Archives: Features

General Aviation Airports: A National Asset

The FAA has come out with a report called “General Aviation Airports: A National Asset,” which documents an 18-month study of the nearly 3,000 general aviation (GA) airports, heliports, and seaplane bases identified in the FAA’s National Plan of Integrated … Continue reading

Posted in Airports, All Features, Features, June/July 2012 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Wisconsin Business Aircraft Owners To Swing For Scholarships

RACINE, WIS. – The Wisconsin Business Aviation Association Charity Golf Outing will be held Monday, June 11, 2012 at Western Lakes Golf Club W287 N1963 Oakton Road, Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Proceeds from the event will provide an aviation scholarship to a … Continue reading

Posted in All Features, Events, Features, June/July 2012 | Tagged | Leave a comment

Wisconsin Association of Business Aircraft Owners Expands Membership

WISCONSIN DELLS, WIS. – Realizing that the vast majority of all aircraft are used for business to some extent, the Wisconsin Business Aviation Association (WBAA) has expanded its membership base to include all aircraft owners who utilize their aircraft for … Continue reading

Posted in All Features, Events, Features, June/July 2012 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Wipaire Completes Cessna 206 Project… Working On Caravan, Skylane Improvements

by Steve Schapiro The centerpiece of Wipaire’s display at Sun ‘n Fun this year, March 27 thru April 1, 2012, in Lakeland, Florida, was a custom-designed and built Cessna 206 that the company delivered to Key West Seaplanes, a charter … Continue reading

Posted in All Features, Features, June/July 2012, MN Aviation Industry News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First-Timers From The Midwest Fly To Sun ‘n Fun

A Look At This Year’s Spring Break For Pilots by Steve Schapiro Mike Cooper has been flying for years – first in the Air Force where he instructed in T-38s before flying F-4s and F-15s, and then for Northwest Airlines … Continue reading

Posted in All Features, Events, Features, June/July 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NASA Ends Endeavour’s Journey

by Matthew Olafsen The National Air & Space Administration (NASA) called the second week in May 2012 and invited me to visit the inside of their orbiter “Endeavour,” while it was undergoing one of its final power-up procedures. This was … Continue reading

Posted in All Features, Features, June/July 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Day of Discovery

by Greg Reigel On April 17, 2012, the decommissioned space shuttle “Discovery” arrived at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Washington Dulles International Airport. A little over a week later, a group of pilots and … Continue reading

Posted in All Features, Destinations, Features, June/July 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bittersweet Describes Demise of Orbiter Program, As Discovery Makes Final Pass & Heads For Udvar-Hazy

by Matthew Olafsen Bittersweet appeared to be the word of the day, April 17, 2012, as the orbiter “Discovery” made its final flight from the Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida to the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven … Continue reading

Posted in All Features, Features, June/July 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Airport Manager Serves Dual Role For His Country, For His Community

PHILLIPS, WIS. – Chris Hallstrand, airport manager at Price County Airport in Phillips, Wisconsin, since 2003, wears many hats: husband, father, airport manager, crew chief onboard a C-130 Hercules with the Minnesota Air National Guard, and general aviation pilot. Hallstrand … Continue reading

Posted in All Features, Features, June/July 2012, People | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Newton Municipal Airport – A Proven Track Record of Success!

NEWTON, IOWA – Newton Municipal Airport has adapted to meet the needs of the City of Newton over the years. Since 1954, the airport had grown with the help of the city’s largest employer, “Maytag.” Airside facilities grew as the … Continue reading

Posted in Airports, All Features, Features, June/July 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment