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November 23, 2022

Great Barrington Locals Open Petition to Retain Airport

Another Battle for a Small Airport Takes Place in Massachusetts

A small local airport in Great Barrington, Massachusetts is under fire in the traditional method, with local bodies looking to close the Walter J. Koladza Airport (KGBR). Friends of the Great Barrington Airport have opened a petition seeking to maintain the airport, and they're looking for signatures to bolster their numbers. If successful, the group will obtain a permit for the private airport to continue operations for the next 100 years. The group says that Barrington has been "targeted with legal action in Boston Land Court for probable closure by private citizens who seem to want to stop it from operating".

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Enstrom Helicopters Announces New COO

Adam Richardson Begins Tenure as Manufacturer's New Chief Operating Officer

The resurgent Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has some new blood in charge, nearly a month after the imperiled company's purchase by Chuck Surack. While some worried that Enstrom's Chapter 7 filing might put an end to its 60-year history, Surack's energetic approach to rotary-wing aviation appears to have given the outfit a second wind. The company plans to ramp up production up to 24 aircraft next year, with 2 new-manufacture helicopters ready for next year's Heli-Expo 2023.

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 182Q

Controller Stated, “I'm Receiving A Low Altitude Alert. Check Your Altitude”

On March 8, 2022, at 1846 central standard time, a Cessna 182Q airplane, N182XT, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP), Panama City, Florida. The private pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated by the pilot as a personal flight conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

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