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National Group Praises Mayor’s Focus on Aviation

Publication: AVIATION PROS
Publication Date: 2016-05-06

The city and its Airport Commission have been working on plans to improve and promote the Oneonta Municipal Airport, and recent words from the mayor on the subject have gleaned attention from a national organization.

On April 25, Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig signed a proclamation declaring May as “General Aviation Appreciation Month,” a measure that was commended Monday by the Alliance for Aviation Across America.

Oneonta officials are developing the airport with aims to improve the economy and are preparing to celebrate the airport’s 50th anniversary later this year. Herzig said in the proclamation that general aviation is a vital


Naples Municipal Airport Named 23rd Best FBO in U.S.

Publication: NAPLES DAILY NEWS
Publication Date: 2016-05-05

Professional Pilot magazine named Naples Municipal Airport the 23rd best fixed-base operator and the 12th best independent FBO in the United States in its May issue. An FBO provides fuel, hangar space, parking and other services to private and corporate aircraft and other general aviation operators.

“We are honored by this ranking, which reflects our commitment to safety and providing outstanding customer service from arrival to departure,” said Chris Rozansky, executive director of Naples Municipal Airport.

The magazine’s 48th annual Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment survey rankings are selected from ballots that are completed by qualified Professional Pilot readers


Come Fly With Me

Publication: ANCHORAGE PRESS
Publication Date: 2016-05-05
Publication Author: ROB STAPLETON

In Alaska, we have a saying: “Fly an hour or walk a week.”

For us, this has real meaning. There are literally hundreds of communities in Alaska that cannot be accessed by the limited road system and rely on general aviation. In my case, I use my plane for my photography business, flying to remote sites to capture landscapes and photos of Alaska, its history, its events and its people. My plane literally supports my business and livelihood.

I’ve loved aviation since I was nine; my dad would fly us as a family together. But, when I moved to Alaska


Soaring High: Deaf, Blind Students Take Plane Rides Around Gooding

Publication: MAGIV VALLEY TIMES NEWS
Publication Date: 2016-05-04
Publication Author: STEPHEN REISS

While sitting in a private plane Tuesday, Nicole Hill couldn’t tell much difference between being on the ground or in the air.

She couldn’t see the agricultural fields or homes while soaring above Gooding. But the 16-year-old — who is blind — could feel the pilot maneuvering his 1964 Piper Cherokee.

“As soon as we got completely off the ground, it got really bumpy,” she said. “I think it was because of the wind.”

Nicole was among dozens of students from the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind who took plane rides Tuesday at the Gooding Municipal Airport.


National Group Praises Mayor’s Focus on Aviation

Publication: THE DAILY STAR
Publication Date: 2016-05-04

The city and its Airport Commission have been working on plans to improve and promote the Oneonta Municipal Airport, and recent words from the mayor on the subject have gleaned attention from a national organization.

On April 25, Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig signed a proclamation declaring May as “General Aviation Appreciation Month,” a measure that was commended Monday by the Alliance for Aviation Across America.

Oneonta officials are developing the airport with aims to improve the economy and are preparing to celebrate the airport’s 50th anniversary later this year. Herzig said in the proclamation that general aviation is a vital


Civil Air Patrol Shows Ways to Soar in Service

Publication: CAROLL COUNTY TIMES
Publication Date: 2016-05-03
Publication Author: JON KELVEY

Cadet 2nd Lt. Caleb Scanlan is pretty clear about what he feels are the advantages of participating in the Civil Air Patrol Youth Cadet Program.

“I think this program can set you up for anything you want to do in life, because it disciplines you to make you motivate yourself to do whatever you want,” he said.

Scanlan, 18, joined the Carroll Composite Squadron, the Carroll unit in the national Civil Air Patrol Organization, just over two years ago. The Carroll unit is composed of Cadets aged 12 to 21, like Scanlan, and adult senior members, according to Maj. Bob


RIVERSIDE: Guests Can See an Fly in Rare War Birds

Publication: THE PRESS ENTERPRISE
Publication Date: 2016-05-03
Publication Author: STEPHEN WALL

When Alan Reeker climbed into the cockpit of the B-25 Mitchell, the memories came rushing.

The Loma Linda resident was part of a team that restored the World War II-era plane to flying condition for Paramount Pictures for the making of the 1970 war film, “Catch-22.”

Reeker, 70, was among a crowd who visited four rare treasures of aviation history Monday, May 2, at the Riverside Municipal Airport.

The planes – the B-25, the B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 Liberator and the P-51 Mustang – are on display through noon Wednesday, May 4, as part of a 110-city nationwide tour


Oneonta Mayor Makes Proclamation

Publication: CENTRAL NEW YORK NEWS
Publication Date: 2016-05-03

The Alliance for Aviation Across America commended Mayor Gary Herzig of Oneonta, for proclaiming May “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In New York, general aviation supports a total economic output of more than $7 billion annually. The executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation across America Selena Shilad says “Mayor Herzig’s proclamation helps highlight the economic benefits and valuable service that general aviation provides to the City of Oneonta and the State of New York, We sincerely thank the Mayor and the City of Oneonta for recognizing this vital industry.”

http://cnynews.com/oneonta-mayor-makes-proclamation/


Oneonta Mayor Makes Proclamation

Publication: WDLA, WSRK, WZOZ
Publication Date: 2016-05-03
Publication Author: LESLIE ANN

The Alliance for Aviation Across America commended Mayor Gary Herzig of Oneonta, for proclaiming May “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In New York, general aviation supports a total economic output of more than $7 billion annually. The executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation across America Selena Shilad says “Mayor Herzig’s proclamation helps highlight the economic benefits and valuable service that general aviation provides to the City of Oneonta and the State of New York, We sincerely thank the Mayor and the City of Oneonta for recognizing this vital industry.”

http://wdlafm.com/oneonta-mayor-makes-proclamation/

http://wsrkfm.com/oneonta-mayor-makes-proclamation/

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Mayor Makes April General Aviation Month

Publication: THE MISSOURIAN
Publication Date: 2016-05-03

Washington Mayor Sandy Lucy proclaimed April “General Aviation Appreciation Month.”

According to the Alliance for Aviation Across America, the Washington Regional Airport has a total economic impact of $1,492,000.

It supports 12 jobs with a payroll of $303,000.

In Missouri, general aviation airports support an economic impact of over $857 million annually.

“Mayor Lucy’s proclamation helps highlight the economic benefits and valuable service that general aviation provides to Washington and the state of Missouri,” said Selena Shilad, executive director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “We sincerely thank the mayor and the city of Washington for recognizing this vital


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