Archives: Airports

Appleton Airport Continues Expanding…. New Ramp To Increase Hard-Surface Parking For EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, & Year-Round Business & Tourism

APPLETON, WIS. –  If you are one of the growing number of pilots who fly to Outagamie County Regional Airport in Appleton, Wisconsin, for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, you – and hundreds of other aircraft owners – will be treated to … Continue reading

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Thunderbird Aviation Removes Original Terminal Building To Make Room For Expanded Ramp

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. – In 2012 – 50 years since the company was founded in 1962 – Thunderbird Aviation invested $2 million in building a new 8,000 square foot facility at its Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) location in Eden Prairie, … Continue reading

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The Continually Growing Buffer Paradox

by Daniel McDowell One of the more significant problems in aviation today is that of incompatible development around airports. Three primary issues stand out when there is development around airports, especially off the approach or departure ends of runways: noise, … Continue reading

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Washington Island Lions Fish Boil Fly-In

by Jim LaMalfa Approximately, 120 airplanes flew to Washington Island off the Door County Peninsula for the annual Lion’s Club Fish Boil Fly-In  on Saturday, July 19. The weather was ideal with a 20-knot southeast wind keeping landing rolls on … Continue reading

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Building A Backyard Airstrip

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics How many landing facilities would you guess there are in Wisconsin? If you guessed “a lot,” you would be right! In all, Wisconsin has well over 700 separate landing facilities, and more than … Continue reading

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City Takes Over FBO In Hopes of Increasing Traffic

RANTOUL, ILL. – Like many small towns that lose their fixed base operator, the City of Rantoul, Illinois, has decided to take over the fixed base operation. This decision came about as a result of Rusty’s Flying Service not wishing … Continue reading

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Doing Business In Winona

WINONA, MINN. – The economy has taken its toll in recent years on the small southeastern community of Winona, Minnesota, but things are looking up. Three Hawker Beechcraft Premier Jets were in town for business reasons recently, and landed at … Continue reading

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Cedar Rapids Names Interim Airport Director

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – Don Swanson has been named Interim Airport Director at Eastern Iowa Airport to replace Tim Bradshaw, who accepted a position as the executive director of Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport in Roanoke, Virginia. A nationwide search is underway … Continue reading

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New FAA Hangar Policy Draft – Confusing!

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two weeks after the FAA unveiled its draft policy for allowed uses in hangars at airports that receive federal grant funding, much confusion has emerged regarding the overall effect of the policy and what it means for … Continue reading

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Discover Aviation Days – Education & PR At Their Finest!

by Dave Weiman BLAINE, MINN. – There is so much happening at Anoka-County Blaine Airport/Jane’s Field (KANE) nowadays with over 400 based aircraft, more than a dozen air charter and aircraft maintenance businesses and flight schools, a world-class museum, and … Continue reading

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