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Happy National Aviation Day

Publication Date: 2014-08-19
Publication Author: Molly McMillin

Happy Aviation Day and Happy Birthday, Orville Wright. Today, Aug. 19, is National Aviation Day. That’s thanks to Franklin D. Roosevelt, who established the day in 1939 to commemorate Orville Wright’s birthday.

State Helps Airport Make Improvements

Publication Date: 2014-08-19

Greenville and Grove City airports are among 20 in Pennsylvania to share $3.4 million in state funds to improve safety and operations. “Aviation, just as Pennsylvania’s other transportation assets, supports jobs and strengthens our state economy,” Gov. Tom Corbett said in announcing the grants on Monday. “These investments position these airports to offer better service and generate additional business activity.”

The Connor Group to Unveil New $18 Million Building

Publication Date: 2014-08-19
Publication Author: Dave Larsen

The $18 million Connor Group central office building that opens Wednesday at the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport keeps a billion-dollar business in the Dayton region and could spur more economic development at the general aviation airport, local officials said.

New Aviation Partnership Lowers Tuition Cost, Flight Hours Requirements for Aspiring Pilots

Publication Date: 2014-08-19

Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) and Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) have created a new agreement that will allow students to enroll in classes at either institution and to gain flight training at a reduced cost while pursuing associate’s and bachelor’s of science degrees in aviation.

State Commemorates National Aviation Day

Publication: KDLG
Publication Date: 2014-08-18
Publication Author: Chase Cavanaugh

With 82% of the state’s towns and villages inaccessible by road, aviation has played an important role in Alaska. The state’s Department of Transportation is recognizing this with National Aviation Day. KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

National Aviation Organizations Commend Montana Governor for Declaring August ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’

Publication: KXLO
Publication Date: 2014-08-18

Today, national aviation organizations commended Montana Governor Steve Bullock for proclaiming August 2014 “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Montana, general aviation accounts for more than $117 million in economic activity annually.

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne to Tour Mobile Area Facilities Tuesday in Honor of National Aviation Day

Publication: ALABAMA.COM
Publication Date: 2014-08-18
Publication Author: Kelli Dugan

In honor of National Aviation Day U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Fairhope, will tour both Enterprise State Junior College’s Alabama Aviation Center and the AIDT Alabama Aviation Training Center on Tuesday.

AOPA Leads Effort to Speed Medical Reform

Publication: AOPA
Publication Date: 2014-08-18
Publication Author: Elizabeth A Tennyson

In an AOPA-led effort, seven influential general aviation organizations are asking the Department of Transportation and the administration to expedite a review of the FAA’s proposed rulemaking on third class medical reform. In an Aug. 15 letter, the associations urge Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to complete the review of the FAA notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) within the next 30 days and open the proposal for public comment.

Ti Airport to Get Upgrade

Publication Date: 2014-08-18
Publication Author: Lohr McKinstry

Ticonderoga Municipal Airport has been awarded $130,500 in Federal Aviation Administration funding. The grant will be used to fund construction of an aviation-fuel facility that will make the airport more self-sustaining and also provide revenue.

Montana’s GA Community Throws a Party

Publication: AOPA
Publication Date: 2014-08-18
Publication Author: Dan Namowitz

Montana pilots will have two reasons to celebrate when they fly in to Seeley Lake Airport on Sept. 13. The fly-in will mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Montana Pilots Association, “the longest continuing running state pilots’ organization in the country,” according to its president, Scott Newpower.

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