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Why Wautoma?

Why would anyone fly to Wautoma municipal Airport (Y50) ?  As any great philosopher might say, Why Not?  Recently the AOPA proposed a challenge to its members to log 5 hours visiting 5 different airports over 50NM  apart.  In addition to this challenge, Rose Dorcey recently shared her story with my local EAA Chapter of

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FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt arrested for DUI

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/crime-scene/post/faa-head-randy-babbitt-charged-with-drunk-driving-in-fairfax/2011/12/05/gIQAkNjdWO_blog.html What a stupid thing to do!  Wait, Maybe this is  just the publicity he needs to run for president.  Babbitt 2012?   UPDATE: 5-10-2012 The charges were dismissed because the Police Officer did not have just cause to pull him over.  This is BS!  Anyone who was not connected to the Washington DC insiders

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Pilot lands on road mistaken for runway?

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/news/local/nature_coast/pilot-country-estates-hard-landing-112211 I love the title of this article!  “Student pilot blames GPS after landing on road“.  Was he an Instrument pilot doing a GPS approach? No just some idiot who was not paying attention.  Too much flight simulator time and not enough actual real-world experience. I almost feel bad ripping on this guy because I am

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Freedom of Information? Government charges for essential info for pilots.

http://www.generalaviationnews.com/2011/11/15/petition-launched-to-fight-faa-decision-to-charge-for-navigation-downloads/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=petition-launched-to-fight-faa-decision-to-charge-for-navigation-downloads The FAA wants to charge for access to aviation charts.  This is complete garbage and can be stopped with your assistance!  Sign this petition before December 14th and we tell Washington D.C. General Aviation Serves America!  Bottom Line This information should be FREE.  It is necessary for the safety of all Air Traffic and is an undue financial burdon

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KDLL – Great Local Wisconsin Airport!

http://www.wiscnews.com/baraboonewsrepublic/news/local/article_8ee84192-0e69-11e1-988f-001cc4c002e0.html I’ve been here.  The service was great and people were friendly.  The Turf runway is in excellent condition but it closes in winter:( Use the Ho Chunk casino shuttle for ground transportation.  Just call when you land and they will pick you up in a few minutes. Share this:

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