CUBCRAFTERS ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN SENIOR LEADERSHIP

Light aircraft manufacturer CubCrafters announced a change in senior leadership as it continues to advance the company’s plan for long-term growth. Patrick Horgan, CubCrafters’ executive in charge of operations and product development, has been named President. Horgan has recently focused on increasing the company’s manufacturing capability and productivity; this promotion reflects Horgan’s record of successes […]

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Largest Washington airport rehabilitation project for WSDOT Aviation temporarily closes airport

Methow Valley State Airport’s pavement is 22 years old. Later this month, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Aviation begins a $5 million project to replace and rehabilitate the pavement to maintain this crucial infrastructure. The airport will be closed to the public on May 14 to allow Wenatchee general contractor, Selland Construction, to start […]

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WSDOT Aviation participates in annual COMMEX as the State Air Operations Branch

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Aviation Division participated in the annual Northwest Regional Aviation Communications Exercise (COMMEX) on March 7, 2018 as the State Air Operations Branch (AOB). WSDOT Aviation Division used their Aviation Emergency Coordination Center (AECC) and radio equipment to help state emergency responders prepare and practice for future incidents and disasters […]

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Vashon Aircraft Introduces the Ranger R7

Vashon Aircraft recently introduced the Ranger R7. Billed as affordable, rugged and refined, the U.S. designed aircraft is manufactured in the aviation center of Seattle, Washington. Vashon Aircraft was founded by John Torode, and the Ranger R7 was designed by noted Pacific Northwest aeronautical engineer Ken Krueger. The Ranger is a two-seat aircraft, which the […]

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New Director of Aviation Joins WSDOT Crew

The Washington State Department of Transportation welcomed the new director of aviation, David Fleckenstein, to its team on Aug. 7. Fleckenstein has many years of aviation experience, first in the United States Army’s Adjutant Generals Corps. For over 23 years, he held various positions at all levels of Army Aviation. After 25 years of service, […]

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Data Comm Now at Sea-Tac Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is bringing new benefits to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport through a technology called Data Comm. Data Comm revolutionizes communications between air traffic controllers and pilots by replacing some traditional voice communications with digital information exchanges. Voice communication is labor intensive, time consuming and can lead to miscommunications known as “talk back, […]

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Automated Weather Reporting Upgrades Available for Methow Valley State Airport

Come rain or shine, pilots traveling in the Methow Valley now have a new way to access weather information online via the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) website. Winthrop-area weather data for pilots is made possible through the automated weather observing system (AWOS) at the Methow Valley State Airport. The Washington State Department of […]

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