DIRECTOR’S NOTES

As February comes to a close, it has certainly been a busy month at the airport. Spring began to show herself a bit early this year with some very mild temperatures and beautiful flying days. Our Flight Training Department is experiencing unprecedented growth due to Jack Stevens and his staff’s efforts. We continue to get positive comments from customers about the efforts and quality of service from our line staff. Way to go Paul! And let’s all remember that Bobbie, Crystal and Kris are in the back office making sure all the numbers, notes, bills and forms get done correctly and on time. Thanks team.

New this month at our airport is maintenance! Let’s all welcome and support Ken Haenlein and his team at Sanford Aircraft Services. John Taylor is the Director of Maintenance for their new location here at the field.

We are all looking forward to the coming months of great flying weather and longer days, however, with that comes more aircraft flying and the increased chances of “close calls”. Let’s all work together and exercise good scanning, situational awareness, communications and professional courtesy as our skies become filled with aviators. Some of which will be student pilots.

I want to thank every one of you for coming together these past few months and showing your support for our aviation community. That support is having a positive effect on our airport family. We all must continue to work together in partnership to maintain this momentum that we have started.

As always, Fly Safe, and focus on the fundamentals.
Greg


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Upcoming Events

CFI Open Forum – Open to ALL Pilots
Preparing for the Unexpected and NEW BasicMed Tuesday, February 28, 2017, starting at 17:45 EST Speaker: Jack Stevens, FAASTeam Representative
Brief Description: Flight instructors must recognize what is happening internally with students, and either reinforce positive reaction strategies and attitudes, or identify where restricted thinking exists, in order to optimize the students’ capabilities. At this FAASTeam Flight Instructor Open Forum we will explore this complex topic to better
prepare our students.

Flight Instructors, Ground Instructors, Designated Pilot Examiners, Instructors-in-training and all pilots are welcome and encouraged to attend! Join your fellow aviators and take an active role in improving aviation safety! Click here to register.

Pinecrest Career Fair
On February 1st, Jack Stevens and Bob Deen hosted a booth at the Pinecrest Career Fair. There were over 500 students that attended the career fair. Jack and Bob fielded questions from both students and faculty about the flight school.

Meet-n-Greet Cpt. Barrington Irving
On February 1st the Moore County Airport welcomed Capt. Barrington Irving to Moore County as part of the airport’s support for educational programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Capt. Irving arrived at the airport in his Mitsubishi MU-2 turboprop. Capt. Irving became the youngest person to fly solo around the world.

Little Promises Preschool Visits the Airport
On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 approximately 60 pre-school children and adults from Little Promises Preschool visited the Moore County Airport. Bobbie Cox and Paul Puszynski were on hand to show the kids and adults some of the activities that go on at the Airport.

Airport Authority Meeting
The next regular meeting of the Moore County Airport Authority will be on Tuesday 14 March 2017 at 10:00 am in the Airport Terminal conference room.

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