Archives: June/July 2011

Preparation For Summer Flying Activities

by Jay Hietpas Assistant Director of Aeronautics With summer finally here, we can all look forward to the beautiful days that are the validation for why many people live here. The beauty that is in Minnesota seems boundless, and the … Continue reading

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GA Rally In South Dakota

PIERRE, SD – Over 100 workers, state and local officials and aviation enthusiasts gathered August 31, 2011, in Pierre, South Dakota for a general aviation (GA) rally. The event, held at Mustang Aviation, was organized by GAMA with support from … Continue reading

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Mr. Pietenpol: Bill Rewey Famed Aircamper Homebuilder Turns A Page

by Ed Leineweber Maybe you noticed the ad on the bulletin board of your local airport: For Sale ’94 Pietenpol Aircamper NX17WR. Whether you realized it or not, if you saw that ad, you were looking at a small piece … Continue reading

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What’s Happening In Your Hangar?

by Megan Stritchko WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Oftentimes, a hangar can feel like a second home with endless possibilities – a storage unit, an office, a side business, you name it. However, such use of your airport hangar and compliance … Continue reading

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Airport Construction Update

by Jeffery Taylor WisDOT Aviation Consultant It will be another busy construction season this summer at Wisconsin airports. The WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics has over $113 million worth of airport improvement projects scheduled, using a combination of federal, state and … Continue reading

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From The Editor of the Mn/DOT Aeronautics Technical Bulletin

The Mn/DOT Aeronautics Technical Bulletin is published in the interest of aviation safety and to actively promote aeronautical progress in the state and nation. It is our continuing goal to provide timely, interesting and useful articles on subjects of importance … Continue reading

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A Quiet Genius Ferdinand Rohe Ohnsorg

Few aviators are likely to know the name of Ferdinand Rohe Ohnsorg; but fewer still have not used a piece of aviation electronics equipment that wasn’t based on the invention of Mr. Ohnsorg. Ferdinand Rohe Ohnsorg was born in St. … Continue reading

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Charting Your Course

Map reading can be defined as the action of a person matching man made or natural features with their corresponding symbols on a chart. Successful use of a map is solely dependent on the users ability or skill level in … Continue reading

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Summer At Last!

With summer here, what better time is there to learn about flying, aircraft maintenance, airport operations and the vast array of aviation industry career fields? What better time is there to improve your flying proficiency or even upgrade your pilot … Continue reading

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Lakeshore Aviation Named 2011 Wisconsin Aviation Business of the Year

GREEN BAY, WIS. – The Wisconsin Aviation Trades Association (WATA) has named Lakeshore Aviation, located at Manitowoc County Regional Airport in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, “Wisconsin Aviation Business of the Year.” The award was presented to Lakeshore Aviation President Curt Drumm at … Continue reading

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