Archives: WATA Difference

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

Posted in Airports, June/July 2014, Products & Services, Sections, WATA Difference | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in All Features, April/May 2014, Features, WATA Difference | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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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