Tag Archives: Hal Davis

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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FAA Publishes Final Hangar Storage Rule

by Hal Davis Airport Compliance Manager – WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – Aug/Sept 2016 What you can and can’t keep in a hangar tends to be a contentious topic on many airports. Adding to the frustration … Continue reading

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Annual Airport Construction Update

by Hal Davis Airport Compliance Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Last year marked another successfully year of improvement projects at Wisconsin airports. In total in 2015, we funded more than 90 different projects at over 50 airports. Projects ranged from … Continue reading

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New Wisconsin Weather System Available To Pilots

by Hal Davis Airport Compliance Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Free, easy to use, accurate weather information is now at your fingertips. Late last year, the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics partnered with Schneider Electric to provide pilots free access to … Continue reading

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Drone Questions

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics If the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) estimates were correct, there should now be about one million more drones buzzing through the air, thanks to the holiday season! More drones in the air will … Continue reading

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Airport Cooperative Research Program

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics An airport manager often has a wide range of responsibilities, from managing hangar lease agreements and wildlife hazards to plowing snow. As knowledgeable, capable and independent as most airport managers are, I’m sure … Continue reading

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Based Aircraft Defined!

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics By their very nature, aircraft are commonly on the move. Sure, most aircraft have one airport they call “home,” but others may share time between multiple airports. In the Midwest, occasionally an aircraft … Continue reading

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Airport Farming – Rewards & Risks

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics With autumn upon us, and winter fast approaching, it may seem like an odd time to talk about farming. However, these next few months between farming seasons are the perfect time to evaluate … 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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