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Illinois To Update Its Aviation Systems Plan & Economic Impact Report

by Clayton Stambaugh, James Bildilli & Zach DeVeau Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue After nearly 25 years, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has embarked on a project to analyze the current Illinois Aviation System Plan (IASP) … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Governor Signs Mechanics Lien Law

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue APPLETON, WIS. – Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers made a visit to Appleton International Airport February 21, 2020, to sign a bill that will help the aviation business community. Evers signed Wisconsin Act … Continue reading

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Justice Department Involvement In FAA’s Illegal Charter Case Spotlights Consequences For Aircraft Owners

Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and its Illegal Charter Task Force are continuing efforts to increase awareness of the dangers posed by illegal activity, and educate aircraft … Continue reading

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AOPA AND GA COALITION URGE SENATE TO PASS LONG-TERM FAA REAUTHORIZATION

FREDERICK, MD –The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and a coalition of 32 other aviation organizations sent an Aug. 15 letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), urging them to pass long-term FAA … Continue reading

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LATEST ATC SPINOFF PROPOSAL MEETS CONTINUED AND HEAVY OPPOSITION

EAA joins other leading GA organizations in criticizing proposal EAA AVIATION CENTER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin – (June 21, 2018) – Today, six associations representing the general aviation industry issued a statement strongly opposing the Trump Administration for including in its government … Continue reading

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MAC Turns 75 In 2018

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) marks its 75th anniversary in 2018, but the idea of creating a single government entity to own and operate Twin Cities’ airports only came about with some diplomacy … Continue reading

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AOPA ISSUES IMMEDIATE CALL TO ACTION OPPOSING LAST-MINUTE ATC GRAB

FREDERICK, MD –The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) issued a call to action today to members and pilots asking them to contact their member of Congress to defeat a last-minute air traffic control grab. In an eleventh-hour backroom deal … Continue reading

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North Dakota Governor Declares March ‘Aviation Month’

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue The Alliance for Aviation Across America applauded North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum for declaring March 2018 “Aviation Month.” In North Dakota, general aviation airports support more than $121 million in total economic … Continue reading

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ATC Privatization Proposal Is Dead!

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue WASHINGTON, DC – No sooner than pilots and other concerned individuals contacted their U.S. Congressmen to oppose H.R. 2997, which was intended to reintroduce privatizing the air traffic control … Continue reading

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House Leadership Declines to Schedule ATC Privatization Bill on House Floor

WASHINGTON (October 9, 2017) – Congressional proponents of ATC privatization continued their efforts last week, taking to the House floor and meeting with general aviation stakeholders in key congressional districts in attempts to garner support for their legislation. While decrying … Continue reading

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