Archives: Airports

Discover Aviation Days – The Doorway To Understanding General Aviation

BLAINE, MINN. – Thanks to the efforts of Craig Schiller, the curator at Golden Wings Museum, and other tenants at Anoka-County Blaine Airport/Jane’s Field (KANE), volunteers, airport management, and air traffic controllers, “Discover Aviation Days” (DAD), May 30-31, 2015, was … Continue reading

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The Airport Paradox

by Dan McDowell When aviation is discussed in many communities and even on social media, it is the airlines that become the greater part of the conversations. General aviation (GA), if mentioned at all, is too often spoken about in … Continue reading

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2014 Airport Rates & Charges Report

The Airport Rates & Charges Report for calendar year 2014 is now available. Each year, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics surveys those airports within the State Airport System Plan for information relating to airport rates and charges, … Continue reading

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Airport Operations & Land Use Seminar

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Each fall, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics holds a two-day Airport Operations & Land Use Seminar for the people responsible for managing our state’s airports. This seminar provides airport managers … 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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Hey, Where’s The Tower?

by Jim Bildilli The concept of “remote control” has been around for years. We’ve used it for communications, flying hobby aircraft and for changing our TV channels. More recently, remote control has been used for piloting drones in missions as … Continue reading

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Illinois DOT Names Airports of the Year At Illinois Aviation Conference

CHICAGO, ILL. – Seven Illinois airports are winners of the “2015 Airport of the Year” awards sponsored by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). For a wide variety of categories, Decatur Airport, DuPage Airport, Marshall County Airport, Mount Vernon Airport, … Continue reading

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Spot Landing Contest To Be Held At Milwaukee-Timmerman Airport

by Harold Mester MILWAUKEE, WIS. – During training flights, instructors encourage pilots to pick a spot on the runway to use as an aiming point. This spot is generally at least a few hundred feet down the runway. When this … Continue reading

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Your Airport’s CIP

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Do you know what your airport’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is? What it does for your airport, your community, and you? Although our construction season is well underway, planning for those … Continue reading

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Annual Airport Construction Update

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics 2014 Recap: In Wisconsin, we take a lot of pride in the condition of our airports. That’s why we completed more than 80 airport improvement projects at over 60 airports last year. Perhaps … Continue reading

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