SAJ Skybrief

September 24, 2012
Photo by Shahn Sederberg

South Dakota
Sioux Falls to host aviation convention next fall

Sioux Falls will host a national aviation convention next fall. The National Association of Aviation Officials Convention and Tradeshow will run Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2013. The association was founded in 1931, predating the Federal Aviation Administration’s predecessor, the Civil Aeronautics Authority.

Read more: Rapid City Journal

ONTARIO: Report examines airport’s worth

How much is Ontario International Airport worth? A consultant hired by the airport’s owner and manager – Los Angeles World Airports – has released a 60-page report that examines that question.

Read more: Press Enterprise

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Jo Ann Speer, airport manager at Everett-Stewart Regional Airport, has been recognized with the Airport Manager of the Year Excellence Award by the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission.

Read more: NW Tennessee Today


New York
Elmira-Corning Regional Airport Jumping to “Next Level” With Expansion ann_by_blumer.jpg

The Elmira-Corning Regional Airport is making a step up to “the next level. That’s what airport manager Ann Crook called the expansion of the main runway, which will open Tuesday. “This is a pretty exciting project for us.” The airport’s main runway was 7,600 feet long. With the extension, it will be 8,000 feet long.

Read more: WETM18

Caltrans Criticism Possibly Unwarranted

Last week we posted a link to a story from the Grass Valley, California Union with the headline

‘Grass Valley City Council rebukes Caltrans on Loma Rica.’ The SAJ received information that this article presented a very one-sided view of the situation and didn’t seek to determine the veracity of the statements or facts made by Grass Valley City Council members. The State Aviation Journal’s goal is to always present a fair and accurate view of any news, but especially those stories involving state aviation officials and organizations. We apologize for any exacerbation of a story that looks to have unfairly criticized the Aeronautics Division of the California Department of Transportation.