Welcome to The 414 Flyer!

This newsletter is your source for the latest in General Aviation news, happenings, events, and more in the Milwaukee area. Written by your friends at Milwaukee County's Mitchell and Timmerman Airports, we're here to keep you updated on the latest info within the Milwaukee aviation community. Whether you're a pilot, learning to fly, or just love planes, this newsletter is for you.


September 9 at Timmerman Airport

Join us on Saturday, September 9 for the 11th Annual Spot Landing Contest at Milwaukee County's Timmerman Airport!

Get ready to test your landing skills as we compete to see who can land closest to a line on the runway. Whichever pilot lands closest to the contest line wins! Grand prize is a $200 gift card. All participants must attend the mandatory safety briefing at 10:00AM. If VFR conditions are not present, the event will be rescheduled to Saturday, September 23.

The contest is free to enter, and there will be FREE lunch for all attendees. Whether you're competing or joining as a spectator, it's going to be a great day of flying!

The Spot Landing Contest is sponsored by Spring City Aviation - Milwaukee and Timmerman Airport.

Special Event: Finding Paul Poberezny

Join us on Wednesday, July 12 at 7:00PM

Join the Mitchell Gallery of Flight for their upcoming presentation of Finding Paul Poberezny on July 12. The program will focus on local aviator and visionary, Paul Poberezny, detailing his roots at Milwaukee's Timmerman Airport and his influence on aviation in Wisconsin and beyond.

’Finding Paul’ walks along the pathways that Paul Poberezny took as a youth growing up on the south side of Milwaukee underneath the airways of aviation’s early development. From his father’s migration to the United States to Paul purchasing his first airplane, you’ll enjoy the many influences and fateful occurrences that planted the seeds for the eventual growth of the Experimental Aircraft Association. The presenter, Kurt Stanich, is the Waukesha County Airport Manager.

Event Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, July 12
  • Time: 7:00PM 
  • Location: Mitchell International Airport Conference Rooms, 5300 S. Howell Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53207. Located at the south end of the main terminal, adjacent to the Mitchell Gallery's west wall.
  • Free Parking: Park in the Hourly Lot and bring your ticket for validation


Enjoy a weekend of aviation on Milwaukee's lakefront

This month, the Milwaukee Air & Water Show returns to Milwaukee's lakefront, with thrilling flight demonstrations from new and familiar acts.

Most notably, the Blue Angels will return as headliners of the event, this year with an exciting new member. For the first time in the squadron's 76 year history, it will feature its first female combat fighter pilot. U.S. Navy Lt. Amanda Lee is joining the team for the 2023 air show season and will be performing in Milwaukee in an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.

Get Ready for EAA Airventure

This year's event is happening July 24-30

The world's largest gathering of aviators is just a few weeks away. EAA Airventure is back at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, July 24-30, celebrating 70 years of EAA. The milestone also marks 70 years since the first EAA fly-in took place right here at Timmerman Airport in Milwaukee.

What started as meeting of a handful of airplanes has grown into a massive gathering of hundreds of thousands of pilots and aviation enthusiasts. This year's event is jam packed with unique aircraft and exciting shows.

Some 2023 highlights include an honor flight flown by American Airlines, NASA's Super Guppy oversized-cargo aircraft, and numerous military aircraft including C-130 gunships, Navy F-18 and F-35, MIG-17, MIG-29, F-18 Superhornet, Piper L4, and more. Boeing Plaza will feature several large aircraft including the Dreamlifter, a modified 747 turned cargo plane. Daily air shows will run from 2:30-6:30PM Monday-Saturday and 1:00-4:00PM on Sunday. Public flights will be available on a B-25, B-29, B-17 and more.

For those planning to fly in for the event, an EAA Airventure NOTAM has been issued with instructions for preflight planning, arrivals/departures, and additional flight planning information. Click HERE to learn more.

To learn more or purchase tickets, visit the link below!

Congratulations to our 2023 Flour Drop Winners

Thanks to everyone for a great event!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 6th Annual Flour Drop Contest earlier this summer! Congratulations to our winners whose flour bags landed closest to the target:

1st Place: Todd with 26ft
2nd Place: Josh and Ayden with 35ft
3rd Place: Andy with 38ft (not pictured)

Featured Photos

Calling all plane spotters and aviation photographers! Send your photos to social@mitchellairport.com for a chance to be featured in our next newsletter.

Aircraft taxiing at Timmerman Airport

Southwest 737 Max 8 passes a rainbow (Photo: @parkview_spotter)

Timmerman Airport from the sky