Tag Archives: Golden Triangle Regional Airport

Drone Sweet Drone: State hopes to be unmanned aircraft testing site

April 16, 2013


Mississippi is among 37 states vying to be one of six sites selected by the Federal Aviation Administration for testing of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The testing is a prelude to integrating the remotely controlled aircraft into the nation’s general aviation system. If testing proves successful, the next step will be wide commercial use of the […]

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Air control towers at Golden Triangle Airport, Meridian’s Key Field get reprieves on closings

March 22, 2013

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Ties to military operations have exempted Golden Triangle Regional Airport near Columbus and Key Field in Meridian from closing under a funding cutoff set to begin April 7 under the federal budget sequester. Five other “contract towers” in the state — Tupelo, Greenville, Oliver Branch, Jackson, and Bay St. Louis – failed to gain exemptions […]

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