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“Life Cycle Cost is a powerful tool with extensive financial and budgeting capabilities that today’s aviation professionals will appreciate,” stated David Wyndham, President and co-owner of Conklin & de Decker. “It is imperative that your budgeting data is current and our detailed, pre-loaded data makes it easy to create a comprehensive budget for any aviation operation.”

GA Caucus Announces House and Senate Leadership


Salena S_1.jpg The U.S. Senate and House General Aviation Caucus have found new leadership for the 114th Congress. In the Senate, John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), both staunch supporters of general aviation and on the House side, the Caucus will have a mix of experienced and new leadership in Rep. Sam Graves (R-Missouri) and Rep. Marc Veasey (D-Texas) as they take on the role of bipartisan co-chairs.

General aviation groups were quick to greet and even praise the new leadership. “We are deeply pleased to see two senators who really understand the importance and value of general aviation stepping forward to lead the GA Caucus,” said Mark Baker, president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). “The caucus plays an important role in sharing information about issues that affect the general aviation community, and that will be especially true as Congress takes up FAA reauthorization this year.”

Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America (shown at right), said that they are thrilled that Senators Boozman and Manchin have assumed these leadership positions in the General Aviation Caucus in the United States Senate. “Both Senator Boozman and Senator Manchin have been long-time leaders on issues related to aviation and general aviation in particular, and we look forward to working with them to protect this vital lifeline and industry in America,” said Shilad.

State of Georgia Seeking Assistant Aviation Program Manager

Georgia is currently looking to fill the role of Assistant Aviation Program Manager. Duties for this position include managing the State Airport Aid Program and the Federal State Block Grant Program which provides financial assistance to local governments that own and operate public use airports.

Those interested can apply by sending a cover letter and resume to either Mike Martin ( or Ron Bird ( You can read further details below.

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One of ResourceTek’s government agency clients has requested us to locate an Assistant Aviation Program Manager for a long-term contract assignment, working at their offices in Atlanta, GA.

The primary duties of the Assistant Aviation Program Manager are to manage the State Airport Aid Program and the Federal State Block Grant Program which provides financial assistance to local governments that own and operate public use airports. The position guides the State’s responsibilities under these programs to include contracting with local

ADS-B Barriers Must Be Addressed to Preserve GA Community


More than a dozen general aviation groups are urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to address critical barriers to ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance - broadcast) equipage, including high cost and lack of certified solutions for some types of aircraft.

In a joint letter sent to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta on January 23, 2015, these groups representing tens of thousands of aircraft owners asked the FAA to take aggressive steps that would allow more aircraft to meet the agency’s mandate to equip for ADS-B “out” by 2020.

“Since this mandate was first announced, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has maintained that the current cost and compliance equations simply do not work for many GA aircraft owners and pilots,” said Jack Pelton, EAA chairman, who signed the multi-organization letter. “There are good ideas emerging that may help the situation, but it will take a focused, cooperative effort to ensure that the ADS-B mandate doesn’t come at a cost of losing a segment of our general aviation community.”

Rogers presented board resolution for 30 years of service

tim-rogers-small.jpg It was a rare scene at the regular meeting of the Salina Airport Authority board of directors as executive director Tim Rogers, A.A.E. was taken by surprise with an addition to the agenda. The item of note, a resolution expressing gratitude and appreciation for services rendered to the City of Salina and Salina County for his 30 years of outstanding service at the Salina Airport Authority.

Rogers was hired on as the airport's executive director January 1, 1985. The successor to another Salina "mover and shaker" John "Mike" Scanlan, Rogers inherited the former Schilling Air Force Base, and continued its growth into the thriving airport and airport industrial center it is today.

"The credit really goes to the great boards of directors I've had over the years; and their setting goals and objectives for the airport," Rogers said humbly. "Partnerships with the City, County and Chamber and an outstanding staff has helps us achieve those goals."

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