December 15, 2014
Wyoming Airports Face Loss Of Federal Funding
Airports in Cheyenne and Riverton are on track to fall short of a Federal target for traffic this year. That means they’ll lose almost a million dollars each in federal funding.
Read more: WPM
Mitchell Reappointed as Aeronautics Director
Nebraska Governor-elect, Pete Ricketts, announced that Ronnie Mitchell would stay on as Nebraska Aeronautics Director. Ronnie has served as Director since 2009 and has been with the department since 2002. “I look forward to working with Ronnie to ensure that Nebraskans have access to the air services that they need,” said Governor-elect Ricketts. “His military and commercial background bring well-rounded knowledge, and I know that his continued service will be an asset to the citizens of our state.”
Hoover Honored with
Wright Memorial Trophy
Hoover, left, accepts the 2014 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy from Jim Albaugh, Chairman of the National Aeronautics Association. NASAO photos by Kim Stevens.
Robert A. “Bob” Hoover was the honoree at the 67th Annual Wright Memorial Dinner, held Friday in Washington D.C. Hoover was presented with the 2014 National Aeronautic Association Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy for distinguished service as a military pilot, test pilot and air show performer. Referred to by many as a “pilot’s pilot,” Hoover was also reconized for advancing safety and precision in the art of flying and for using his skills as an aviator as a tool to inspire and motivate generations of pilots worldwide.
Captain Gene Cernan, USN (Ret.), recipient of the 2007 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy provided a tribute to Bob Hoover.
Congress Approves Aviation Security Bills
As part of ongoing efforts to clear the decks of pending legislation before the end of the year, Congress has approved two aviation-security related bills to codify the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) into permanent law and to reform TSA’s acquisition process.
Read more: Aviation News Today
Hey Pilots – Are You Moving?
The FAA is providing a friendly reminder for all airman certificate holders that in accordance with 14 CFR 61.60, 63.21, and 65.21, the FAA requires you to update your mailing address within 30 days of obtaining that new address.
Read more: FAA
Cedar City Airport manager resigns
After seeing the Cedar City Airport grow from its infancy to a Class-1 facility, Russ Volk is ready to leave it behind to head to Austin, Texas.
Read more: Spectrum
Mississippi Carl Newman Selected for Jackson Post
AAAE Second Vice Chair Carl Newman, A.A.E., has been named CEO of the Jackson (Mississippi) Municipal Airport Authority, effective Jan. 2. Newman currently is general manager of Houston Bush Intercontinental. In his new position, Newman will plan, direct, manage and oversee all activities and operations of Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International and Hawkins Field airports.
PHX Sky Train® Now Serves All Terminals at Phoenix Sky Harbor
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, members of the Phoenix City Council, City and Airport officials took the first ride to the brand new Terminal 3 PHX Sky Train® Station December 8 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The event marked the opening of the newest section of the PHX Sky Train®, extending it to Terminal 3 with a walkway to Terminal 2.
Read more: Arizona Aviation Journal
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Granby Airport amends name to recognize Emily Warner
The Grand County Board of Commissioners has amended the name of Granby Airport to include the title Emily Warner Field at its Dec. 9 meeting. In 1973, Warner became the first woman to be hired as a commercial airline pilot in the United States.
Read more: Sky-Hi News