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When Things Go RIGHT!

by Jim Hanson Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 issue As aviation consumers, all too often we complain when things go wrong – and we ought to complain. Sub-par service…dates, schedules, and budget promises not kept…indifferent treatment by corporate … Continue reading

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Michigan House Passes Recreational-Use Bill For Private Airports… Measure Now Goes On To Senate

LANSING, MICH. – The Michigan House of Representatives has passed a bill (House Bill 5178), which if approved by the Senate, would amend the state’s recreational use statute to include aviation. Such an amendment would provide liability protection for private … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill That Expands Liability Protection To Include Private Airport Owners

MADISON, WIS. – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 321, April 16, 2014, to expand the existing Recreational Use Statute (RUS 895.52) to include liability protection for non-commercial aviation at private airports. Previous to this amendment, landowners were protected … Continue reading

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Voice of General Aviation Reaches Great Lakes Capitols

News & Information You’ll Want To Know In Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota & South Dakota by Bryan Budds Manager, AOPA Great Lakes Region The past few months have been quite busy for AOPA’s State Advocacy Team … Continue reading

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Legislation Pending Affects Private Airport Owner Liability In Wisconsin

Last winter, Wisconsin private airport owner, Chuck Aldrian, identified elected officials who would introduce legislation which would amend the Recreational Use Statute (RUS) in Wisconsin to include non-commercial aviation activities to protect private airport owners from liability from any incident. … Continue reading

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When The “RAF” Doesn’t Mean The Royal Air Force!

by Jim Bildilli The 81st annual meeting of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and there was one presentation that especially captured the audience’s attention on a subject that doesn’t usually … Continue reading

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WWII Veteran Donates Airport To Recreational Aviation Foundation For Future Generations

OSHKOSH, WIS. – The importance of privately-owned airports was brought to public attention, July 25, 2012 at EAA’s Brown Arch on Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, during EAA AirVenture, when Ben Ryan and his wife, Agnes, donated their airfield … Continue reading

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Changing Your State’s Recreational Use Statute To Include Private Airstrips

by Jim Hanson Minnesota joins 15 other states in providing protection for private airstrip owners who allow other pilots to use their airstrips. Within the region served by Midwest Flyer Magazine, only South Dakota and Minnesota, and parts of Nebraska, … Continue reading

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Minnesota Senator & Representative Recognized By Recreational Aviation Foundation

Senator John Carlson (R. Bemidji) and Representative David Hancock (R. Bemidji) have received national recognition from the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) for their efforts to amend the Recreational Use Statute (RUS) in the State of Minnesota. RAF President John McKenna … Continue reading

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