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General Aviation is a Key Tool for Small Businesses and the Economy

Publication: FLOYD COUNTY TIMES
Publication Date: 2014-09-23
Publication Author: Craig Fortenbery

When I formed my company, Mainstream Commercial Divers Inc., over 25 years ago, we learned quickly that having our own airplane was integral to our success. Whether it was quickly getting to locations to perform emergency repairs, or delivering specialized equipment, our aircraft has helped us to quickly and effectively serve the many important infrastructure projects we are working on.


General Aviation a Key Tool

Publication: MIDDLESBORO DAILY NEWS
Publication Date: 2014-09-22
Publication Author: Craig Fortenbery

When I formed my company, Mainstream Commercial Divers Inc., over 25 years ago, we learned quickly that having our own airplane was integral to our success. Whether it was quickly getting to locations to perform emergency repairs, or delivering specialized equipment, our aircraft has helped us to quickly and effectively serve the many important infrastructure projects we are working on.


General Aviation a Key Tool

Publication: HARLAN DAILY
Publication Date: 2014-09-22
Publication Author: Craig Fortenbery

When I formed my company, Mainstream Commercial Divers Inc., over 25 years ago, we learned quickly that having our own airplane was integral to our success. Whether it was quickly getting to locations to perform emergency repairs, or delivering specialized equipment, our aircraft has helped us to quickly and effectively serve the many important infrastructure projects we are working on.


New Mexico Governor Declares September Aviation Appreciation Month

Publication: GENERAL AVIATION NEWS
Publication Date: 2014-09-22

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has declared September “New Mexico Aviation Appreciation Month.”


State Study Concerns Airport Industry

Publication: CRAIN’S CLEVELAND BUSINESS
Publication Date: 2014-09-21
Publication Author: Jay Miller

Ohio’s secondary airports have a significant economic impact on their communities, but the state of Ohio is not yet ready to increase state funding for runway maintenance, safety or other improvements at the perennially cash-strapped airports.


Aerospace Engineering Celebrates 100th Year

Publication: THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Publication Date: 2014-09-21
Publication Author: Maya Shankar

The University’s aerospace engineering department might not always get the most attention on campus, but it was hard to miss them this weekend when 15 aircraft dazzled fans at Michigan Stadium prior to the Wolverines’ matchup against Utah. The department celebrated its 100th anniversary with a three-day Centennial Celebration held Sept. 18-20,which drew academics, students and visitors from all over the country.


Pima’s Aviation-Tech Program Looks to Expand

Publication: ARIZONA DAILY STAR
Publication Date: 2014-09-21
Publication Author: David Wichner

Pima Community College’s highly regarded Aviation Technology Program is looking to expand its footprint at Tucson International Airport and eventually add student capacity.


Young Eagles Enjoy Fledgling Flights

Publication: THE STAR DEMOCRAT
Publication Date: 2014-09-20
Publication Author: Lena Ellwanger

At many airports now, even bags don’t fly for free. But at the Massey Aerodrome on Saturday, Sept. 13, anyone between the ages of 8 and 17 could fly at no cost during Young Eagles Day.


Senators Ask FAA for Long-Term Plans

Publication: HICKORY RECORD
Publication Date: 2014-09-20
Publication Author: Evan Matsumoto

The future of the air traffic control tower at the Hickory Regional Airport is uncertain. Hickory’s airport has one of 252 towers across the country contracted by the Federal Aviation Administration to provide air traffic control services. But, due in part to the country’s new budget and a new FAA initiative, future funding for federally contracted towers is on unsteady ground.


What is Cabarrus County Doing Right?

Publication: WCNC
Publication Date: 2014-09-19
Publication Author: Rad Berky

When Governor Pat McCrory laid out his 25-year plan for improving transportation in the greater Charlotte area, he did not do it in his home town of Charlotte. He did it in Concord, another sign of how Cabarrus County is suddenly booming.


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