Rock Airport of Pittsburgh to be auctioned off

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Rock Airport of Pittsburgh (9G1), an industrial airport and airpark in Pennsylvania, is scheduled for public auction in the spring.

And while a bid of $6 million has been made for the property, which is now in bankruptcy, airport officials hope to inspire additional bidders to ante up more money.

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Is this an airport?

According to the US Department of Transportation, the US and its territories have more than 19,000 airport, heliports, seaplane bases, and other landing facilities. That’s a lot of aviation. Or at least it’s a lot of potential aviation. [Read more...]

General aviation expansion planned at CRW

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An eight-space T-hangar and two corporate aircraft hangars are being planned by Executive Air, the operator of Yeager Airport’s general aviation facility. According to a report in The Charleston Gazette, more than 35 general aviation aircraft are now based at CRW. “We’re completely full,” the report quotes Executive Air President Scott Miller. “If we can get these hangars built, they will fill up quickly.” The report notes that last month, work was completed on a $700,000 renovation project at Executive Air’s general aviation terminal.

The lunch summit

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Believe it or not, I am not universally loved and admired. None of us are, really, so I’m sure you’re not exactly bowled over by this admission. But once you step into the political arena, you more or less guarantee that you’re going to become a target to at least a few folks. Know that up front, but get involved anyway. The industry needs you.

This tendency to turn on anyone who is attempting to do something beneficial is no surprise. Even in the good ol’ days, politicians were reviled more than they were revered. W.C. Fields, the juggler who became an early comic film star said, “Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.” Not much has changed.

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