Archives: WATA Difference

Second Generation Gyroplanes In The Midwest

A Personal Historical Narrative by Chris Laskey Back in the very early 1970s, I became acquainted with a group of folks belonging to an organization known as “PRA Chapter 18,” The Greater Midwest Rotorcraft Club. They were involved in flying … Continue reading

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New Jet Air Hangar Spells Economic Development For Green Bay

GREEN BAY, WIS. – Jet Air-Signature Select held a grand opening October 21, 2014, for its new 36,000 square foot hangar at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay. “We have seen tremendous growth over the last several years,” stated … Continue reading

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Heavy Bombers Weekend At Madison

MADISON, WIS. – The “Heavy Bombers Weekend” was once again held at Wisconsin Aviation, Inc., Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, Wis., July 25-27, 2014. The event was produced by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Commemorative Air Force (CAF). … Continue reading

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Air Charter Safety Foundation Announces New Chairman & Vice Chairman

ALEXANDRIA, VA. – The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) has selected David Hewitt, Executive Vice President, Safety of Wheels Up, as its new chairman, and Greg Kinsella, President and CEO of Key Air, as its new vice chairman, effective July … Continue reading

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How The FAA Deals With Pilots Who Consume Alcohol, & Why Owning A Breathalyzer Might Be A Good Idea

by Russell A. Klingaman In my legal career, I have been asked to help several pilots who have had their flying privileges put in jeopardy due to the consumption of alcohol. Usually, these cases involve circumstances unrelated to any flying … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Aviation Trades Association Elects New Board/Officers

WAUSAU-ROTHSCHILD, WIS. – The Wisconsin Aviation Trades Association (WATA) held its annual meeting during the Wisconsin Aviation Conference, May 7, 2014, at which time the membership elected its board and officers. Elected to the board are David Mann of Racine … Continue reading

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New Maintenance Shop At Lone Rock

SPRING GREEN/LONE ROCK, WIS. – There’s a new maintenance shop at Tri-County Regional Airport in Spring Green/Lone Rock, Wisconsin. Ryan Johnson, who has been employed at Morey Airplane Company in Middleton, Wis., since 2009, is the owner and chief aircraft … Continue reading

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Morey Airplane Company Named Wisconsin Aviation Business of The Year

WAUSAU-ROTHSCHILD, WIS. – The Wisconsin Aviation Trades Association (WATA) has named Morey Airplane Company – a Middleton, Wisconsin business since 1946 – “Wisconsin Aviation Business of the Year.” The award was presented to Morey Airplane Company President Richard Morey on … Continue reading

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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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