Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021
RICHLAND CENTER, WIS. – A new terminal building was dedicated April 25, 2021 at Richland Airport (93C), Richland Center, Wisconsin, replacing one of the last vintage terminal buildings in the state. The individual who spearheaded the project is former Richland Center Mayor, Michael J. “Mick” Kaufman, who is a longtime contributing editor to Midwest Flyer Magazine, and the program manager of flight operations with “Bonanza/Baron Pilot Training” (BPT).
Kaufman has been a pilot for 54 years and has logged over 21,000 hours. He is a Certified Instrument Flight Instructor (CFII) and conducts pilot clinics and specialized instruction throughout the U.S. in a variety of aircraft, which are equipped with a variety of avionics. Kaufman is based in Richland Center (93C) and Eagle River (KEGV), Wisconsin. He was named the “FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year” for Wisconsin in 2008.
Presenting Kaufman with a plaque recognizing his efforts in building the terminal was the current mayor of Richland Center, Todd Coppernoll.
Funding for the $800,000 project came from federal, state and local government.
Both local pilots and pilots from Monroe, Waunakee, La Crosse, Boscobel and Oregon, Wisconsin, attended the event.