Tag Archives: Hal Davis

Pardon Our Dust: Annual Airport Construction Update

by Hal Davis Airport Compliance Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 Yellow X’s, like orange barrels, send multiple messages. In the literal sense, they simply say don’t land/drive here! They also signify delay and … Continue reading

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Deciphering Notices To Airmen (NOTAMs) Part II – Field Conditions

by Hal Davis Airport Compliance Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 Warning: This article has so many acronyms and contractions that you may begin to question your own sanity. Read at your own risk… … Continue reading

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Deciphering Notices To Airmen (NOTAMs)

by Hal Davis Airport Compliance Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 Any pilot worth their weight in 100LL, knows to check NOTAMs before every flight. Historically, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NOTAM system … Continue reading

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Airport Lights Continued

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 Issue Earlier this year, airline pilots narrowly averted disaster after mistakenly lining up to land on a parallel taxiway at San Francisco International Airport. Other pilots … Continue reading

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Register Now For The WisDOT Airport Operations & Land Use Seminar

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue Each fall, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) holds a two-day Airport Operations & Land Use Seminar for the people responsible for managing our state’s airports. The 2017 Airport … Continue reading

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Understanding Airport Light Systems

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue Unless you regularly find yourself flying into large airports at night or during inclement weather, chances are there are a number of airport lights you’ve … Continue reading

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronatuics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue Humans tend to be creatures of habit. And while routines and habits may be helpful in some situations, they can be downright dangerous in others. … Continue reading

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Seaplane Flying In Wisconsin

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 Fly over Wisconsin and you will quickly realize, we have a lot of lakes. Upwards of 15,000. With all these lakes and several large river ways, … Continue reading

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All You Ever Wanted To Know About Taxiway Markings – and More!

by Hal Davis Airport Compliance Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 issue The last Aeronautics Report kicked off a series of articles focused on airport visual aids and provided an overview of runway markings. … Continue reading

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The Power of Paint – Runway Markings

by Hal Davis Airport Compliance Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 In our industry, we continually strive to improve safety. While much of the focus rightly remains on in-flight safety and preventing occurrences … Continue reading

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