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 inv​ite all airport managers, airport owners, airport committee members, city administrators, and anyone else who has a hand in managing an airport to attend.

2021 Airport Operations and Land Use Seminar​

In lieu of hosting an Airport Operations and Land Use Seminar in 2021, the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics plans to provide those sessions as part of the 2021 Wisconsin Aviation Conference hosted by the Wisconsin Airport Management Association. The conference is scheduled for October 17-19, 2021 at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. For more information about the conference and to register, please visit:

2020 Webinar presentations​

YouTube Airport Legislative and Funding Update (12:50 runtime)

Mark Graczykowski – Airport Program Engineer, BOA
Learn about the status of state and federal legislation related to airport project funding and what impact it might have on the outlook for future airport projects.

YouTube FAA Airports District Office Update (6:50 runtime)

Deb Bartell – Chicago ADO Manager, FAA
Find out how entitlement, discretionary, supplemental and CARES Act funding at Wisconsin airports in fiscal year 2020 compared with previous years. Also hear about FAA grant administration priorities and learn more about annual milestone dates at the Chicago ADO to help keep your airport project on track. 

 YouTubeWisconsin Accident Statistics and How to Encourage Safe Piloting at your Airport (27:25 runtime) 

Jurg Grossenbacher – FAAST Team, FAA Milwaukee Flight Standards District Office
This webinar provides an overview of recent trends in Wisconsin accident statistics, what the FAA Safety Team is doing to address these trends, and how you can get involved to try and encourage safe piloting at your airport. Find out who to call if you feel someone is flying dangerously. 

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