Archives: Airports

2013 Airport Rates & Charges Report

Each year, the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics surveys those airports within the State Airport System Plan for information relating to airport rates and charges, budgets, and related activities. Examples include fuel prices, hangar rental rates, and lease rates. The survey … 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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DuPage To Widen Runway

WEST CHICAGO, ILL. – DuPage Airport (DPA) in West Chicago, Illinois, is preparing to widen its 7,570-foot primary runway from 100 feet to 150 feet. Construction was slated to begin in mid-May for completion by December 1, 2014. The primary … Continue reading

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West Star Opens New Maintenance Facility In East Alton

EAST ALTON, ILL. – West Star Aviation is nearing completion of its new 47,000 square foot maintenance facility at their East Alton, IL (ALN) location. In addition to the new maintenance facility, the multimillion dollar expansion includes a 14,000 square … Continue reading

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Why Airports Need A Wildlife Control Program All Year, Not Just During Hunting Season!

by Wayne Switzer Comedian Bill Engvall tells one particular story at some of his shows that many people find improbable, when the airplane in which he was a passenger struck a deer. However, airport employees around the world know that … Continue reading

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Flight Planning To Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, WIS. – The 62nd annual edition of “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” will be held July 27-August 3, 2014 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. A NOTAM, which is in effect July 25-August 4, outlines procedures for the many … Continue reading

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Strong Advocate For GA, Leon Rediske

FRANKLIN, WIS. – The long-time owner of Rainbow Airport in Franklin, Wisconsin, Leon Rediske, 72, passed away May 6, 2014 at the Hope Hospice House in Cape Coral, Florida, following a battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer. During his career, Rediske … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Airport Manager Barry Bateman Retires

MILWAUKEE, WIS. – With a career spanning 41 years in airport management, Milwaukee General Mitchell International (MKE) Airport Director Barry Bateman retired effective April 18, 2014. In his 31 years as director at Milwaukee, Bateman saw the annual number of … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill That Expands Liability Protection To Include Private Airport Owners

MADISON, WIS. – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 321, April 16, 2014, to expand the existing Recreational Use Statute (RUS 895.52) to include liability protection for non-commercial aviation at private airports. Previous to this amendment, landowners were protected … Continue reading

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