A public-private partnership for business development at general aviation airports.


Committed to Sustainable Improvement

This is an exciting time for general aviation. Through the partnership with pilots, airport managers, and aviation business leaders, we’re able to provide financial support for business development and facility improvements at general aviation airports.

On January 1st, of 2014 we rolled out this program that will provide:

1. More opportunities for airport managers to foster business growth and development at their airports

2. The ability for airport managers to easily finance new on airport hangar construction or new on airport building construction

3. The ability for airport managers to easily finance aviation business startups or expansions at their airports



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Friday, July 3, 2009

ISS Makes July 4th Weekend Appearance
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Space Station Can Be Seen As It Orbits On Independence Day

As America celebrates its 233rd birthday this holiday weekend, there will be an extra light in the sky along with the fireworks. Across the country, Americans will be treated to spectacular views of the International Space Station as it orbits 220 miles above Earth.

Many locations will have unusually long sighting opportunities of as much as five minutes, weather permitting, as the station flies almost directly overhead.

NASA has a link, which you'll find below, that will let you know where and when to scan the night sky. Those of us at or near ANN HQ here in Florida will have to be up early, as our best viewing is between 0500 and 0600 Sunday morning.

The largest spacecraft ever built, the station also is the most reflective. It will be brighter than most stars at dawn and dusk, appearing as a solid, glowing light, slowly traversing the predawn or evening sky. It is visible when lit by the sun while the ground below is not in full daylight. It moves across the sky too fast for conventional telescopes, but a good set of binoculars can enhance the viewing experience, even revealing some detail of the station's structure.

The station circles Earth every 90 minutes.

FMI: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings
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