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New Faces At The Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 issue We are happy to announce that there are several new faces at the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA), as well as a familiar face taking on a new role. As always, feel … 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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Meet Lucas Ward

Airport Development Engineer – WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017 MADISON, WIS. – Lucas Ward joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics in December 2016. As an airport development engineer, Lucas is responsible … 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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“Beyond The Clouds” Is Theme For 2017 International Aviation Art Contest… Entries Wanted!

by Karen Broitzman Aerospace Education Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – Dec 2016/Jan 2017 Calling all artists between the ages of 6 and 17, the International Aviation Art Contest is now underway! This year’s theme is … Continue reading

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Meet Zach Schabla

Chief Pilot WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Zach Schabla joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) as chief pilot and aviation safety/pilot training program manager in February. On a daily basis Zach works with the FAA, airport managers, … 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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