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Diego Blandon has been passionate about aviation since he first started turning wrenches on aircraft. And as a former Marine and later a U.S. Army helicopter pilot, he knew that military pilots are prime candidates for commercial airline jobs. That was the genesis of Arapahoe Flight Club, which trains pilots for commercial jobs in a […]

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Greg Phillips sometimes jokes that he should’ve thought about building Denver International Airport farther away. “It would’ve helped us out a little bit,” he says. Decades before Phillips became director of aviation for Colorado Springs Airport, he helped lead the project team that built Denver’s airport — which, of course, is now COS’ main competition […]

Colorado Springs East Airport, a private airstrip located 16 miles east of the city, is up for sale. The airport’s shareholders have decided to sell the corporation and its assets, according to a press release from the organization. “This would be an outstanding location for UAV testing, a missionary flight organization, a Young Eagles-type program,” […]

Sierra Nevada Corp. filed a motion for judicial review of the results of an investigation in a lawsuit filed by Hawker Beechcraft Defense Co. against the U.S. Air Force. Because of the suit, the Air Force set aside Sierra’s contract for light air support and asked for a commander-directed investigation into the source-selection process. The […]

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The Army has extended the period for public comment regarding placement of a Combat Aviation Brigade. Just two days after Congressman Doug Lamborn and Colorado Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet sent a formal request to extend the Dec. 20 deadline, the Army said it will allow public comment until Jan. 7. The Army has […]

The Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. has upped its efforts to expand foreign routes and strengthen the local airline economy through them. A new committee, the Metro Denver Aviation Coalition, will lead the charge. The MDAC’s chairman for 2009-2010 will be Mike Caflisch, director of aviation operations for Jeppesen. The group is an outgrowth of the […]