Upcoming Project on Runway 9/27


The continued reconstruction of Taxiway B includes the replacement of the High Intensity Runway Lights (HIRL) for Runway 9/27 and the in-ground lighting cans and electrical cabling for the runway lights, as well as the Distance-To-Go markers.


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New Improvements Underway


Residents of Winnebago County have been hearing about the proposed Taxiway B reconstruction project for many months, and have probably been wondering if and when the project is ever going to happen.


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Making a Difference


Minor Improvements Make a Big Difference


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Hangar C Overhaul


The crew of Wittman Regional Airport recently completed an overhaul of the electrical wiring and lighting in the C Hangar complex on the airport’s north side. Recent  advances in lighting technologies, and the overall need to update the electrical service to each hangar to better accommodate other devices needed to support tenants’ aircraft necessitated the work on this complex, which was constructed in 1980.


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Groundbreaking


It took over ten years of discussions, negotiations, ideas and presentations to reach the pinnacle, but the milestone of breaking ground for the new Oshkosh Aviation Business Park was finally accomplished on Thursday, September 4.


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Airventure 2014


The 10,000 visiting airplanes have flown home but the impact of EAA AirVenture resonates through the city of Oshkosh all year. EAA AirVenture, the largest annual event held in Winnebago County and the largest aviation convention anywhere in the world, experienced a more than 5 percent jump in attendance over 2013’s numbers as the flying world celebrated innovation, achievement and the value of general aviation.


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Wittman Rehabilitation Project


1. Terminal & FBO Ramp Rehabilitation. Areas of the terminal and FBO ramps, particularly in the areas of the Basler FBO office (original airline terminal), had failed concrete panels that were sunk, cracked, and the subsurface failed. 


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After evaluating dozens of essays, the judges have determined the winners of the 2014 Wittman Regional Airport Writing Contest. Airport Director Peter Moll will recognize and reward the top two writers in each grade at the Oshkosh Area School District board meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, at the district office, 215 South Eagle St.

 

The judges evaluated each essay in six areas. Five of them assessed the writers’ grade-appropriate technical skills of spelling, grammar, focus, and organization. Half the available points were a subjective measure of the emotion and spirit of the aviation event being addressed.

Open to students who attend schools anywhere in Winnebago County, the top writer in each grade will receive a $50 gift card, with a $35 gift card going to the the silver medalist. All of the winning essays will appear here, grouped by grade level—elementary, middle, and high school—in the coming weeks.

And the gold and silver winners are:

Fourth Grade: Matthew Krause, Oakwood Elementary, “The Flight” & Carson Johnson, Oakwood Elementary, “The Experience.”

Fifth Grade: Emma Bogenhagen, Carl Traeger Elementary, “A New Experience” & Emma Phillips, Emmeline Cook Elementary, “The Airport Writing Contest.”

Sixth Grade: Olivia Ashton, South Park Middle School, “My EAA Experience.”

Seventh Grade: Lili Anderson, South Park Middle School, “Small Flight Brings Me Closer to the Earth” (this is Lili’s third gold medal finish).

Eighth Grade: Vincent Morill, ALPS Charter School, “How Aviation has Affected Me.” Tied for silver are Aklwele Burayidi, ALPS Charter School, “My Experiences With Flight” & Bowen Jing, ALPS Charter School, “An Aerial Tour of the American West.”

Tenth Grade: Rashid Coulibaly, North High School, “Family, Flight and Love” & Ellie Leafgren, North High School, “My Dear Yellow-Stripe Beauty.”

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NOVEMBER 1

Aviation Committee Meeting

Airport Conference Room - 8:30 am

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DECEMBER 6

Aviation Committee Meeting

Airport Conference Room - 8 am

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