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As The Holidays Arrive

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics As the holiday season arrives, many people will take vacation to spend time with family and friends. It is our hope that you will have a wonderful and safe time, and … Continue reading

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A Pilot’s Winter Checklist

Most pilots who have flown for a year or more have likely experienced flying in cold weather. Many may actually prefer to fly in the winter months because there are few threats of thunderstorms (at least in the more northern … Continue reading

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Minnesota Names New Aeronautics Assistant Office Director

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Minnesota Office of Aeronautics Director Cassandra Isackson has named Kathy Vesely from her staff Assistant Office Director effective November 6, 2013. In addition to having a passion for aviation, Vesely brings with her 35 years of … Continue reading

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Winterscape

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota Office of Aeronautics As we approach the periods of winter where wind-blown snow modifies the landscape almost daily, we must also think about the other important winter weather factors that can impact airports and aviators. … Continue reading

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Engineer’s Workshop To Be Held February 2014

The 2014 Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics Engineer’s Workshop will be held Tuesday, February 12 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Madison. This daylong workshop brings airport engineering consultants together with Bureau of Aeronautics engineering staff to focus on airport development … Continue reading

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Meet David Montesinos… Airport Development Engineer WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics

MADISON, WIS. – David Montesinos joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics in January 1991. As an airport development engineer, Montesinos is responsible for managing projects at seven airports around Wisconsin – the largest being Dane County Regional … Continue reading

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Airport Snow Removal

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics As I write this, I have yet to see my first snowflake of the forthcoming winter season, but that’s likely to change any day now. The winter season means different things to different … Continue reading

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Honor Paul: Join The Sport Aviation Association & Support Grassroots, Affordable Flying!

by Ed Leineweber I guess I wasn’t paying attention, but somehow I missed until just recently the emergence of the Sport Aviation Association (SAA) on the grassroots aviation scene. Maybe you’ve missed it too, and don’t know that this “little … Continue reading

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Checklists & Pilot Awareness

by Harold Green When I began writing this article, Runway 28 at San Francisco International Airport (KSFO) had just reopened after Asiana Airlines Flight 214 landed short and slow on July 6, 2013, strewing pieces of airplane and pilots’ reputations … Continue reading

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Can you afford not to?

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association This week I received a letter from a pilot who told me that he was joining AOPA because he wants to do his part to support our efforts … Continue reading

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