Geraldine Mock: “The Flying Housewife”

Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock’s love of aviation started at an early age. Her first flight was at the ripe old age of seven, when she and her father rode in a Ford TriMotor. The flight only lasted about 15 minutes, but it started a lifelong love of flying—a love strengthened when Amelia Earhart made her around-the-world…

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Alan Shephard: The Astronaut Who Almost Wasn’t

Born Nov. 18, 1923 (and a direct descendant of Mayflower passenger Richard Warren), Alan B. Shephard, Jr., became part of history when he became the first American in space during the Mercury flight in 1961. He also holds the distinction as the oldest person to walk on the moon—he was 47 during the Apollo 14…

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The Strength of the Aviation Industry is Found in our Past

By Dave Fitz, CEO of Coffman Associates . In a blink of an eye, our world has changed: face-to-face meetings and conferences are out, and Zoom, WebEx, social distancing, hand sanitizer, and face masks are in.  The aviation industry has received a real punch in the stomach when COVID-19 took hold across the globe.  This…

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What We Do – Airport Sustainability Planning

By Eric Pfeifer, Principal What is airport sustainability planning? Airports are more than multi-modal transportation hubs. They are engines that drive local and regional economies; they are systems of complex, symbiotic operations and business entities; they have the potential to impact the surrounding natural environment particularly in terms of its noise and air emissions impacts;…

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