PERSPECTIVES

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Alan Shephard: The Astronaut Who Almost Wasn’t

Nov 18, 2020

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…

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The Strength of the Aviation Industry is Found in our Past

Oct 6, 2020

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…

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What We Do – Airport Sustainability Planning

Aug 25, 2020

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;…

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Amelia Earhart

The Queen of the Air

Jul 24, 2020

Amelia Earhart wasn’t at all interested in aviation after her first encounter with an airplane. She was 10 years old and found it to be “a…

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What We Do – Feasibility/Site Selection Studies

Jul 17, 2020

by Patrick Taylor, Principal What are Feasibility/Site Selection Studies? As a community grows and prospers, it may become more evident that a new or replacement…

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What We Do – New Series

Jun 12, 2020

Welcome to the “What We Do” series! In these posts, we’ll discuss the core services we provide to our airport clients, with specifics on each…

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Aviator Spotlight – Bessie Coleman

May 28, 2020

Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman was a true pioneer in aviation.   During a time when female aviators were few and far between, Bessie was able to…

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Aviator Spotlight – The Wright Brothers, Fathers of Aviation

May 21, 2020

December 17, 1903, marks what is arguably the most important day in our industry’s history. On this day, 117 years ago, we learned to fly.…

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What We Do – Environmental Documentation

May 13, 2020

by Judi Krauss, Environmental Planner What environmental documentation is needed for an airport project?  Good question!  There are all kinds of environmental regulations and “special…

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Our Vision Remains

May 12, 2020

by Steve Wagner, Senior Consultant I am writing this following the first week of a 30-day stay-at-home order in Kansas City, which was put in…

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