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Mayor Proclaims December 2016 as General Aviation Appreciation Month in Findlay

Publication: CITY OF FINDLAY
Publication Date: 2016-12-01

Mayor Lydia Mihalik has issued a proclamation declaring the month of December 2016, as General Aviation Appreciation Month in Findlay, Ohio, and invites all citizens to recognize the importance of local community airports

PROCLAMATION

By Mayor Lydia L. Mihalik

Findlay, Ohio

WHEREAS: General aviation and community airports play a critical role in the lives of our citizens, as well as in the operation of our businesses and farms; and

WHEREAS: The state of Ohio has a significant interest in the continued vitality of General Aviation, Aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions and aviation organizations and community airports and airport operators; and


Pilot, Airplane Mechanic Shares Story with JJSHS

Publication: THE INDEPENDENT
Publication Date: 2016-11-30
Publication Author: BRANDON HANSEN

Sometimes doing things outside the box leads to extraordinary circumstances.

Students of Jenkins Junior Senior High School listened to the story of Kyle Fosso and how he became an owner of a 1954 Cessna 170B airplane. 

“Going above and beyond results in things that are unusual,” Fosso said to Chewelah students. “Like a 21 year-old owning an airplane.”

Fosso had met former JJSHS teacher Kevin Kernan on a flight back from Alaska and the two had a conversation. Mr. Kernan thought Fosso would be a good speaker at Deer Park High School and due to his


Civil Air Patrol Marks Birthday with Growing Chapters

Publication: NEWS CHIEF
Publication Date: 2016-11-30
Publication Author: PAUL CATALA

They may be few in number locally but their importance can’t be emphasized too much.

Members of the Civil Air Patrol perform 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions assigned by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base and are credited with saving about 55 lives per year during times of catastrophes.

Additionally, members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 26,000 young people currently participating in the cadet programs.

And today, it celebrates its 75th anniversary.

The CAP is the official auxiliary of the U.S.


Hurricane Hunter Planes to Move to Lakeland Linder Regional Airport

Publication: WFLA
Publication Date: 2016-11-30
Publication Author: MELISSA MARINO

On the last day of hurricane season there is some good news. Hurricane Hunter planes will stay in the Tampa Bay area and have a new place to call home.

Lakeland Linder Regional Airport has been chosen as the new main base for NOAA’s aircraft fleet.

The move comes after MacDill Air Force Base did not renew a lease with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters.

Bids came down to Lakeland and the St. Pete Clearwater Airport.

The deal will increase revenues at the Lakeland Linder Airport by 15 percent. It will also bring $13 million to


Stranded Sea Turtles Still Need Airborne Assistance

Publication: AIN ONLINE
Publication Date: 2016-11-29
Publication Author: Matt Thurber

True-Lock manager and founder Leslie Weinstein is urging East Coast pilots to volunteer to fly sea turtle rescue missions during the remainder of the annual stranding season, which lasts through the end of December. Stranded turtles, unable to withstand sudden temperature drops, need to be moved quickly to warmer waters to survive.

Earlier this month, one of the largest sea turtles ever, a loggerhead weighing 280 pounds and 49 inches wide, was flown along with two smaller turtles from Atlantic City, New Jersey, to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Beaufort, North Carolina.

Weinstein, who helps arrange sea turtle rescue


Airport Authority Sets $57 Million Airport Renewal Plan

Publication: THE MORNING CALL
Publication Date: 2016-11-29
Publication Author: MATT ASSAD

No longer cash-strapped and buried in debt, the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority is ready to embark on a $57 million airfield renewal that will start where the rubber meets the road — literally.

The authority Tuesday approved a five-year capital improvement program that will fund projects at all three Lehigh Valley airports, including replacement of the cracked and pitted runways at Lehigh Valley International Airport.

The plan is an effort to make up for lost time after five years in which the authority had to delay most airport maintenance so it could pay off a $26 million court


Stranded Sea Turtles Still Need Airborne Assistance

Publication: AIN ONLINE
Publication Date: 2016-11-29
Publication Author: MATT THURBER

True-Lock manager and founder Leslie Weinstein is urging East Coast pilots to volunteer to fly sea turtle rescue missions during the remainder of the annual stranding season, which lasts through the end of December. Stranded turtles, unable to withstand sudden temperature drops, need to be moved quickly to warmer waters to survive.

Earlier this month, one of the largest sea turtles ever, a loggerhead weighing 280 pounds and 49 inches wide, was flown along with two smaller turtles from Atlantic City, New Jersey, to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Beaufort, North Carolina.

Weinstein, who helps arrange


OBU Students Learn Business Operations at Shawnee Airport

Publication: THE SHAWNEE NEWS-STAR
Publication Date: 2016-11-27
Publication Author: DR. DARYL GREEN

Students from Oklahoma Baptist University’s Paul Dickinson College of Business recently visited the Shawnee Regional Airport Nov. 10 to discuss operations management and how this concept applies in today’s businesses. The students are part of the production-project management course. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nation’s economy added 161,000 jobs in October, fewer than expected. The final jobs report, which was released Nov. 4, showed that the unemployment rate returned to 4.9%. In this economic climate, current and future college students need to be prepared for the future ahead.

The City of Shawnee owns


Colorado Springs-based SuperTanker Helping in Israel Firefight

Publication: KKTV 11 NEWS
Publication Date: 2016-11-25
Publication Author: KATIE PELTON

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – The Colorado Springs-based Global SuperTanker is starting big for its first firefight since gaining final approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

It has been sent to Israel to battle the wildfires raging in that country.

Flames swept across Haifa, Israel’s third-largest city, forcing tens of thousands from their homes. The Associated Press reported Friday that the fire inside the city was under control, but that a dozen other fires in the country were still burning.

As the wildfires rage on, it’s become an international effort to help out. Global SuperTanker


In Our Schools: Hands-on Learning for Canyon’s Aviation Class

Publication: THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Publication Date: 2016-11-23
Publication Author: ANDREA MILLS

It was a unique touchdown on the Canyon High School football field – without a football, teams or cheer squads.

As students looked skyward, a Revolution Aviation helicopter circled, then landed gently and skillfully on the 30-yard line. 

The landing was arranged by teacher Steve Smith, as part of the hands-on instruction in his Aviation classes. The students were able to look under the hood of the aircraft, sit in the cockpit and view the instrument panel, and ask questions of the pilots.

Smith, a former commercial pilot, brought the aviation program to Canyon. Now in


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