except that i was born in the state of oregon, lived outside of oregon wisconsin and went to oregon high... but still... doug's always pretty close, just no cigar cuz he always says "awww, just admit it, your from fitchburg" hahaha
but i've been back to madison/milwaukee several times so far this year (badger football games are sooo much fun!!) - best friend just had a baby boy yesterday.... I'll be going back up there again in a few weeks...
looking for new flying partners up there travis? how do you like it up there? warming up some?
I used to work at an FBO in Janesville, WI (KJVL) just south of Madison. I took my instrument checkride with an examiner at MSN at the Wisconsin Aviation FBO. They seem to be one of the bigger operators there. They had a flight school and charter operations last I knew. As for the city itself, I love it. They have great night life and two lakes around the city. When you get bored you can go watch the F-16s at the ANG base. If you can get a job with Wisconsin Aviation at MSN or another operation I am sure you will be happy. I did all of my primary and instrument training in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois and absolutely loved it. Great airports, great ATC, and pretty good weather (most of the year)
I got a ton of actual IFR training
Can't think of anything else as of right now. Let me know if you have any more questions. I grew up in the area and will try to help you out if I can. Take care!
That's interesting that you were based in RFD, I am from a town just on the northern side of the city (Machesney Park). RFD is a sad sight, they can't pull any airlines in to save themselves. They have a nice terminal but lost their last airline when Mesaba pulled out a year or so ago. Thank God they have a UPS hub there otherwise the place would be shut down. It's pretty nice having 757s, etc flying over my parents house at 2am when I visit.
I grew up in Madison. Great city, downtown is a blast. As far as flying WI has lots of cool airports to check out.
I have flown quite a bit with Wisconsin Aviation. Not a bad outfit, just built a new FBO. If your looking for cheaper rentals Middleton (far west side) may be less expensive.
I am glad that Culvers is in Michigan now too. It kind of followed me over here when I moved for college. I am sure my arteries are loving it too
Madison trivia - can anyone confirm these.....I heard that Otis Redding, singer of Sittin on the dock of the bay died in a crash back in the day in one of the lakes by MSN. I heard he was in a baron or bonanza. Just wondering, I never checked with anyone to confirm it. Suppose I could look at the NTSB. I am also pretty positive that Stevie Ray Vaughn died in a helicopter crash just outside of Lake Geneva.
I have no idea how this thread got on Culvers and why I am now talking about crashes in WI, but that just seems to happen on the forums