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60 Years at PWK and Still Going Strong

Do You Know Lou Wipotnik? There aren’t too many things around PWK that date back to 1957. The old timers still call it Pal-Waukee Airport and will probably never stop. The airport’s original control tower built above hangar 4 in the 60s was torn down years ago and replaced by a more modern structure where controllers keep an eye on things …

A Week of Great Airport Events

JetSmarter Party at Hangar 11 In case you missed some of the action this past week, both airport people and a number of star-like visitors gathered around the airport to learn about. Last Friday night, hangar 11 became the center of attention for dozens of people cheering on the launch of JetSmarter. The night was highlighted by a visit from comedian …

Long-Time PWK Pilot Announces Retirement From CAP

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Lt. Colonel Lou Wipotnik, a long-time PWK flight instructor and former commander of the Chicago Executive airport squadron last week donated a hand-carved model of a Cessna 172 to the growing office collection of airport Executive Director Jamie Abbott. The donation occurred as Wipotnik announced his retirement from the CAP after 26 years of service, effective …