Tag Archives: Jim Bildilli

AirTAP – Minnesota’s “One Stop Shop”

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue Whether you are a full or part-time airport operator or manager, the state of Minnesota has created a program that can furnish resources to help answer questions and provide … Continue reading

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North Dakota Aviation Commission Receives National Award

by Jim Bildilli Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission has received the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) “Aviation Education Program Award” for its 2018 Flight Training Assistance Program (FTAP). FTAP … Continue reading

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Hey, Where’s The Tower?

by Jim Bildilli The concept of “remote control” has been around for years. We’ve used it for communications, flying hobby aircraft and for changing our TV channels. More recently, remote control has been used for piloting drones in missions as … Continue reading

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Illinois Aviation Halls of Fame Land In Springfield

by Jim Bildilli SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – On May 7, 2015, the Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame and the Illinois Military Aviation Hall of Fame were finally combined and put on display in Springfield’s A. Lincoln Capital Airport terminal. The commemorative … Continue reading

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When The “RAF” Doesn’t Mean The Royal Air Force!

by Jim Bildilli The 81st annual meeting of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and there was one presentation that especially captured the audience’s attention on a subject that doesn’t usually … Continue reading

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Jeppesen Embraces Digital Revolution

by Jim Bildilli Mark Van Tine, President and CEO of Jeppesen (a Boeing Company), spoke at the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, September 10, 2012. Van Tine’s remarks were on the transformation … Continue reading

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Illinois Aviation Conference Addresses Fuel Fraud Taxes & Unfair Competition

by Jim Bildilli ST. CHARLES, ILL. – The 2012 Illinois Aviation Conference was held May 22-23, 2012 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois, and started with a hangar party at the DuPage County Airport. Kicking off the first … Continue reading

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Where The Cowboys Were Indians

by Jim Bildilli NASHVILLE, TENN. – At the National Association of State Aviation Officials’ (NASAO) 80th Anniversary Convention in Nashville, Tenn. in September 2011, there was a fascinating speaker by the name of Stan Brock. You may not immediately recognize … Continue reading

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What’s A Sikorsky Weekend?

by Jim Bildilli Anyone remotely familiar with aviation recognizes the name “Sikorsky” as the surname of the individual responsible for the creation and subsequent evolution of the practical helicopter. But did you know that there’s a place where you can … Continue reading

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