Wisconsin Airport Management Association - December 2018 Newsletter
Sponsored in part by Mead & Hunt and Signature Flight Support
New WAMA Website

The WAMA Board is very excited to announce that we have upgraded to a new website that has many great new features for our members! We are in the process of going through and identifying the 'Bundle Administrator' for each member. Once a Bundle Administrator is set up for your organization, they will receive emails to complete the profile set up process. Keep your login information, because we hope you will use this site frequently going forward! The site will be used to register for the Conference each year, receive invoices and get access to the member forums where you can communicate with other WAMA members.

If you have any questions or need help with your account, please contact Bob O'Brien .
64th Annual Wisconsin Aviation Conference

The next Wisconsin Aviation Conference (WAC) is just 6 months away and will
be held in the Green Bay from May 5-7, 2019. Registration is now open HERE
The WAC Planning Committee is already hard at work planning the upcoming conference. The conference will open again this year on Sunday with sporting events and networking opportunities and continue with professional sessions on Monday and Tuesday. The 2019 WAC will be filled with timely topics for all attendees including Wisconsin airports, consultants, and representatives from the state and FAA. 
We hope to see you at the 2019 Wisconsin Aviation Conference!
Call for WAC Sponsors & Exhibitors

The Wisconsin Aviation Conference isn't possible without the support of our sponsors and exhibitors. On behalf of the Wisconsin Airport Management Association and the WAC planning committee, please consider joining us again as a sponsor and/or exhibitor in 2019.
EXHIBITORS - Please register by March 1, 2019 to receive the early bird rate  HERE.
SPONSORS - Sponsorship options can be found  HERE.  
Membership Dues

Membership Dues will remain unchanged for participating airports and corporate partners during 2019. Invoices will be emailed during the 2nd week of December. 
2019 Dues Schedule:
Small General Aviation Airports:    $100
Large General Aviation Airports:    $350
Non-Hub Airports:       $850
Small-Hub Airports:     $1600
Medium-Hub Airports:  $2250
Small Corporation Partners (1-10 employees):       $100
Medium Corporation Partners (11-25 employees):  $275
Large Corporation Partners (26+ employees)         $500
Note: Membership includes all employees of Participating Airports and Corporate Partners.
WAMA Awards

The Wisconsin Airport Management Association is seeking nominations for the 2019 WAMA Aviation Awards . To nominate a person or project, submit via this online Award Nomination Form (it's really easy!) . Your nomination must be submitted before March 16, 2019 .  Award winners will be recognized at the 2019 Wisconsin Aviation Conference.

Nominees can be submitted for the following awards:  
  •  Distinguished Service Award - Awarded to the persons who have made an outstanding contribution to aviation.
  •  Blue Light Award - Awarded to persons in the media who have distinguished themselves by their excellent reporting on Wisconsin Aviation.
  •  Person of the Year Award - Awarded to persons who have distinguished themselves in Wisconsin Aviation during the past calendar year.
  •  Lifetime Service Award - Awarded to persons who have devoted themselves to promoting and serving Wisconsin aviation for at least ten years.
  •  Airport Engineering Award - Awarded to persons who have made significant professional contributions in the airport engineering or architecture fields in Wisconsin.
WAMA Scholarships

WAMA annually awards up to $2,000 in professional development scholarships to our members. You must be a member of the Wisconsin Airport Management Association and a resident of Wisconsin or an active duty service member with an entrance point in Wisconsin at the time the award is made. Candidates can receive reimbursement 12 months past an award date or 12 months prior to the next award date. Reimbursements will be awarded to members upon confirmation of successful completion of conference or training attendance.
WAMA also annually awards up to $2,000 in collegiate scholarships to students who meet the following requirem ents: Enrolled in a bachelors degree level Aviation Degree Program at an accredited college or university and plan to continue this pursuit in the following year OR enrolled in an associates degree or technical college program pursuing a degree in the aviation field and plan to continue this pursuit in the following year; a student that attends a Wisconsin college or university, a resident of the State of Wisconsin attending a college or university outside the State, or an active duty service member with an entrance point in Wisconsin at the time the award is made; applicants must be in at least their first (freshman) year of college at the time the application is submitted; applicants must have achieved academic proficiency (grade point average) at the time of the application of 2.5 or better (based on a 4.0 system); applicant must not have previously received the scholarship from the Wisconsin Airport Management Association; and applicants must complete all requested information on the scholarship application form.

Application links for both scholarships can be found below  and  must be completed by March 16, 2019. Winners will be announced at the 2019  Wisconsin Aviation Conference.

Please email Dave Jensen  for additional information.
Dream Flight USA Stem Shuttle

Have you heard of the Dream Flight USA Stem Shuttle? Since 2006, the Dream Flight USA Foundation has been on a mission... To motivate students in the upper elementary and middle schools to learn. The STEM Shuttle, a mobile classroom, has been traveling throughout Wisconsin and neighboring states since 2006, bringing a unique hands-on earning opportunity to the students in grades 4 - 8.

People often ask if the STEM Shuttle is the only one of its kind. The answer is yes. The shuttle program uses space travel to excite students about learning, and using STEM related hands-on activities to engage them while on board the shuttle. 

Interested in learning more or hosting the Stem Shuttle? Visit www.stemshuttle.com or contact stemshuttle@gmail.com.
FAA Relaunches ADS-B Out Rebate

The FAA announced it is relaunching its $500 ADS-B rebate program effective immediately and through Oct. 11, 2019. The Agency is making $4,900,000 available under the rebate program, which will fund 9,792 ADS-B Out installations.

As of Jan. 1, 2020, aircraft flying in airspace where a transponder is necessary today will be required to be equipped with compliant ADS-B Out technology.

The previous rebate program, which ran from Sept. 19, 2016 to Sept. 18, 2017, issued more than 10,000 rebate payments.

For more information about this program, visit the FAA Site.
Airport Law Alert - FAA Reauthorization Becomes Law

On October 5, 2018, the President signed H.R. 302 into law as the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. This represents the first long-term reauthorization of FAA and AIP since 2012; the agency has been operating under interim- and short-term extensions for some time. In addition to the general reauthorization, the Act contains a number of changes to existing law that will have an effect on airport sponsors. This Alert provides detailed discussions of the most significant of those changes, including those concerning the Airport Improvement Program, Passenger Facility Charges, non-aeronautical development on airports, drones/unmanned aerial systems, and noise issues. A longer list of changes of interest to airport sponsors appears on the end of this Alert.
This Alert is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of all of the provisions that may be of interest to airports and their lawyers, but serves to highlight the provisions that most directly affect airports.
For more information about the Airport Law Alert, click HERE.