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The Dangers of “Black Ice”

Fall is well known in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest for its beautiful colors, many comfortable days and crisp nights. Some years the colors seem so vibrant and plentiful, yet once in awhile, fall will seem to be frequently gray … Continue reading

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Yell “Clear Prop” & Wait!

Nearly every pilot has had the experience of that first night flight alone after getting the coveted Private Pilot Certificate. The excitement tinged with small flecks of nervousness that are felt, are all blown slightly out of proportion in the … Continue reading

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Minnesota Revamps Taxes On Aviation… Changes Expected To Be More Fair & Vitalize Aviation In State

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed a 2013 Omnibus Tax Bill into law May 23, 2013, which includes several provisions that are intended to boost aviation activity in the state, make registration fees more equitable among aircraft … Continue reading

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The Colors of The Season

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota Office of Aeronautics We have had a fabulous summer overall, the kind we brag about to people in other locales. Warm, sunny days, brilliantly colored sunsets, and comfortable, calm evenings, have made this late starting … Continue reading

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Meet Terry Ripp…..

Airport Engineering Specialist WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Terry Ripp joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics in April 1985. For more than two decades, Terry worked as an engineering specialist, assisting airport project managers. In 2007, she became … Continue reading

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Upcoming Flight Instructor & Mechanic Seminars

by Jeffery Taylor Aviation Consultant WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics The next WisDOT Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) is scheduled for November 9 and 10, 2013 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at the FAA Safety Center. The course is open to all pilots; … Continue reading

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Tall Tower Program Roles In Wisconsin

by Justin Hetland Airspace Engineering Specialist WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics When you think about protecting airspace from tall towers and other obstructions, does the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) come to mind? Certainly the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) must have … Continue reading

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Ask Pete!

by Pete Schoeninger Q: Can I renew my aircraft registration online? A: Yes, if you have no changes of address or other info and comply within the time frame stated when you get your renewal from the Federal Aviation Administration. … Continue reading

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Making A Difference… Doc Mosher Receives Navy League’s Aviation Excellence Award

by Ed Leineweber EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is often the venue for “firsts,” as well as a place to honor tradition and decades-long service. The 3rd Annual Aviation Celebration staged by several Midwest chapters of the U.S. Navy League captured both … Continue reading

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Allow Me To Introduce Myself!

by Mark Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association I am excited to be AOPA’s new president, only the fifth in our association’s nearly 75-year history. I may be new to this role, but I’m definitely not new to … Continue reading

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