Archives: Government/Legislation

MAC Turns 75 In 2018

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) marks its 75th anniversary in 2018, but the idea of creating a single government entity to own and operate Twin Cities’ airports only came about with some diplomacy … Continue reading

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AOPA ISSUES IMMEDIATE CALL TO ACTION OPPOSING LAST-MINUTE ATC GRAB

FREDERICK, MD –The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) issued a call to action today to members and pilots asking them to contact their member of Congress to defeat a last-minute air traffic control grab. In an eleventh-hour backroom deal … Continue reading

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North Dakota Governor Declares March ‘Aviation Month’

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue The Alliance for Aviation Across America applauded North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum for declaring March 2018 “Aviation Month.” In North Dakota, general aviation airports support more than $121 million in total economic … Continue reading

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ATC Privatization Proposal Is Dead!

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue WASHINGTON, DC – No sooner than pilots and other concerned individuals contacted their U.S. Congressmen to oppose H.R. 2997, which was intended to reintroduce privatizing the air traffic control … Continue reading

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House Leadership Declines to Schedule ATC Privatization Bill on House Floor

WASHINGTON (October 9, 2017) – Congressional proponents of ATC privatization continued their efforts last week, taking to the House floor and meeting with general aviation stakeholders in key congressional districts in attempts to garner support for their legislation. While decrying … Continue reading

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GA Oppose ATC Privatization At Oshkosh 2017

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue A Congressional proposal to privatize the air traffic control (ATC) system was the hottest topic at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, with the leaders of four of the largest national aviation organizations holding … Continue reading

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Clarification On Minnesota Fuel Tax Sought & Clarified

by Jim Hanson Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue Recently, an airport manager from Minnesota who is responsible for the fuel sales at his airport, was confused over how he was expected to report sales tax on auto … Continue reading

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IFR/VFR Seminars To Be Held Saturday, October 14, 2017

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics is happy to announce that Volk Field will be hosting a Fly-In Pancake Breakfast and Instrument Flight Rules/Visual Flight Rules (IFR/VFR) seminars on Saturday, … Continue reading

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URGENT! ACT NOW! ATC PRIVATIZATION COULD BE ENACTED AS SOON AS NEXT WEEK!

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, members of Congress returned to Washington, D.C. from their August district work period to consider several items, including FAA Reauthorization. Proponents of Air Traffic Control Privatization continue to push for floor consideration of H.R. 2997 as early … Continue reading

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MAC Paint Shop’s Work Is Everywhere, Embracing Sustainability

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MINN. – Some paint jobs are so big they seemingly never end. At Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), the paint shop is responsible for keeping a clean coat on thousands … Continue reading

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