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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,SUN STAFF | November 16, 2003
A year ago, none of the seven corporate hangars at Carroll County Regional Airport had permanent tenants. Today, the county-owned airport has secured long-term leases for five hangars and is negotiating agreements for the remaining two. That development, along with the recent arrival of a new maintenance company at one of the hangars, shows that the long-struggling airport is slowly taking off and beginning to realize its potential, county officials say....
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November 15, 2009
There's nothing so lovely as Christmas at the historic Biltmore estate in Asheville, N.C. But first you have to get there. Asheville has a regional airport, with connecting flights, but other airports are within a short drive. $190 AirTran Charlotte $291 US Airways Asheville, N.C. $316 Delta Knoxville, TN Restricted roundtrip fees as researched online Wednesday, the day the Travel section goes to press.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 10, 2004
The state awarded Carroll County Regional Airport a $41,162 grant yesterday that will be used to pay for improvements to the facility outside Westminster. A combination of federal, state and county money will fund upgrades to the airport's automated weather observation system, the purchase of snow removal equipment and the installation of a perimeter fence. "We have already acquired and used the snow removal equipment," said Gary Horst, who supervises the airport as administrator of the county's Office of Performance Auditing and Special Projects.
BUSINESS
By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to The Sun | March 5, 2008
Keith Ericksen Flight instructor American Pilot Services, Westminster Salary --$30,000 Age --31 Years on the job --Six How he got started --"I was always intrigued by aviation. When other kids were running around playing baseball, I was in my room building airplane models." He took his first flight while still in high school. He then went on to get his associate's degree from Carroll Community College but would spend any free time at Carroll County Regional Airport, taking as many lessons as he could afford.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | April 19, 1999
To become even more attractive as a home base for corporate airplanes, county officials say, the Carroll County Regional Airport needs a precision landing system, so that planes can take off and land in almost any weather.The county needs the system as soon as possible, though the Federal Aviation Administration has told officials it won't be before 2008.The landing system would be consistent with other improvements at the airport -- a longer runway and larger hangars scheduled to be finished this summer -- intended to draw corporate customers and make the airport the centerpiece of the county's economic development effort.
NEWS
By David P. Greisman and David P. Greisman,Special to The Sun | June 3, 2007
On a blustery afternoon, Dave Lawrence yanked a cord, cranking the motor of a machine that would help him single-handedly tug an Apache 235 airplane out of T-hangar 73. Within 10 minutes, Lawrence and plane co-owner Bob Kirkner had taken off for York, Pa., on a flight that served two purposes. With the mercury dipping and the wind ripping, Lawrence and Kirkner wanted to see if the plane's heater was working. If they didn't freeze first, the pair were planning to land over the Mason-Dixon Line to dine on the proverbial $100 hamburger, a meal that some aviators describe - half in jest - as an excuse to cruise the skies.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 16, 1998
The Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission approved a major expansion of the county's regional airport yesterday, allowing a California company to build seven hangars for corporate jets.The decision means that Argubright Construction of Northridge, Calif., can begin work next week on the foundation of a 70,000-square-foot hangar and 9,900-square-foot office at the airport, off Route 97 north of Westminster.The $3.3 million project is being developed by Hangar Corp. of America, a Pennsylvania company.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 18, 2003
Carroll County will tighten security at its regional airport with the addition of 12,000 feet of chain-link fence topped with barbed wire. The commissioners approved a $66,400 contract yesterday that will pay Delta Airport Consultants to design the 12-foot-high fence for the Carroll County Regional Airport outside Westminster. Once the Richmond, Va., company completes the design work, the project, estimated to cost as much as $500,000, will go out to bid. The Federal Aviation Administration, which has tied such work to homeland security, is expected to reimburse Carroll for most costs, officials said.
TRAVEL
November 15, 2009
There's nothing so lovely as Christmas at the historic Biltmore estate in Asheville, N.C. But first you have to get there. Asheville has a regional airport, with connecting flights, but other airports are within a short drive. $190 AirTran Charlotte $291 US Airways Asheville, N.C. $316 Delta Knoxville, TN Restricted roundtrip fees as researched online Wednesday, the day the Travel section goes to press.
NEWS
By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | May 27, 2002
June Marie Poage, who took Carroll County Regional Airport from a dirt runway to a hub for corporate jets, died of cancer Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. The Westminster resident was 63. Mrs. Poage had been president of Westair Inc., which operates the airport, for 23 years. She also was active in civic affairs as a member of numerous organizations and served on the board of the former FCNB Bank. "She was a person of high energy," said her sister-in-law, Phyllis Poage Musgrove.
NEWS
By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,SUN REPORTER | November 30, 2007
Despite recently losing commercial service once supported by federal subsidies, Hagerstown Regional Airport marks the completion today of a $62 million project that extended its runway by 1,500 feet. The lengthened 7,000-foot runway will allow fully loaded regional jets and charter planes to fly to places such as St. Louis or Atlanta, the airport's director, Carolyn S. Motz, said yesterday. "Now we can do what they do at Reagan National, what any airport that has 7,000 feet of runway does," Motz said.
NEWS
By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | October 14, 2007
Carroll County officials will seek permission Tuesday to harvest about 330 trees along the sight of a planned runway expansion at the Westminster-area regional airport. The proposal, which will be made at a public hearing, is an effort to override a denial by the local forestry board. The trees are in a conservation zone and can be cut to clear airspace obstructions under state law, but Carroll's forest management plan has more stringent requirements, county attorney Kimberly L. Millender said.
NEWS
By David P. Greisman and David P. Greisman,Special to The Sun | June 3, 2007
On a blustery afternoon, Dave Lawrence yanked a cord, cranking the motor of a machine that would help him single-handedly tug an Apache 235 airplane out of T-hangar 73. Within 10 minutes, Lawrence and plane co-owner Bob Kirkner had taken off for York, Pa., on a flight that served two purposes. With the mercury dipping and the wind ripping, Lawrence and Kirkner wanted to see if the plane's heater was working. If they didn't freeze first, the pair were planning to land over the Mason-Dixon Line to dine on the proverbial $100 hamburger, a meal that some aviators describe - half in jest - as an excuse to cruise the skies.
NEWS
By MARY GAIL HARE and MARY GAIL HARE,SUN REPORTER | February 26, 2006
The commissioners will soon review a 20-year master plan for the Carroll County Regional Airport that calls for $60 million in improvements and an economic impact analysis that will detail jobs generated by any expansion. The plan, put together by URS, a consulting company with an office in Hunt Valley, will "set the direction and scope of the airport for the next 20 years," said Joseph R. Varrone, administrator of performance auditing and special projects. The consultant's effort, which costs $452,500, also includes a study, done by Martin Associates of Lancaster, Pa., on the economic implications of a larger airport.
BUSINESS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | January 19, 2005
The Hagerstown area faces its first disruption in commercial air service in more than a half-century because the single airline serving the regional airport there has decided to pull out. Air Midwest Inc., operated for US Airways Express, plans to stop its four daily flights to Pittsburgh in March, the manager of Hagerstown Regional Airport said yesterday. Air Midwest's Beechcraft 1900D turboprop aircraft carry 19 passengers, but the planes have been less than half full in recent years - carrying a daily total of no more than about 40 people, according to the airport.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | March 30, 2004
Charles Clifton Bond, a retired pilot who taught flying for nearly 60 years, died of complications from emphysema Friday at Gettysburg Hospital in Pennsylvania. The former Dundalk resident was 83. Born in Baltimore and raised on Hazelwood Avenue, he attended Polytechnic Institute. He began taking flying lessons at 21 at the old Logan Field in Dundalk and worked at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. aircraft factory to make the money for the $10 half-hour sessions. "In elementary school, he told his fifth-grade teacher he wanted to become a pilot," said his son, Clifton Charles Bond of Baltimore.
NEWS
By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | July 29, 1993
Bids about $3 million lower than expected on the Carroll County Regional Airport expansion will allow the project to be completed in about half the time projected, county general services director J. Michael Evans told the county Economic Development Commission yesterday.The Carroll County commissioners accepted a $5.6 million bid for the project from Dewey Jordan of Frederick this month. County officials had expected phase one to cost them about $8.74 million.The contract award is technically still pending until the county receives final approval from the federal government, Mr. Evans said.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 10, 2004
The state awarded Carroll County Regional Airport a $41,162 grant yesterday that will be used to pay for improvements to the facility outside Westminster. A combination of federal, state and county money will fund upgrades to the airport's automated weather observation system, the purchase of snow removal equipment and the installation of a perimeter fence. "We have already acquired and used the snow removal equipment," said Gary Horst, who supervises the airport as administrator of the county's Office of Performance Auditing and Special Projects.
NEWS
By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,SUN STAFF | November 16, 2003
A year ago, none of the seven corporate hangars at Carroll County Regional Airport had permanent tenants. Today, the county-owned airport has secured long-term leases for five hangars and is negotiating agreements for the remaining two. That development, along with the recent arrival of a new maintenance company at one of the hangars, shows that the long-struggling airport is slowly taking off and beginning to realize its potential, county officials say....
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