by Hal Davis
WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics
Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue
The Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) is pleased to announce the release of several new free publications for aviators. Digital copies of these new publications, along with numerous others, can be found at: https://wisconsindot.gov/av-pubs.
Over the years, we have heard from many hungry pilots looking for a comprehensive source for Wisconsin airports with convenient food options. We’ve created just that! In the August/September 2020 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, we will publish a map which depicts airports that are within a mile of at least one restaurant. On the back of the map, you’ll find a list of those restaurants sorted by airport, along with the one-way walking distance between the aircraft parking area and the restaurant. We hope you’ll cut out this map and keep it in your flight bag. As mentioned above, you can also view and download a digital copy from our website.
2020-2021 Wisconsin Aeronautical Chart
Don’t feel like walking to a restaurant? The new 2020-2021 Wisconsin Aeronautical Chart has been overhauled to include an expanded airport information and points of interest section. Determining if an airport has a courtesy car or nearby lodging is now a breeze. Whether you are looking for a bite to eat, or nearby attractions, the new Wisconsin Aeronautical Chart allows you to quickly gage what type of activities can be found near all of our public-use airports.
Aircraft owners registered in Wisconsin should receive a copy of the 2020-2021 Wisconsin Aeronautical Chart in the mail. Charts are also available at your local airport, digitally on our website, or by mail by contacting our office at 608-266-3351.
2019 Airport Rates & Charges Report
The Airport Rates & Charges Report for calendar year 2019 is now available. Each year, BOA surveys Wisconsin airports for information relating to aeronautical services such as fuel prices, hangar rental rates and ground lease rates. The survey results serve as a comparative tool to help airports gauge financial practices and needs. Pilots, consultants and other users of Wisconsin airports also can benefit from the data collected. View the report and the data on our website.