a whirlwind for me as I continue to get my aviation legs under me. It is exciting to see the deeply felt love and passion … Continue reading

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The First Class Café, Manitowoc, Wisconsin

MANITOWOC, WIS.  – There is a new restaurant across the street from the Manitowoc County Airport called “The First Class Café.” The cafe opened May 6, 2013, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven (7) days a week. Owners Isain and … Continue reading

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Registering Your Aircraft In Wisconsin

by Joni Moe WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics If you registered an aircraft in Wisconsin in the past 15 years, you did it through the Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles. In April of this year, aircraft registration returned to … Continue reading

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Airport Operations & Land Use Seminar

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Managing an airport in Wisconsin is no small task. Often forced to play the role of snow plow driver, accountant, airport planner, and aviation advocate – all in the same day – the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Leaders Celebrate General Aviation Manufacturing At Jobs Rally

APPLETON, WIS. – Governor Scott Walker, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, U.S. Representatives Tom Petri and Reid Ribble, and Outagamie County Executive Thomas Nelson joined the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and hundreds of manufacturing workers, local officials, business leaders and … Continue reading

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Giving That First Ride In An Airplane

by Jim Hanson Most of us enjoy flying so much that we can’t wait to share it with others. We are proud that we can do something that most people cannot – fly an airplane! Do you recall the very … Continue reading

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Cohabitation of Gliders & Powered Aircraft

by Woody Minar When you’re flying to another airport, how do you know if it’s also a “glider port” – an airport where gliders are present? And if you do know it’s a glider port, is there anything special you … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. Aviation Medical Examiner Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine University of Wisconsin – Madison Does your snoring frighten small children and cause dogs to cringe? Does your spouse/partner consider homicide in the … Continue reading

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The Power of Bureaucracy

by Craig Fuller President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association We all remember civics lessons when we were taught that the government has three branches –the executive, legislative, and judicial. But today it seems there’s a fourth branch of … Continue reading

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2013 Legislative Session Review & Events

by Yasmina Platt Manager, AOPA Central Southwest Region Now that all legislative sessions in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa have adjourned, we can summarize them. Your association, AOPA, has been actively engaged in working 21 bills in those four states … Continue reading

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