A lot of adults know how Santa feels – giving presents to children during the holiday season. But if you’re a pilot and want to know what his reindeer might feel like, we have just the thing. The state is looking for volunteer pilots to help carry gifts to foster children across the state.
Trevor Keyes is the Vice President of Economic Development for Bay Future.
He said things like MBS International Airport and the Saginaw River helped Bay County land on the list.
“I think we’ve always known locally that we have shipping channels and logistics channels that work well with business but to be recognized nationally is one of those really special things. We’re so glad that these facilities made the designation for us.”
Keyes said the county hopes to dredge the Saginaw River in the near future, so large ocean-going ships can traverse the waterway, further increasing its logistics capacity.
The rankings come from Business Facilities magazine. It also named Memphis, Tennessee and Houston, Texas as leaders in logistics.
Three CMU journalism students will be traveling to Beijing, China to intern at the China Daily- the largest English language newspaper in the country.
Jennifer Eisner is a spokesperson for the department. She says by conducting the tests in Michigan, potential patients will receive results faster.
“A big part of this is with the quicker turn around time and the sooner someone knows their results, it can help reduce the potential for sexual transmission . Because if you know you have the virus you can take preventive measures to help stop the spread of the disease.”
The virus is spread by mosquito’s and through sexual contact. It is known to cause serious birth defects in infants.
Eisner said symptoms in adults are typically mild, including red eyes, rashes and fevers.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is particularly urging women who are pregnant or may become pregnant to protect themselves from the zika virus.
Midland’s Jack Barstow Airport was recently recognized by the state for a new project aimed at engaging future fliers.
Over 25 million people are expected to fly over the Thanksgiving holiday period from November 20 – December 1. Thankfully, airlines are prepared for the large number of travelers.
Airlines for America said this is the largest number of Thanksgiving holiday flights booked since the great recession in 2009. It’s also a 3% increase from last year. Continue reading
The body of a Gaylord pilot whose plane crashed in the Atlantic Ocean last week has been found.
According to published reports, the body of 68-year old Michael Moir was recovered Saturday from the Atlantic Ocean. He was still in the cockpit of his plane. Continue reading
The Charlevoix Municipal airport is working to bring itself into compliance with city ordinances.
This stark architectural contrast to the rest of the city is the Delta College Planetarium.
The issue came up when Mayor Gabe Campbell saw skydivers landing on the airport. Continue reading
Airline specialists said they recently surveyed more than 1,200 U.S. airline passengers. They said passengers expectations are changing.
They said these passengers want more convenience. And airline specialists like Mark Gallagher said this means more technology and more friendly personal connections at the airport. Continue reading
Testing of drones could begin in Alpena early this summer.
Alpena County Regional Airport is currently applying for grants with MDOT and the FAA, that would pay design and construction costs. Continue reading
The two week study was conducted by a marketing research class from Lake Superior State University.
12 students were divided into subgroups and used patron demographics to look at things like the demand for additional flight destinations, satisfaction rates and parking. Continue reading
The Republican and Democratic candidates for Michigan’s open U.S. Senate seat both say they would consider banning travel to and from countries experiencing Ebola outbreaks.
Last winter was difficult in a lot of ways but it made one Michigan aviator shine.
Munson Healthcare in Traverse City and Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids are considering a deal that would combine their Air Ambulance Services.
MBS International Airport has plans to upgrade its master and layout plans through a grant awarded to MBS this week.
Dignitaries and airport staff hosted an open house to welcome passengers back to the airport.
Operators of Chippewa County International airport have announced a temporary service interruption beginning next week. The move will allow for improvement work on the airport’s main runway. Continue reading
Representatives of seven Michigan area chambers are expected to embark on a trip overseas to familiarize themselves with China.
To some people, the cold, windy stretch we’ve been having is all part of a real Michigan winter. State travel officials say it’s one of the many things Michigan has to attract visitors.
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The Alpena Chamber of Commerce is strategizing on how to keep Delta at their airport. This after the airline announced in July that it would be leaving.
Jackie Krawczak is executive director for the Chamber. She attended an airport committee meeting Friday in which members decided to hire a consultant to lobby Delta to stay. The committee has sent the suggestion to the finance department.
“I think while talking with different consultants throughout this process the odds are very slim. Probably the one said maybe a 20 percent chance that we could get them to consider Alpena again. But we might have a better chance if we can extend this process and if we can have more time to put numbers together to show some of the economic development that’s going on in Alpena that’s going to require better service than Alpena to Cleavland.”
If Delta does not reconsider Krawczak said the bid will go to Gulfstream Airlines.