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News and publications - aviation news

(listed in chronological order - PDF format)

2014

Sept. 25
Forest City airport project will accommodate increased jet traffic

Sept. 17
Commercial Air Service Retention and Expansion Committee meeting to be held Sept. 24 in Des Moines

Sept. 9
Approved FY 2015 State Aviation Program

Sept. 9
Iowa Aviation Museum honors Iowa's "2nd Generation" of aviation promoters

Sept. 3
Cedar Rapids airport director leaving post

Sept. 2
Aviation Hall of Fame honors Dan Smith

August 28
U of I's AirCare to celebrate 35 years of service

August 19
Historic DC-3 lands in Iowa City

August 19
Air Choice One gets contract for Mason City service

August 12
Fiscal Year 2015 State Aviation Program Recommendations

August 5
Highlight on Mason City’s airport operations manager

July 24
Thieves steal $100K in transponders, radios from Missouri airport

July 24
Promotion group announces 2014 Iowa PilotPalooza

July 18
Iowa airports see an increase in business

July 17
FAA Des Moines FSDO Newsletter: Summer 2014

July 9
Rockwell Collins playing a role in UAS integration

July 9
Seaplane causes local stir with Sunday arrival

July 7
Des Moines area lacking space for private jets

July 7
FAA says drones for commercial usage illegal

July 7
Omaha Airport concerned about flying lanterns

July 1
Mason City Airport may have a new air carrier

June 30
Fly Iowa in Iowa City offers thrills, information about flying

June 30
Fort Dodge and Mason City may go separate ways on air travel

June 26
Line-up Of Aerobatic Performers Announced For Fly Iowa Airshow In Iowa City

June 26
What Can I Do With My Model Aircraft?

June 13
Aviation biofuel takes flight

June 11
Des Moines airport needs $200 million for new terminal

June 9
Plane pullers benefit Special Olympics Iowa

June 10
EAA B-17 tour hits Iowa

June 9
Plane pullers benefit Special Olympics Iowa

June 5
After initial sadness at F-15 loss, Sioux City adjusts to less glamorous but essential tankers

June 5
‘Anyone know how to fly?’ USAF Capt. lands airliner after pilot’s heart attack

June 5
Pulling an airplane for Special Olympics

June 5
NW Iowa city plans roundup of geese near airport

May 28
Davenport airport project will include shutdown

May 19
Ninety Nines paint compass rose at Mason City

May 16
Eastern Iowa Airport shaking off high fares (with video)

April 28
Flight 232 pilot teaches teamwork during Iowa Aviation Conference (with video)

April 28
Des Moines International Airport to add "Express" Security

April 14
New helicopters for Guard in Waterloo 'significant upgrade'

April 14
Pilot Al Haynes returns to Iowa 25 years after United Airlines 232 crash

April 10
Fighter Jets Train Over Central Iowa

April 7
Kevin Foley: Executive director and general manager, Des Moines International Airport

March 31
FAA Des Moines FSDO Newsletter: Spring 2014

March 12
New terminal proposed for Des Moines airport

March 12
Mason City airport board delays recommendation on air service

March 10
New Waterloo airport director working to see traffic take off

March 4
Eastern Iowa Airport offers new flight to Los Angeles (with video)

March 4
Eastern Iowa Airport planning remodel, expansion to accommodate flights (with video)

February 26
Son of National Guardsman gets b-day wish of helicopter flight

February 25
Frontier Airlines returning to Sioux City airport

February 25
Iowa DOT spin-off promotes aviation in state

February 19
Board approves aviation class facility

February 19
New airport director sees new terminal for Des Moines

February 14
Iowa State University 'Icing Research Tunnel' Could Improve Deicing Technology

February 12
Foley named executive director of DSM airport

February 12
Des Moines airport to privatize its firefighting services

February 11
Worries over drone aircraft and Iowans' privacy spur legislation

February 11
Airport official says Des Moines students can keep working at airport hangar

February 6
Examining the risks, benefits of unmanned aircraft systems

February 6
Changes at Eastern Iowa Airport could lead to smoother security checks

February 4
Pilot Shortage Hits Airlines Due to New Rules and Retirements

February 3
Lease issue poses threat to Des Moines schools' aircraft repair instruction

February 1
Great Lakes ends airline service to Iowa cities today

January 28
Great Lakes Airlines stops flights to Mason City, Fort Dodge

January 27
Eastern Iowa Airport again sees more than a million passengers

January 27
FAA Central Region Airports Division newsletter

January 25
Des Moines' airport 'international,' Omaha's isn't, but both credit same man for growth

January 21
Special-needs dog takes private plane to Iowa

January 16
Airline serving Dubuque Airport gets new name

January 14
Executive director Don Smithey to retire from airport

January 13
Iowa nurse helps to save pilot after he falls ill during flight

January 12
New co-pilot flight requirement grounds aviators

January 11
Des Moines International Airport soars past its 2012 record number of travelers

January 6
Quad Cities group seeks Boeing project


2013

December 26
Quad Cities group seeks Boeing project

December 23
Ottumwa Regional Airport supervisor retires

December 20
FAA Des Moines FSDO Newsletter: Winter 2013

December 19
It’s a Great Day to Learn to Fly (video)

December 18
Air show and Thunderbirds returning to Waterloo

December 16
Kay Thede to retire from Iowa DOT

December 13
Des Moines airport hits 2 million passenger mark, on pace for another record

November 26
Photo contest generates images to highlight aviation in Iowa

November 19
Extreme balloon flight to find a cure (video)

November 4
FAA announcement has techy travelers happy

November 4
Clinton Municipal Airport reaching new heights

November 4
Airlines invited to compete for subsidized routes at Sioux City airport

October 31
FAA Des Moines FSDO Newsletter: Fall 2013

October 25
Iowa’s connection to the Los Angeles Lakers (video)

October 14
Rockwell Collins introduces aircraft vision system

October 10
FAA grant funds research for heated airport pavements

October 7
Back to Blakesburg

September 30
Wife donates late-husband’s plane to Eastern Iowa Airport as art

September 30
Southwest effect slashes Des Moines prices

September 30
Delta will use 70-seat jet for Cedar Rapids/Atlanta flight

September 25
Eastern Iowa Airport planning to buy new jet bridges

September 12
Fort Dodge airport to survey air travelers

September 11
Pilots participate in Ottumwa Naval Air Station 70th Anniversary Commemorative Air Mail flight

September 9
Budget cuts end 72 years of manned flights for Iowa Air Guard

September 9
Emergency drill held at airport in Burlington (with video)

September 9
Congressman Loebsack tours Centerville Municipal Airport

September 2
ISU president takes to Iowa skies as pilot

August 30
Barnstormers show Clinton from above

August 27
Airport officials and safety officers at odds over change of hours

August 27
Good numbers from Mason City Airport

August 23
FAA ruling could halt water tower plans in Le Mars

August 23
Iowa's F-16s bound for New Jersey

August 20
Office of Aviation hiring program specialist

August 15
Helicopter trip for former Iowa Air Guard jet is underway

August 10
New York woman stops in Iowa as she hitchhikes across US by air

August 3
Centerville celebrates planes, trains and automobiles (with video)

August 1
EAA honors Des Moines WWII veteran pilot at Oshkosh (with video)

July 30
Allegiant plans flights from Cedar Rapids to Punta Gorda

July 29
WAAS routes enhance capabilities of medical helicopters

July 29
Three minutes with Des Moines airport director Don Smithey (video)

July 26
Cedar Rapids Airport Commission boosts liability insurance coverage

July 23
Boy found after aerial search

July 23
More Passengers, Record Revenue for Eastern Iowa Airport

July 18
Clinton airport terminal plans take flight

July 18
Stories of Flight 232 still hold interest 24 years later

July 17
Supervisors address eminent domain resolution in South Central Iowa Regional Airport agreement (with video)

July 17
UI develops test aircraft systems to make air travel safer

July 16
NTSB General Aviation Safety Alert: Is your aircraft talking to you? (YouTube video)

July 14
Waterloo Airport under interim management

July 12
Fueling system upgrades at Carroll Airport (with audio)

July 12
Des Moines airport reaches 1 million passengers in 2013, new flights likely

July 10
Des Moines Airport: Commercial vehicles need to pay 'fair share'

July 10
FAA announces new airline pilot qualification standards

July 9
Iowa National Guard showcases new helicopter fleet (with video)

July 9
Iowa Transportation Commission approves fiscal year 2014 State Aviation Program

July 9
Ames pilot plans take off, landing marathon fundraiser

July 5
It's a bird, it's a plane ... it's a quadcopter?

July 3
FAA Central Region Newsletter: Summer 2013

June 26
FAA Des Moines FSDO Newsletter: Summer 2013

June 25
Business Record survey shows lower airfares top transportation needs in Central Iowa

June 25
Eastern Iowa Airport raising rates for airlines, cargo carriers

June 24
Iowa Aviation Museum newsletter Vol.24 Issue 2

June 24
Residents wonder: Does Pella area need a new airport?

June 21
Cellphone distraction noted in report on fatal crash of crop-dusting plane in northern Iowa

June 18
Waterloo Council OKs hiring new airport director

June 17
Fly-In takes off, lands in Keosauqua (with video)

June 17
Airport director takes new job

June 17
All Weather, Inc. supplies 28 AWOS to state of Iowa

June 12
Pilot hits deer while landing at Vinton (with video)

June 10
Youth aviation program gives kids chance to connect with adult pilots

June 10
Aim Higher Fort Dodge-- Great Lakes Equals Great Service

June 10
Iowa City's drone ban may be first of its kind in the U.S.

June 4
Eastern Iowa natives inducted into Iowa Aviation Hall of Fame

May 30
Burlington airport hit hard by storm

May 21
Sequester transfer jeopardizes Cedar Rapids airport project

May 21
Storm damages jet, hangar doors at The Eastern Iowa Airport

May 20
Iowa pilots fly children to Shriner's Hospitals (with video)

May 20
Airports report increase in passengers

May 17
Iowa PilotPalooza caters to pilots and potential pilots!

May 9
Air assault training at Camp Dodge (with video)

May 9
Leaner airlines mean fewer routes

May 6
Sioux City SUX identifier gets national media attention

May 3
Eastern Iowa Airport refiles application to expand foreign trade zone

May 3
Iowa City Airport construction to take off

May 3
Clarinda plans airport zoning update

May 1
Webinar will highlight new Pavement Management System for Iowa airports

April 29
Council Bluffs Municipal Airport Award Highlights Growth

April 25
Iowa hometown honors Tuskegee Airman Joe Gomer of Duluth with statue

April 25
April Iowa City Airport's Quarterly Newsletter

April 24
Sequester Cuts Cause Delays at Eastern Iowa Airport

April 17
Willenborg Takes Flight at Denison Airport

April 17
Iowa Airports Impacted by American Airlines Flight Delays

April 16
Iowa Law Enforcement Emails Show Interest in Drones

April 16
High School Students Fly at Council Bluffs

April 12
FAA Des Moines FSDO Newsletter: Spring 2013

April 4
Carroll Airport's New-Generation Technology Improves Accessibility and Safety

April 1
Record passenger month for The Eastern Iowa Airport

April 1
New Mercy Air Med helicopter is in Service

April 1
Sioux City Airport Officials Tout American's First-year Showing

April 1
Sioux City Aircraft Maintenance Business Takes Off

March 27
Eastern Iowa Airport Parking Access, Revenue System Less than Budget

March 27
TSA at Eastern Iowa Airport Find Gun in Carry-On Bag

March 25
FAA Tower Closings Include Dubuque

March 15
Twins earn pilot's licenses after celebrating only four birthdays

March 12
NTSB Issues Five Safety Alerts to Improve General Aviation Safety

March 7
Southwest will offer daily flights to Las Vegas from Des Moines

Feb. 26
Feds: Pilot moving marijuana busted in Iowa stop

Feb. 26
Eastern Iowa Airport expects to receive less rental car revenue

Feb. 26
Des Moines Metro area airport closing

Feb. 26
Iowa's airports face loss of some services

Feb. 22
March budget sequestration would impact Iowa aviation facilities

Feb. 18
Iowa Aviation Museum newsletter

Feb. 18
Le Mars wants public's take on airport improvements

Feb. 18
Des Moines airport to add nonstop flights to New York in June

Feb. 18
TSA ARREST: Army Captain caught with gun in luggage

Feb. 18
Companies test high-tech gear in University of Iowa's jets

Feb. 18
Drone debate extends to Iowa

Feb. 18
Cedar Rapids airport traffic nearing the one million mark again

Feb. 13
Forgotten story of the Des Moines airport builder

Feb. 5
KCCI Special Report: Changing Skies Over Iowa

Feb. 5
Special Report: Changing Skies Over Iowa Part 2

Feb. 4
Aerial Seeding and Fertilizing Set to Begin along Iowa's Highways

Feb. 4
Independence Municipal Airport's extended runway brings more jets

Feb. 1
Snow and ice control at the Dubuque Regional Airport (14 min. video)

Jan. 29
Iowa City Municipal Airport newsletter

Jan. 29
Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids soon to be debt free

Jan. 22
Rescue pilot hopes app will take flight

Jan. 15
FAA Central Region Airports Division Newsletter (January, 2013)

Jan. 14
Des Moines International surpasses 2 million passengers in one year for first time

Jan. 3
Three killed in crash of medical helicopter near Mason City

Jan. 2
Aircraft used to survey water resources in northeast Iowa

Jan. 2
'Southwest effect' having big impact on Iowa (with video)

Jan. 2
Iowa to begin issuing REAL ID-approved driver's licenses and ID's)



2012

Dec. 31
Des Moines airport no longer qualifies for motor fuel tax refund

Dec. 31
Des Moines airport no longer qualifies for motor fuel tax refund

Dec. 28
FAA Des Moines FSDO Newsletter: Winter 2013

Dec. 27
Airlines fear pilot shortage amid new federal safety rules

Dec. 26
Montrose man spreads wings with homebuilt aircraft

Dec. 26
Photo contest showcases flying high in Iowa

Dec. 26
Blizzard left some air travelers stranded

Dec. 21
Iowa among states meeting REAL ID standards

Dec. 18
Eastern Iowa Airport raises cash rent for farms on strong land demand

Dec. 18
TSA officials: leave meat tenderizer, replica grenades at home

Dec. 18
Consultant will help Eastern Iowa Airport create land development strategy

Dec. 17
Cedar Rapids sees double-digit passenger growth

Dec. 13
Investigators will examine role of fog in Correctionville accident

Dec. 12
NTSB: Plane clipped power lines before Iowa crash

Dec. 5
F-15 rattles windows and nerves in West Des Moines

Nov. 27
Cedar Rapids Airport Commerce Park has a new plan

Nov. 27
New airport terminal on list of transportation possibilities for Des Moines

Nov. 21
Results posted for 2012 Iowa Aviation Photography Contest

Nov. 20
State plane used to track underage drinkers

Nov. 15
TRB airport governance and ownership webinar (90 minutes)

Nov. 2
Aerospace lessons come to life for Bluffs students

Oct. 30
Iowa Aviation Museum Newsletter

Oct. 29
Cedar Rapids airport activates new baggage inspection system

Oct. 25
Flight testing for aviation's first touch-screen primary flight displays takes off at Rockwell Collins

Oct. 25
Sioux City's 185th Air Refueling Wing works around the world

Oct. 25
Des Moines airport on track to top 2 million travelers

Oct. 25
Sioux City Could Face Costly Clean-Up at Airport

Oct. 25
Iowa Air Guard Promotes First Female Brigadier General

Oct. 23
Changes at Iowa City airport could lead to developers building higher

Oct. 22
Event recognizes FBO services and airport improvements in Burlington

Oct. 22
Clarinda Regional Health Center lands new air ambulance to serve southwest Iowa

Oct. 18
Dubuque Regional Airport breaks ground on new terminal (with video)

Oct. 17
Soaring over Ames with the Silent Knights Glider Club (video)

Oct. 16
New: Air Safety Institute passenger safety briefing (video)

Oct. 15
Iowa City Airport Expands with New Construction Projects

Oct. 15
Eastern Iowa Airport cargo operations come alive after dark (with video)

Oct. 12
Bill Reed's plane flies again in Iowa

Oct. 10
Iowa City Municipal Airport newsletter

Oct. 8
FAA Central Region Airports Division Newsletter (October, 2012)

Oct. 2
Russell Zangger had passion for aviation

Oct. 1
Southwest Airlines brings dozens of Iowans, including pilot, home

Oct. 1
Eastern Iowa Airport's Secondary Runway Reopens

Oct. 1
FAA Des Moines FSDO Newsletter: Fall 2012

Sept. 25
Numbers trending positive at Eastern Iowa Airport

Sept. 24
As Southwest Airlines comes to Des Moines, travelers advised to use it or lose it

Sept. 24
Southeast Iowa Air Show successful

Sept. 20
Aviation pioneer Herman Banning makes historic cross-country flight In 1932

Sept. 19
Iowan Rachel Aukes: Renaissance woman

Sept. 18
Police, rescuers study use of small-scale drone aircraft

Sept. 17
Southeast Iowa Air Show adds night performance

Sept. 17
Cutbacks by regional airlines hurt smaller U.S. cities

Sept. 12
Plug your ears: Iowa Guard jets will be noisy in Des Moines

Sept. 12
Carroll Airport flight breakfast draws over 1,100 visitors (with audio)

Sept. 12
Fly Iowa air show showcases World War II, aerobatic aircraft

Sept. 11
Annual Blakesburg Fly-In shows off the golden age of aviation (video)

Sept. 11
Flying back in time with the Barnstormers (video)

Aug. 28
Farm Progress Show boosts activity at Boone airport (video)

Aug. 28
Landmark purchase of PS Air will be completed on Friday

Aug. 27
Passenger Traffic On The Rise at The Eastern Iowa Airport

Aug. 23
Waterloo student pilot sentenced to 4 years of probation for falsifying flight logs

Aug. 22
Iowa Aviation Museum Newsletter

Aug. 22
Take The Pain Out Of Business Travel. Fly Yourself.

Aug. 22
Humboldt Supervisors agree to update airport ordinance

Aug. 22
CLEAR THE RUNWAY 40 planes from a Minn. pilot training company make tour stop in Iowa Great Lakes

Aug. 22
Military jets intercepted two small planes during Obama's visit to Des Moines

Aug. 20
Legendary Navy aviator from Waterloo dies

Aug. 20
Mason City Airport to receive FAA safety award

Aug. 15
Obama Visit Affects General Aviation

Aug. 15
Iowa Aviation Hall of Fame inducts two longtime pilots

Aug. 13
Iowa City airport upgrades coming

Aug. 8
Retired Sioux Gateway director brought back on

July 30
Budget cuts put crimp in Iowa State Patrol pilot program

July 27
"Take Flight" exhibit in Coralville continues to expose children to aviation

July 27
Iowa Air National Guard conducts training over Iowa cities

July 24
Michele Frank leaves Iowa DOT’s Office of Aviation

July 24
Mercy One to receive second Bell 429 EMS Helicopter

July 24
American Airlines bankruptcy won't ground Waterloo service, officials say

July 20
B29 FiFi visits Cedar Rapids (video)

July 20
Gunman shoots hole through Iowa crop-duster's plane

July 13
FAA Des Moines FSDO Newsletter: Summer 2012

July 13
Iowa Transportation Commission approves 2013 State Aviation Program

July 13
Eastern Iowa firms have high stakes in drone debate

July 6
Aiming for the sky: Man builds his own plane

July 3
FAA Central Region Airports Division Newsletter

July 1
Flight from Des Moines delayed after passenger's suggestion of crew drinking

July 1
Marion fly-in exposes thousands to aviation

July 1
Des Moines airport counters the national trend for passenger growth

June 29
Runway and terminal projects move forward at Cedar Rapids

June 26
Eastern Iowa Airport close to having one fixed base operator

June 15
Mercy of Des Moines to base helicopter from Clarinda airport

June 12
Aviation associations urge comment on pilot medical certification changes

June 12
South Central Regional Airport Agency Officially Gets Down To Business

June 12
Iowa native Jordan Hansell talks about leading NetJets

June 12
Kids earn their wings in Iowa City

June 12
Waterloo Kiwanis Club distributes proceeds from 2011 airshow

June 8
Agricultural aviation association hosts flight clinic in Spencer

June 4
Will Cedar Rapids' recovery include Rockwell Collins?

May 31
Radio controlled aircraft club provides hands on experience at Clarinda fly-in

May 29
Cedar Rapids company offers light jet charter service

May 25
Dubuque Regional Airport getting new passenger terminal

May 25
New director of marketing and communications named for The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids

May 23
Just jump: Reporter crosses skydiving off her bucket list

May 22
Mahaska Supervisors Approve Airport Board Appointee

May 21
Frontier flights expected to reduce fares for Corridor traveler

May 21
Southwest plans to change travel culture in Des Moines (video)

May 16
American posts strong early numbers at Sioux Gateway

May 16

FAA releases much anticipated General Aviation Airports Report

May 16
Iowa Aviation Museum Newsletter

May 15
Local World War II vets take flight from Waterloo to D.C.

May 11
After 50 years, McBride Airport has landed its last plane

May 11
History of the Ottumwa Regional Airport

May 11
Student learns in airborne classroom

May 9

Pilot who helped save 184 dies

May 9
Keokuk's airport project could bring new economic activity to the region

May 8
Quad City Air Show May Become A Free Event

May 7
Airports going 'green' with renewable energy

May 7
Iowa pilot accused of lying to FAA to change plea

May 7

Siouxland Flyers uses Facebook to connect with members

May 7

Sioux City's Mercy Air Care Celebrates 25 Years & 9,000 flights

May 4
Quad Cities airport director named chair of AAAE

May 4

Fertilizing fields with aerial application

May 4

Ottumwa airport competes for state funds

May 3
Mock airplane disaster tests local responders

May 2
FAA approves instrument procedures in Iowa for helicopter emergency medical services

May 2
Iowa teen awarded Civil Air Patrol honor

April 30
Did Des Moines pilots harass birds at Saylorville? Judge is asked to rule

April 27
Airport rehabilitation work under way in Burlington

April 24
Marshalltown City Council moves on airport expansion project

April 23
Young fliers on cloud 9 after Muscatine event

April 18
Iowa DOT Office of Aviation launches Iowa Aviation Facebook page

April 17
Newton Fly Iowa Committee donates to Freedom Flight and aviation materials

April 16
Local Earhart researcher continues to search for famed pilot

April 16
FAA Central Region Airports Division Newsletter

April 13
Mercy Air Care in Sioux City celebrates 25 years of service

April 11
Full body scanning arrives at Eastern Iowa Airport

April 11
Independence Municipal Airport Seeking Proposals for Airport Manager/FBO

April 4
FAA Des Moines FSDO Newsletter: Spring 2012

April 3
Southwest Airlines to begin service from Des Moines September 30th

April 3
American Eagle begins service to Sioux City and Waterloo

March 29
Burlington residents won't have to cede homes to airport

March 28
Great Lakes Airlines begins Fort Dodge service April 11

March 12
Students build ultralight aircraft

March 9
Knoxville Municipal Airport manager honored by Flying Farmers

March 7
Special report: Into the night with emergency medical helicopters (video)

March 7
Migratory geese force emergency landing for state trooper

March 7
Air Force seeks to cut 492 Iowa Air Guard jobs

Feb. 29
Locals push against proposed $100 per-flight fee

Feb. 29
Cedar Rapids to host airport safety and operations school July 17-18

Feb. 28
Feds charge 2 men with airborne hunting in Iowa

Feb. 28
FAA program changes force airports to seek additional local funding

Feb. 24
Aerial seeding and fertilizing set to begin along Iowa's highways

Feb. 24
Eastern Iowa Airport gets state grant for Frontier incentive package

Feb. 21
New and improved Iowa National Guard Aviation Readiness Center opens in Davenport

Feb. 21
Air Combat over Eastern Iowa

Feb. 15
Iowa high school students compete in design of light sport aircraft

Feb. 14
Iowa Transportation Commission approves FFY 2013 FAA preapplications

Feb. 14
Iowa Aviation Museum newsletter

Feb. 10
New Frontier Airlines Service Brings Low-Cost Fares to Eastern Iowa Airport Starting May 17

Feb. 7
Students reach new heights in Skydiving Club

Feb. 7
TSA explains new Advanced Imaging Technology at Des Moines

Feb .7
Governor Branstad weighs in on cuts to the Iowa Air Guard

Feb. 7
Congress OKs FAA bill

Feb. 4
Sioux City lobbies to keep Iowa Air National Guard units

Feb. 2
Patrol aircraft tracks 188 mph motorcyclist

Feb. 1
GA groups welcome funding bill

Feb. 1
Pilot medicals go paperless

Jan. 31
Iowa Air National Guard To Lose F-16 Squadron?

Jan. 28
Aircraft maintenance business flies into Sioux City

Jan. 28
Why Southwest Airlines is coming to Des Moines

Jan. 23
New airline passenger protection take effect

Jan. 20
Southwest Airlines lands in Iowa

Jan. 18
Movie about Tuskegee Airmen draws interest in Iowa

Jan. 18
American service at Waterloo to begin April 3

Jan. 18
Cedar Rapid airport marketing director accepts position with Economic Alliance

Jan. 17
Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack on biofuels for aviation

Jan. 16
American's Sioux City flights start April 3

Jan. 12
Iowa airports and national politics

Jan. 11
FAA launches mobile mobile website

Jan. 10
Lack of permanent FAA funding makes planning tough for airports

Jan. 3
FAA Central Region Airports Division Newsletter


2011

Dec.28
Group moves forward on Ottumwa Naval Air Station museum

Dec.22
Eastern Iowa Airport expands Foreign Trade Zone

Dec.21
Governor Branstad issues proclamation for General Aviation Appreciation

Dec.21
New rule seeks to prevent pilot fatigue

Dec.19
Iowa City children's Museum hosts free day in honor of flying brothers

Dec.9
Longtime Siouxland aviation historian dies

Dec.9
U.S DOT awards Waterloo air service contract to American Eagle

Dec. 8
U.S DOT awards Sioux City air service contract to American Eagle

Dec. 6
AirEvac Lifeteam commemorates fifth year in Southeast Iowa

Nov. 30
Waterloo still on board with American

Nov. 29
Airports in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids don't expect impact from American Airlines bankruptcy

Nov. 29
U.S DOT awards Fort Dodge & Mason City air service contracts to Great Lakes Airlines

Nov. 29
Increased use returns Fort Dodge Regional Airport to primary airport status

Nov. 22
Davenport preparing to welcome Guard soldiers home

Nov. 21
Sioux City airport board selects American Airlines for carrier

Nov. 14
FAA Encourages GA Airports To Report Wildlife Strikes

Nov. 3
Centennial of Naval Aviation: Kinnick a Naval aviator

Nov. 1
Des Moines aviation program gets Learjet

Oct. 27
FAA launches website addressing laser illumination of aircraft

Oct. 24
Cedar Rapids airport terminal named after former mayor

Oct. 20
Aircraft maintenance and repair business coming to Sioux City

Oct. 20
Airlines submit bids for air service to four Iowa communities

Oct. 10
Le Mars takes action to accommodate increased activity at airport

Oct. 7
Rockwell Collins takes tech lead in light jet, turboprop market

Oct. 6
FAA's New Air Traffic System Hits Turbulence

Oct. 5
Sioux City may get aviation program

Oct. 4
FAA Des Moines FSDO Newsletter

Oct. 4
First responders receive helicopter landing zone training

Oct. 3
New AirCare hangar unveiled

Sept. 29
Marion pilot launches grass roots petition

Sept. 29
Iowa Mayors join in letter to support aviation

Sept. 29
Young Eagles take flight in Northeast Iowa

Sept. 19
Colonel Bud Day to be inducted into the Iowa Aviation Hall of Fame

Sept. 12
Is Des Moines getting closer to landing Southwest Airlines?

Sept. 9
Eerily empty airspace after 9/11 attacks

Sept. 9
Lt. Gov. Reynolds announces Iowa's participation in National Aerospace Week

Sept. 8

Cedar Rapids recruits manufacturer of drone aircraft

Sept. 2
Iowa Pilot builds own aircraft

Sept. 1
Passengers take flight on 1929 'Tin Goose' plane

Aug. 30
Fly Iowa 2011 lands in Newton for a day of Wings, Wheels, and Thrills

Aug. 25
Officials highlight air show safety record despite recent fatal incidents

Aug. 25
Iowa 99s promote women in aviation

Aug. 19
University of Iowa sends Cold War jets to air show

Aug. 17
Hundreds gather at General Aviation Rally in Cedar Rapids

Aug. 9
Mason City air service proposal deadline extended

Aug. 8
Congress passes temporary FAA reauthorization

Aug. 4
FAA shutdown to continue as Congress leaves

July 20
Delta service adjustments impact air service in Iowa

July 13
Priest pilots congregate in Mason City

July 12
Iowa Transportation Commission approves fiscal year 2012 State Aviation Program

July 5
Dreams come true for Iowa boy who wanted to be an astronaut

July 5

FAA Launches Study of General Aviation Airports

July 5
Visually impaired campers soar through clouds

July 1
Air ambulance service to be offered at Cherokee hospital

July 1
FAA Des Moines FSDO Newsletter

June 27
Voluntary guidelines set for marking meteorological towers

June 20
Aerial video of Missouri River flooding

June 14
Southwest-owned AirTran boosts air service to Des Moines

June 13
Omaha airport bolsters flood defenses

June 9
Iowa alloy manufacturer develops new materials for aerospace sector

June 6
Extensions put aviation programs in a holding pattern

June 2
B-17 "Salute to Veterans" tour lands in Davenport

May 16
Synthetic vision system tested in Cedar Rapids

May 10
Aviation book signing in Ottumwa draws crowd

May 9
Emergency teams train for disaster at Eastern Iowa Airport

May 9
Crowd lines up at Waterloo airport for a glimpse of first lady

April 27
WAAS technology helps air ambulance service

April 15
FAA Des Moines FSDO Newsletter

March 30
Tankers From Iowa National Guard Flying Libya Missions

March 10
Flying home to Dubuque (video)

March 8
Passenger numbers surge at Fort Dodge airport

March 1
Commission Awards Cedar Rapids Airport Terminal Contract

February 24
AirCare takes to the skies

February 21
Remote-controlled aircraft show fills UNI-Dome

February 15
Iowa DOT uses aerial seeding along highways to control erosion

February 10
Thunderbirds visit Waterloo to prepare for August show

February 9
Iowa company makes on-board connectivity a priority for business jets

February 9
Airplanes used to collect Iowa topographical data

February 8
Iowa DOT submits FFY 2012 Preapplications to FAA

February 8
North Iowa leaders lobby Congress for rural airport aid

January 27
FAA suggests markings for meteorological towers

January 20
Iowan launched naval aviation era

January 19

Vinton pilot takes pride in historic aircraft

January 19
Med-Trans to provide helicopter EMS services for Mercy Medical Center in Mason City

January 18
New airport terminal positions Davenport for growth

January 14
Domestic Airline Travel Gains Strength In 2010

January 14
Airline passengers on the rise at Mason City Municipal Airport

January 4
Checked bags and disabled aircraft recovery highlight Des Moines International news


2010

December 28
Spencer Municipal Airport meets needs

December 28
MedForce unveils helicopters to serve eastern Iowa

December 27
Iowa Marine pilot transports high ranking officials

December 22
ISU assists West Des Moines aircraft engine components supplier

December 20
Air service numbers on the rise at Fort Dodge Regional Airport

December 17
Thunderbirds coming to Waterloo in 2011

December 16
Summary of public input from aviation system plan meetings

December 16
"STEM is Cool" video contest

December 7
Cedar Rapids airport to offer travel booking on Web site

December 7
2011 Fly Iowa to land in Newton

December 3
Pilot safety briefing: When the Best Made Plans Go Awry

December 2
Iowa PAMA announces dates for aircraft maintenance symposium

November 23
TSA screenings in the spotlight

November 22
Vande Voort receives third Master CFI accreditation

November 19
Dubuque Regional Airport picks up 4th daily flight

November 18
FAA proposes pilot certificates with photos

November 18
Thanksgiving travel tips for airline travelers

November 17
New base provides air ambulance services to South-Central Iowa

November 13
Military flyover at Kinnick Stadium

November 2
Guidebook informs small airport managers

November 1
Public input meetings announced for draft Iowa Aviation System Plan

November 1
Business Aviation Works

November 1
FAA approves fuel reimbursement for volunteer pilots

October 28
FAA Proposes Safety Systems for Certificated Airports

October 27
Guidance for pilots getting back into the game

October 26
DOT Weatherview allows aviators to monitor Iowa weather

October 26
Entrepreneur overcomes medical issues to obtain pilots license

October 25
Waverly Council considers airport runway expansion

October 21
Guard expands at Davenport airport

October 20
Waterloo hires airline consultant

October 19
Dubuque Regional Airport supports Honor Flight

October 8
Bonus depreciation bill provides tax advantages for new aircraft purchases and enhancements

September 23
Eastern Iowa Airport completes major runway renovation

September 16
Iowa Aviation Hall of Fame announces new members

Aug. 30
Ottumwa balloon launch captures space images

Aug. 27
Civil Air Patrol exposes cadets to aviation and public service

Aug. 23
Lindner Aviation serves Keokuk for 63 years

Aug. 16
Aerial video of rural flooding in Central Iowa

Aug. 16
Crop dusting keeps fields and economy healthy

Aug. 11
Media uses aerial photography to document Iowa flooding

Aug. 5
Iowa’s Rockwell Collins developing synthetic vision systems

Aug. 5
Newton Municipal Airport supports NASCAR event

Aug. 4
Columnist turns love affair with old planes into a series

Aug. 2
New air museum opens in Sioux City

July 24
Des Moines pilot ends career with flights for Special Olympics

July 21
Gobble new president of Iowa Public Airports Association

July 20
Air traffic modernization impacts Iowa

July 19
FAA announces mandatory aircraft re-registration

July 13
Iowa Transportation Commission approves 2011 aviation programs

July 11
Students receive free airplane rides in Burlington

July 8
Animals cause problems at Muscatine Municipal Airport

July 7
New guidebook addresses wildlife hazards at airports

July 2
Ames Airport grows as a community asset (PDF)

July 2
Summer 2010 FSDO Newsletter (PDF)

July 1
Barefoot Bandit strikes in Iowa

June 28
Solar LEDs present opportunity for general aviation contractors and airports

June 27
Youth camp promotes aviation

June 15
Sells retires from DOT’s Office of Aviation

June 10
Shortage could impact DOT’s runway marking program

May 28

Aerial applicator association launches new Web site

May 25
New director for Eastern Iowa Airport

May 25
FAA awards NextGen Engineering Contracts

May 25
NextGen for the masses

April 19
Iowa aviation system plan update

April 18
100th Anniversary of Powered Flight




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