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The Future of Collegiate Aviation

by Dr. Patrick Mattson Professor Emeritus & Dr. Jeffrey Johnson Professor St. Cloud State University-Aviation The University Aviation Association (UAA) membership and program accreditation teams from the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) have worked hard to raise the profile of … Continue reading

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Fuel Conserving Techniques

by Jeffery Taylor WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics At the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, we are committed to transportation safety, along with common sense efforts to enhance and preserve environmental quality. With the recent spike in fuel costs, pilots everywhere are … Continue reading

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Excise Fuel Taxes…

by David Mann, President Wisconsin Aviation Trades Association Several months back, I wrote to many of our members and advised them that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was auditing our airport and fixed base operation – Batten International Airport in … Continue reading

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Appreciating What We’ve Got

by Craig Fuller President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association It’s that time of the year when we take stock of the things we’re grateful for, consider the achievements of the past 12 months, and prepare for the year … Continue reading

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Aviation Conferences In The Midwest

by Bill Blake AOPA Great Lakes Regional Representative Recently, the aviation fall conference season ended. For me, that included attending the annual conferences of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), Michigan Association of Airport Executives (MAAE), Illinois Public … Continue reading

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Shared Expenses & The Private Pilot

by Gregory J. Reigel Attorney At Law In today’s economy, many private pilots look for ways to minimize the cost of their flying. One of the ways to reduce the cost of a particular flight is to share that expense … Continue reading

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Access To Electronic Charts May Not Be Free For Long

by Dave Weiman You knew it was too good to be true. Economical visual and instrument charts through a vendor like “Foreflight” for as little as $75.00 per year. The FAA recently decided they would start charging for digital chart … Continue reading

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