Tag Archives: Hal Davis

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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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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Pardon Our Dust: Annual Airport Construction Update

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2019 Issue 138 miles, that’s how far all 194 public-use runways in Wisconsin would stretch if you lined them up end-to-end. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) … Continue reading

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Sharing The Airport… Operations At Non-Towered Airports

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2018 issue Each year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, I’m reminded as to just how many ways there are to take flight. For those of us who regularly … Continue reading

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Pardon Our Dust: Annual Airport Construction Update

by Hal Davis Airport Compliance Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 Yellow X’s, like orange barrels, send multiple messages. In the literal sense, they simply say don’t land/drive here! They also signify delay and … Continue reading

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Deciphering Notices To Airmen (NOTAMs) Part II – Field Conditions

by Hal Davis Airport Compliance Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 Warning: This article has so many acronyms and contractions that you may begin to question your own sanity. Read at your own risk… … Continue reading

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Deciphering Notices To Airmen (NOTAMs)

by Hal Davis Airport Compliance Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2017/January 2018 Any pilot worth their weight in 100LL, knows to check NOTAMs before every flight. Historically, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NOTAM system … Continue reading

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Airport Lights Continued

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 Issue Earlier this year, airline pilots narrowly averted disaster after mistakenly lining up to land on a parallel taxiway at San Francisco International Airport. Other pilots … Continue reading

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Register Now For The WisDOT Airport Operations & Land Use Seminar

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue Each fall, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA) holds a two-day Airport Operations & Land Use Seminar for the people responsible for managing our state’s airports. The 2017 Airport … Continue reading

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Understanding Airport Light Systems

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue Unless you regularly find yourself flying into large airports at night or during inclement weather, chances are there are a number of airport lights you’ve … Continue reading

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