Archives: Airports

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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Sullivan’s Harbor Springs Airpark… A Pilot’s Home or Weekend Getaway!

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 issue More and more pilots are looking for that special place to live or to getaway for the weekend. Computers have enabled many of us to work where we live, making living in … Continue reading

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AirTAP – Minnesota’s “One Stop Shop”

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue Whether you are a full or part-time airport operator or manager, the state of Minnesota has created a program that can furnish resources to help answer questions and provide … Continue reading

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The People, Technicians & Pilots Behind Our Navaids

by Dave Weiman Published by Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue As pilots, we fly along, day in and day out, and at night, using a variety of navigational aids (navaids) including Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS); Very High Frequency … Continue reading

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