BWI Digest

BWI DIGEST

Howard Business

October 06, 2003

Volunteers sought to aid BWI travelers during busy times

The Maryland Aviation Administration is looking for volunteers to help Baltimore-Washington International Airport's travelers during BWI's busy times - early mornings, evenings and weekends.

The volunteers, called Pathfinders, must commit to at least four hours each week assisting passengers in the airport's main terminal building. BWI provides training and supplies. The next Pathfinder orientation class is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at BWI.

Information: 410-859-7826.

Aviation Administration official is to speak

Paul Wiedefeld, executive director of the Maryland Aviation Administration, will speak at the BWI Business Partnership's Spirit of Success breakfast meeting, scheduled for 7:45 a.m. Thursday at La Fontaine Bleu, 7514 S. Ritchie Highway.

Wiedefeld will update the partnership's members on airport activity while bidding farewell to the group's executive director, Neil M. Shpritz, who is retiring.

The breakfast is free for members of the BWI Business Partnership and $25 for non-members.

Reservations are required: 410-859-1000.

U.S. troops from Iraq still arriving at BWI

Soldiers arriving in Baltimore on initial flights of the U.S. Central Command Rest and Recuperation Leave Program will begin returning to Iraq, starting Sunday.

Flights of U.S. soldiers from Operation Iraqi Freedom continue to arrive at BWI. The program allows soldiers to take up to 15 days, excluding travel time from the Middle East, to visit family or friends in the United States or Europe.

Since the first arrival Sept. 26, the Army continues to select about 200 soldiers to board daily flights to BWI.

Airport council to mark its 25th anniversary

The BWI Airport Development Council will celebrate its 25th year of serving BWI and the region with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 in the airport's International Pier.

The event, which will feature music, food and exhibits, will also recognize Maryland's contribution to flight and commemorate the anniversary of 100 years of flight.

During the evening, the council will honor volunteers in aviation support and announce the establishment of an aviation scholarship program to recognize future aviation leaders.

Tickets are $25 each.

Information: Debbie Klimczyk, 410-859-0124.

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