Archives: Airports

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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DuPage Airport Authority Earns National Budgeting Award

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue WEST CHICAGO, ILL. – The DuPage Airport Authority (DAA) has garnered national recognition for its 2018 budget. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) recently honored DAA with a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, … Continue reading

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Corporate Jet Mounted At Airport Entrance Symbolizes Impact GA Has Had On Community

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue WATERTOWN, WIS. – Earth-bound travelers entering Watertown’s main southern entrance are now greeted by a beautiful Cessna Citation 500 mounted on top of a 21-foot pole. The Citation was purchased for its … Continue reading

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New Artwork At KMSP

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 Issue St. Paul, Minn. – The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), along with Airport Foundation MSP and Arts@MSP, welcomed world-renowned artist Jen Lewin to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP, November 19, 2018, to present … Continue reading

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AOPA Announces 2019 Regional Fly-In Locations

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 FREDERICK, MD – In celebration of its 80th Anniversary, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will host three grand, two-day fly-ins for the 2019 season. Returning to two of our favorite fly-in … Continue reading

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Minimum Standards Are Important!

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue In my previous column, I addressed “Grant Assurances,” what they are, what they do, and why we need them. This time I … Continue reading

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