Tag Archives: AWOS

Smokeout 2021

by Patrick J. McDonald, ATP, CFI-I Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2023 Digital Issue The time is late summer of 2021, and for months, my only living brother and I had anticipated another carefree sightseeing flight to the great … Continue reading

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Flanking the Derecho

by Patrick J. McDonald, ATP CFII © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine December 2022/January 2023 Digital Issue The word, derecho, is fairly new to our pilot weather vocabulary. The word, Spanish in origin, literally means … Continue reading

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The Ins and Outs of an AWOS System

by Nate Sievert Airport Operations Program Administrator – MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue Airports around the world provide pilots – and the general public – with current weather and climatology information to … Continue reading

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How A Father & Son Flew 100 Hours Together During The COVID Shutdown

by Phil & Mark Peterson Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue We wanted to fly during the pandemic, but not stay overnight at any one location, so we enrolled in the “Fly Wisconsin Airport Passport Program.” You … Continue reading

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AWOS: THE WIND OF CHANGE

by John B. Dalton MnDOT Statewide Navigation Systems Engineer Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2022 Online Issue It’s 5 AM, and you’re beginning to hear the birds calling in the beautiful day as you sit outdoors sipping your morning … Continue reading

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Statewide Automated Weather Observation Systems: Weather Services Available To Pilots & Non-Pilots Alike

by Michael Hartell Navigation Systems Supervisor MnDOT Office of Aeronautics Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 I started learning how to fly back in 1981–82. One of the things I remember most was trying to understand weather. I … Continue reading

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How Pilots Can Keep Airport Workers (and Themselves) Safe!

by Kelly Akhund MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue Have you ever flown into an airport and found workers on the airfield? Do you ever wonder if they are listening to your radio calls? Do you … Continue reading

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Automated Weather Reporting

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue Weather information plays a crucial role during flight planning and in flight. From your local TV meteorologist, to airport-specific observations and forecasts, weather information can … Continue reading

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The People, Technicians & Pilots Behind Our Navaids

by Dave Weiman Published by Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue As pilots, we fly along, day in and day out, and at night, using a variety of navigational aids (navaids) including Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS); Very High Frequency … Continue reading

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Craig Butler

Engineering Specialist WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics MADISON, WIS. – Craig Butler joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) in December 1990. As an engineering specialist, Craig is responsible for the management of GA airports planning, design and … Continue reading

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