Tag Archives: Airports

Protecting Airspace In The 21st Century: Making An Airport Manager’s Life Easier With GIS

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue As is the case across the country, most airports in Wisconsin were built during or shortly after World War II. The majority were built in … Continue reading

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Listen! Are you using the right words correctly?

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue When you fly, do you listen to the aircraft radio when you are approaching or passing over airports? Do you really listen? Or are you busy thinking about the proverbial $100.00 hamburger … Continue reading

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You’re Doing WHAT? – Part 2

by Woody Minar Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue In the August/September 2018 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, I wrote about pet peeves that fight instructors and air traffic controllers around the country have shared with me in … Continue reading

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Where have all the airport kids gone?

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue How today’s youth will fall in love with flying! Growing up as a young boy in Minnesota, free time for me meant riding my bike … Continue reading

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75 Years of State/Airport Partnership In 2018

by Cassandra Isackson Director, Minnesota DOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 We are happy to share the fact that 2018 marks the beginning of our 75th year of partnerships with Minnesota’s great publicly owned airports! … Continue reading

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Big Names & Small Towns

by Mark Baker AOPA President & CEO Published in Midwest Flyer December 2017/January 2018 issue More often than not, when we make plans to fly somewhere, the name attached to the airport is more of an afterthought than anything else. … Continue reading

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MAC Paint Shop’s Work Is Everywhere, Embracing Sustainability

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MINN. – Some paint jobs are so big they seemingly never end. At Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), the paint shop is responsible for keeping a clean coat on thousands … Continue reading

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All You Ever Wanted To Know About Taxiway Markings – and More!

by Hal Davis Airport Compliance Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017 issue The last Aeronautics Report kicked off a series of articles focused on airport visual aids and provided an overview of runway markings. … Continue reading

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Illinois Congressman Hosts Roundtable On GA

PEORIA, ILL. – Illinois Congressman Darin LaHood hosted a General Aviation Roundtable, August 23, 2016, at Mount Hawley Auxiliary Airport in Peoria, Illinois, to bring together general aviation stakeholders and pilots to discuss the transportation issues facing small airports, rural … Continue reading

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Safe Flying Requires Accurate Weather Prediction

Learn How WisDOT’s Bureau of Aeronautics Improves Flight Planning by John Thivierge Director of Aviation Weather Schneider Electric Flight conditions can change in the blink of an eye. One moment you’ll see clear blue skies and feel the hot summer … Continue reading

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