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New Aeronautics Planning & Finance Director

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Ryan Gaug is the new MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Planning and Finance Director, effective July 30, 2014. Gaug began his career at MnDOT as a planner in 2008 and first came to Aeronautics as a planning … Continue reading

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A Whole New Skill-set: Aviation Maintenance Technicians Then & Now

by Zackary Nicklin Aviation/UAS Maintenance Northland Community & Technical College 1.800.959.6282 www.northlandaerospace.com Since the time of Charles Taylor, there was a skill-set almost written in stone as to what made a good, well-rounded, Aviation Maintenance Technician. You had to be … Continue reading

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The Continually Growing Buffer Paradox

by Daniel McDowell One of the more significant problems in aviation today is that of incompatible development around airports. Three primary issues stand out when there is development around airports, especially off the approach or departure ends of runways: noise, … Continue reading

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CIP Season Is Starting Soon!

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics The Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will host meetings at regional locations from late August to early October to discuss the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) … Continue reading

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Building A Backyard Airstrip

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics How many landing facilities would you guess there are in Wisconsin? If you guessed “a lot,” you would be right! In all, Wisconsin has well over 700 separate landing facilities, and more than … Continue reading

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Driver’s License For Class III or Not?

by Dr. John Beasley, M.D. Aviation Medical Examiner Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor Department of Family Medicine University of Wisconsin – Madison Driving up to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year, I’m in a Honda CRV. Passing Rosendale, Wisconsin (the nationally-known … Continue reading

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Last Events of 2014…. & Preparing For 2015 To Preserve & Promote GA

News & Information You’ll Want To Know In Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska & Iowa by Yasmina Platt Regional Manager, AOPA Central Southwest Region What a fun and active (although hot down in Houston where I live) summer it’s been! As fall … Continue reading

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Airport Funding: What Came First, The Pilot or The Runway?

News & Information You’ll Want To Know In Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota & South Dakota by Bryan Budds Manager, AOPA Great Lakes Region Over the past several years, you’ve probably noticed many of my columns in … Continue reading

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My First Year

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association I’ve just finished my first year as AOPA president. And what a year it’s been. I arrived with a pretty big to do list. I wanted to understand … Continue reading

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Minimizing The Cost Of Instrument Training – Part II

by Harold Green This is the second of two articles intended to assist aspiring instrument pilots shorten their training time and hence safely reduce costs. The first article discussed pilot skills in flying the airplane. In this article, ways to … Continue reading

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