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Hainsey Named Airports Association Professional of the Year

The Mississippi Airports Association reccently named Michael P. (Mike) Hainsey (left) as its Professional of the Year. Hainsey has been the Executive Director of the Golden Triangle Regional Airport for 12 years. Hainsey is the Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives’ Air Service Committee. He also chaired the Aviation Cooperative Research Program’s Panel on Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations ...

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Airport Deputy Director chosen for National Security Forum

Matt Dowell, deputy director at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport, was recently selected by the Air Force to attend the 65th Annual National Security Forum at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. The Air Force’s Air War College annually hosts approximately 150 civilian distinguished visitors for the NSF. The purpose of the forum is to share perspectives between key ...

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Airport Deputy Director chosen for National Security Forum

Matt Dowell, Deputy Director at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport, was recently selected by the Air Force to attend the 65th Annual National Security Forum at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. The Air Force’s Air War College annually hosts approximately 150 civilian distinguished visitors for the NSF. The purpose of the forum is to share perspectives between key ...

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GTR Airport’s Dowell Earns Professional Airport Accreditation

Matthew Dowell, Deputy Director of the Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Columbus has been awarded the distinction of Accredited Airport Executive by the American Association of Airport Executives. To qualify for this distinction, Dowell had to successfully complete three phases of the accreditation process: (1) pass a 180-item multiple-choice examination, (2) fulfill a writing requirement, and (3) demonstrate, in the ...

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Mississippians charged with trying to join Islamic State

JACKSON — A federal court hearing was scheduled to continue Tuesday for two Mississippi residents arrested on charges that they were trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State militant group. Criminal charges filed Saturday say Jaelyn Delshaun Young, 19, and Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla, 22, were arrested that morning at a regional airport near Columbus, Mississippi. Both are charged ...

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USDOT awards grant to GTRA to add more westbound flights

COLUMBUS — The U.S. Department of Transportation has given a $750,000 grant to the Golden Triangle Regional Airport to help recruit new westbound air service to the area. The grant was awarded under the Small Community Air Service Development Program, which provides funds to enhance air service to small communities. The Golden Triangle area encompasses Columbus, Starkville and West Point. ...

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Renovations underway at Golden Triangle airport

COLUMBUS — The Golden Triangle Regional Airport is undergoing a major renovation project with the help of a grant. WTVA TV reports a total of 171 yards of concrete were put down in about 3 1/2 hours yesterday morning. This will provide a base for asphalt to be put on the entrances and exits in and out of the taxiways. ...

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Airport gets funding for improvements to handle larger aircraft

COLUMBUS — Golden Triangle Regional Airport has obtained $3.4 million in grants to pay for upgrades to the airport’s runway and taxiway and widening of the exits and entrances from the runway to the taxiway. Airport executive director Mike Hainsey told WTVA the work should allow the airport to handle larger aircraft with greater safety. “We might be able to ...

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

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 unmanned aircraft. The Mississippi Development ...

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

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 under “national interest” criteria set ...

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