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EPA Opens Comment Period for Aircraft Emissions Rules

Publication: AIN ONLINE
Publication Date: 2015-07-01
Publication Author: Kerry Lynch

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting comments through August 31 and is planning a public hearing on August 11 on its combined proposed rule and advance notice of proposed rule making (ANPRM) that would find greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from certain aircraft engines endanger public health and seek input on setting emissions standards.


Search and Rescue Card Program Launching Next Week

Publication: PARK RECORD
Publication Date: 2015-06-30
Publication Author: Angelique McNaughton

Starting next week, Utah will join two other states in offering a get-rescued-free card program for backcountry enthusiasts and their families.


Lake Elmo Airport Expansion in Works

Publication: TWIN CITIES PIONEER PRESS
Publication Date: 2015-06-30
Publication Author: Mary Divine

It’s the pilots who come to Lake Elmo Airport on Saturdays to practice their touch-and-go landings that drive Mitch Despen crazy. “We’re under the flight path, so I listen to these things all day long some days. Weekends are horrible,” said Despen, who lives south of the small airport just outside Lake Elmo in Baytown Township.


Sparks May Fly But D.C. Is a ‘No Drone Zone’ This July 4

Publication: 4 NBC WASHINGTON
Publication Date: 2015-06-30
Publication Author: Marina di Marzo

Sparks may fly on the Fourth of July, but your drone can’t. The Federal Aviation Administration is reminding residents and visitors that Washington, D.C., is a “no drone zone.”


FAA to Host Burbank Forum on Satellite-Based Air Traffic Control Plan

Publication: LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS
Publication Date: 2015-06-30
Publication Author: Dana Bartholomew

A sweeping plan by the FAA to streamline air traffic over Southern California will be discussed in Burbank Wednesday in the last of a series of public meetings.


General Aviation Appreciation Month: DeCroce Resolution Recognizing Aviation’s Role Signed By Governor

Publication: NJ ASSEMBLY REPUBLICANS
Publication Date: 2015-06-30

A resolution sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce that recognizes the vital role aviation plays in the Garden State has been signed by Governor Christie. The measure, AJR-62/SJR-55, designates the month of May each year as “General Aviation Appreciation Month.”


Craig Moffat Airport Sees Increase Traffic

Publication: CRAIG DAILY PRESS
Publication Date: 2015-06-30
Publication Author: Patrick Kelly

Craig Moffat Airport saw an increase in freight planes and private jets during the 70-day closure of Hayden’s Yampa Valley Regional Airport.


Hooks Airport Celebrates 50 Years

Publication: THE OBSERVER
Publication Date: June 24, 2015
Publication Author: Petrina J. Johnson

For 50 years the David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport has made flying fun and convenient for the greater Houston area.


Chambersburg Airport Gets $150K FAA Grant for Runway Upgrades

Publication: CHAMBERSBURG PUBLIC OPINION
Publication Date: June 24, 2015
Publication Author: Dale Heberlig

A new grant of $150,000 for Chambersburg’s Franklin County Regional Airport was announced Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Robert Casey.


Airport Day Focus is Youth Aviation

Publication: MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL
Publication Date: 2015-06-23
Publication Author: Lou Whitmire

The focus of the sixth Mansfield Airport Day on the Fourth of July at Mansfield Lahm Airport will be youth in aviation, with a “Born to Fly” theme. Saturday’s festivities kick off at 8 a.m. with the Mansfield Aviation Club pancake breakfast and Milliron-sponsored car, truck and cycle show, which this year has grown even more.


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