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Wisconsin Isn’t A ‘Flyover’ State When It Comes To The Aerospace Industry

by Tom Still At first thought, the move of Kestrel Aircraft Corp. to Superior, Wis., may strike some skeptics as a curious landing strip for a company in the business of making small passenger planes. But Wisconsin has more air … Continue reading

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University Flying Club – Once Only Social, Now Competitive

MADISON, WIS. – “Badger Aviators” is a student organization founded in 2009 to share flying with fellow students. Each month members select a different destination to fly to, usually to have breakfast or lunch at an airport restaurant, but interest … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Airports & Businesses Seek Sales Tax Exemption On Parts & Maintenance

MADISON, WIS. – The Wisconsin Committee On Economic Development & Local Government held a hearing October 23, 2013, on Senate Bill 348 at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Proponents include aviation business owners, aircraft owners and airport management who … Continue reading

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Outagamie County Regional Airport Names New Director

APPLETON, WIS. – Outagamie County conducted a four-month nationwide search to replace its airport director, Marty Lenss, who left in May to become the director at Rochester International Airport in Rochester, Minnesota. In the end, the county selected who they … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Aviation President, Jeff Baum, To Be Inducted Into Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame

WATERTOWN, WIS. – Jeff Baum will be among several Wisconsin leaders to be inducted into the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Baum established Wisconsin Aviation, Inc. in … Continue reading

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Wausau Pilot Wins Charity Landing Contest

WAUSAU, WIS. – Wausau pilot Robert Mohr won the “Grimm Trophy” at Wausau Downtown Airport during a month-long landing contest to raise money and food for charity. Mohr, along with 11 other area pilots, contributed $2.00, or a dollar and … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Leaders Celebrate General Aviation Manufacturing At Jobs Rally

APPLETON, WIS. – Governor Scott Walker, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, U.S. Representatives Tom Petri and Reid Ribble, and Outagamie County Executive Thomas Nelson joined the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and hundreds of manufacturing workers, local officials, business leaders and … Continue reading

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Eagle Fuel Cells Named Wisconsin Aviation Business of the Year

MIDDLETON, WIS. – The Wisconsin Aviation Trades Association named Eagle Fuel Cells of Eagle River, Wisconsin, “Wisconsin Aviation Business of the Year” for 2013. The award was presented to company owner and general manager, Kurt Hartwig, at ceremonies held during … Continue reading

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“Tribute To A Mentor & Friend, Harland “Sedge” Sedgwick

by Pete Schoeninger Two days after his funeral service, I learned that long-time fixed base operator, Harland “Sedge” Sedgwick, left this earth on January 8, 2013. In 1958, “Sedge” and Dale Crites hired me, a 14-year-old Delafield, Wisconsin farm boy, … Continue reading

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First GE-Powered King Air To Be Based In Wisconsin

Regarded by many as the most popular business turboprop in the world, the Beechcraft King Air 90 series has gotten a new lease on life, flying faster and higher at less cost, thanks to new GE H80 turboprop engines. GE … Continue reading

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