Archives: Airports

Work On MSP’s Long-Term Plan For 2040 Now Underway

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2019 Issue MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MINN. – This spring the staff at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP) started looking toward the future and have begun work on the long-term planning process for the airport. Creating … Continue reading

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Lofty Aspirations: Airport Celebrates 80 Years of Commercial Flights

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue MADISON, WIS. – When the first commercial airline flights departed Madison, Wisconsin in 1939, no one could have imagined how air travel would take off over the next eight decades. Back then, … Continue reading

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Meet Erin Kube

Airport Land Program Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue In April 2019, Erin Kube joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) as the “Airport Land Program Manager.” Erin is … Continue reading

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Independence Municipal Airport Re-Dedicated James H. Connell Field

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue INDEPENDENCE, IOWA – The City of Independence, Iowa, alongside the Connell family, held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house, April 13, 2019, to officially rename the local airport “James H. Connell … Continue reading

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64th Annual Wisconsin Aviation Conference… Airports, Businesses, Awards & Recognition

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue The Wisconsin Aviation Conference (WAC) was held in Green Bay, Wis., May 5-7, 2019, at the Radisson Hotel & Convention Center, directly across the highway from the host airport, … Continue reading

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Third Time, Still A Charm… MSP Again Named Best Airport In North America

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MINN. – Airports Council International (ACI) recently named Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) the “Best Airport In North America” in its size category for 2018, along with Detroit Metropolitan Wayne … Continue reading

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From Airports To People, The Minnesota Airports Conference Showcased Excellence In The Industry!

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue The annual Minnesota Airports Conference held April 24-26, 2019 at the Willmar Conference Center, Willmar, Minnesota, featured everyone from the managers of large commercial service airports, to the smallest … Continue reading

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Chicago Mayoral Candidate Campaigned To Bring Back Meigs Field For Economic Reasons

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue CHICAGO, ILL. – As reported by Amelia Walsh of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) in a February 14, 2019 article for AOPA, Chicago mayoral candidate, Willie Wilson, had been campaigning … Continue reading

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No NOTAM does not mean no hazard!

by Kelly Akhund Aviation Representative/Pilot, MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue Pilots Rely On NOTAMs Runway closures, navaid outages, contaminated surfaces, poor braking action; these are all potential hazards that could affect the safety at an … Continue reading

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Pardon Our Dust: Annual Airport Construction Update

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 Issue 138 miles, that’s how far all 194 public-use runways in Wisconsin would stretch if you lined them up end-to-end. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) … Continue reading

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