Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017-January 2018
The “Fly Wisconsin Airport Passport” program is a collaborative effort of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics and the Wisconsin Airport Management Association (WAMA). The program promotes safety and education by encouraging recreational flying to Wisconsin’s 127 public-use airports. It also supports general aviation airports, fixed base operators, area businesses and tourism.
The passport program is open to all pilots and their passenger(s). Register online at https://2.selectsurvey.net/wisdot/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=FlyWI#. For additional information, go to http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/travel/air/pilot-info/flywi-howto.aspx, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (608) 266-3351.
When you receive your passport, be sure to print your name and contact information on the front page. When you visit a participating airport, aviation attraction or participate in an FAA safety seminar, have your passport stamped or signed in the appropriate space. Once you have obtained the proper number of stamps for the level of recognition you wish to achieve, submit your passport (it will be returned) to: Fly Wisconsin, WisDOT – Bureau of Aeronautics, P.O. Box 7914, Madison, WI 53707-7914.
Many airports have courtesy and rental cars available to explore the community. Check TravelWisconsin.com or call 800-432-8747 to request a travel guide to attractions and activities in the area you are visiting. Check the airport website for other area attractions. You may also want to note the date of your flight, weather conditions and any other memorable details of your flight in the airport box.
Other Midwest states that have passport programs include Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.