Airport Operations and Land Use Seminar

This seminar provides airport managers with the information and tools they need to take on the day’s most relevant and timely challenges. In addition, the seminar provides a platform for interacting with FAA officials, BOA staff, airport consultants, and other airport managers. There’s no better place to gain valuable information about managing Wisconsin airports. We invite all airport managers, airport owners, airport committee members, city administrators, and anyone else who has a hand in managing an airport to attend.​

2023 Airport Operations and Land Use Seminar​

​Dates: April 12-13, 2023

Location: Hotel Mead, Wisconsin Rapids

Seminar Content

There’s no better platform than the Airport Operations & Land Use Seminar for interacting with BOA staff, FAA officials, airport consultants, and other airport managers all in one place. As always, we aim to provide airport professionals with the information and tools needed to take on the day’s challenges.  

In addition to the typical agency updates, much of this year's agenda will focus on the fundamentals of airport operations, planning, and development. With a 3 year gap in seminars, BOA is excited to introduce our new staff members and for the opportunity to meet many of the new airport managers throughout the state.

Registration and Lodging

Click here to register online​

The registration fee for this two-day seminar is $75.00 per person. The registration fee includes a hot breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, lunch and seminar materials for both days.  
The registration deadline is Monday, April 10, 2023. NO refunds will be given after this date.  
The hotel is holding a block of rooms for attendees. The standard room rate is $82.00, plus tax.  Please contact the hotel at 1-800-843-6323 by Saturd​ay, March 11, 2023 to receive this rate and state you are with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation group. Lodging and reservations are the responsibility of the individual participant and the rate cannot be extended past the March 11st deadline.​

​Recorded Webinars

YouTube The Fundamentals of Airport Compliance (34:29 runtime)

Hal Davis – Airport Compliance Program Manager, BOA
A basic understanding of airport compliance is essential for anyone with a hand in managing or governing an airport. In this webinar, you’ll learn what state and federal rules must be followed if your airport accepts a grant for an airport improvement project and how to avoid common violations. Also, find out about the complaint process and what happens if an airport is found in noncompliance.

YouTube The Importance of the Airport Planning Process (1:49:45 runtime)

Mark Graczykowski – Airport Program Engineer, BOA
Sandy Lyman – Community Planner, FAA Chicago Airports District Office
Today, proper airport planning is a prerequisite for any airport development project. In this webinar, find out what purpose airport planning serves, learn the difference between master plans, narrative reports, and airport layout plans and how good planning process can benefit other facets of airport improvement projects. 

For seminar information contact:

Hal Davis,, (608) 267-2142