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Lofty Aspirations: Airport Celebrates 80 Years of Commercial Flights

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue MADISON, WIS. – When the first commercial airline flights departed Madison, Wisconsin in 1939, no one could have imagined how air travel would take off over the next eight decades. Back then, … Continue reading

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Look Out For Non-Standard Traffic Patterns

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2019 issue The fundamentals of the standard traffic pattern are something every pilot learns early on in their flight training. Just as roads provide a safe and … 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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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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Sometimes The Best Information Can’t Be Found On The Internet

by Rachel Obermoller Pilot, MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue Ever show up at an event at the wrong time or with the wrong details? One of my fears, especially since becoming a parent and juggling … Continue reading

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AN IDEA WORTH SHARING Starting A Hamburger Social At Your Airport

by John P. Chmiel, Manager Wausau Downtown Airport (KAUW) – President, Wausau Flying Service Wausau, Wisconsin Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – Aug/Sept 2016 When we first came up with the idea of “Hamburger Social Night At The Airport,” I … Continue reading

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Make The Most of Your Membership!

by Mark R. Baker President & CEO Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association AOPA members know a lot about their association. But most of them have no idea just how many ways they can put their membership to work. If you’re … Continue reading

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Getting & Staying Engaged With Our Elected Officials

by Dave Weiman In this issue, you will read about the president of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA), Mark Baker, who met with our elected officials on Capitol Hill recently to lobby on behalf of GA. Mark brought … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Amends Recreational Use Statute To Protect Private Airport Owners From Public-Use Liability

MADISON, WIS. (February 18, 2014) – The Wisconsin Assembly has passed Senate Bill 321 to protect private airport owners in the state from liability when the public uses their airports for recreational purposes. The measure is an amendment to the … Continue reading

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Happy 2014! Let’s Make It Count!

News & Information You’ll Want To Know In Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska & Iowa by Yasmina Platt Manager, AOPA Central Southwest Region Happy New Year to everybody! I hope you ended 2013 well and that 2014 brings you even more happiness … Continue reading

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