SAJ Aviation Brief

January 09, 2012

LAX Photo by Clint Morris

Publisher’s Blog
Nebraska’s Venerable Lyon Retires

By Kim Stevens

Bill Lyon, Deputy Director of Operations has retired from the Nebraska Department of Aeronautics (NDA) after serving the state as a pilot and administrator for more than 40 years.

With an Airline Transport Pilot rating, Bill retires with over 16,000 hours in a wide variety of aircraft. I count it an honor and a privilege to have shared the flight deck with him for a very small percentage of those hours.

Whether in the cockpit of a Cessna 182 or the Department’s Piper Navajo or Cheyenne, I spent many hours with Bill, flying above the expansive Nebraska landscape, talking about aviation, talking about life and soaking up bits of wisdom from this skilled aviator.

Read more: Over the Wing

NATA Announces State Advocacy Network

Not many people would argue against the importance of government advocacy in supporting and defending aviation interests. While NATA’s primary focus has been federal government advocacy, the association also supports its members’ interests on the state level. As part of the association’s efforts to strengthen its government advocacy, NATA has established the State Advocacy Network (SAN) to bridge any gap between the association and its members on arising state and local issues.

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