Dane County Regional

For the Air National Guard use of this facility, see Truax Field Air National Guard Base Dane County Regional Airport (IATA: MSN, ICAO: KMSN, FAA LID: MSN) (formerly Truax Field) is a civil-military airport six miles northeast of downtown Madison, the capital of Wisconsin. It has three runways and in 2012 it served 1.6 million passengers. MSN serves American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines and United Airlines. These airlines have non-stop flights to thirteen hubs with over 94 departures and arrivals daily and additional destinations such as Washington DC, New York City and Orlando. Delta and United provide service with Airbus A319s, A320s, Boeing 737s and 757s which are among the largest aircraft seen at the airport. Truax Field was named in honor of Lieutenant Thomas L. Truax, USAAF, a Wisconsin native who was killed (along with his wingman, Lieutenant Speckman) in a P-40 training accident during poor weather in San Anselmo, CA on November 2, 1941, just before the United States' entry into World War II. The airport is home to the 1st Battalion 147th Aviation Regiment and is an Air Assault Battalion in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. The 1-147th operates the UH-60M Blackhawk Helicopter and has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 115th Fighter Wing of the Wisconsin Air National Guard, which operates F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. The 115th Fighter Wing is one of 14 operational air defense units responsible for air defense of the eastern continental United States.

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Madison (WI)

Madison is the capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of Dane County. As of July 1, 2015, Madison's estimated population of 248,951 made it the second largest city in Wisconsin, after Milwaukee, and the 84th largest in the United States. The city forms the core of the United States Census Bureau's Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Dane County and neighboring Iowa, Green, and Columbia counties. The Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area's 2010 population was 568,593. Madison is one of only 5 platinum level bike cities in the US.

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