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North Dakota Aeronautics Director Leaves State

BISMARCK, N.D. – Larry Taborsky, Director of the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission, left the position in early January 2014 to pursue other opportunities along the Gulf Coast of Florida, including more flying. Taborsky has served as director since 2009. In … Continue reading

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Industry Mourns Death of Industry Leader

Washington, D.C. – Officials with the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) have announced that its president and CEO for the past 18 years, Henry Michael Ogrodzinski, 65, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014, following a two-year battle with cancer. … Continue reading

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State Aeronautics Offices Remained Strong, Despite Shutdown By Federal Government

by Dave Weiman SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – State aeronautics directors and members of their executive staffs gather each year to discuss issues of common concern, including the pending shutdown of the federal government this fall. State directors successfully held their … Continue reading

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EAA Founder & Friend, Paul Poberezny

September 14, 1921 – August 22, 2013 by Dave Weiman Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Founder Paul Poberezny, 91, passed away August 22, 2013 at Evergreen Retirement Village in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, after a battle with cancer. Just three weeks prior, Paul … Continue reading

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North Dakota Aeronautics Director Meets With FAA Administrator To Secure Airport Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – North Dakota Aeronautics Director Larry Taborsky, State Airport Planner Kyle Wanner, and Henry Ogrodzinski, president of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), met with FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, June 19, 2013, to try and secure … Continue reading

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North Dakota Aeronautics Director Meets With FAA Administrator To Secure Airport Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – North Dakota’s aeronautics director, Larry Taborsky, state airport planner, Kyle Wanner, and Henry Ogrodzinski, president of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), met with FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, June 19, 2013, to try and secure … Continue reading

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When The “RAF” Doesn’t Mean The Royal Air Force!

by Jim Bildilli The 81st annual meeting of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and there was one presentation that especially captured the audience’s attention on a subject that doesn’t usually … Continue reading

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Jeppesen Embraces Digital Revolution

by Jim Bildilli Mark Van Tine, President and CEO of Jeppesen (a Boeing Company), spoke at the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, September 10, 2012. Van Tine’s remarks were on the transformation … Continue reading

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Former Minnesota Aeronautics Director Ray Rought Retires From MNDOT

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Raymond J. Rought, who led the Minnesota Office of Aeronautics for more than two decades, retired from the Minnesota Department of Transportation on January 6, 2012. Rought began his career in state government in Michigan in … Continue reading

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Where The Cowboys Were Indians

by Jim Bildilli NASHVILLE, TENN. – At the National Association of State Aviation Officials’ (NASAO) 80th Anniversary Convention in Nashville, Tenn. in September 2011, there was a fascinating speaker by the name of Stan Brock. You may not immediately recognize … Continue reading

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