Mansfield welcomes new Air Traffic Control Tower Manager, discusses possibility of hosting Thunderbird Airshow
"Mansfield Airport is known for our above and beyond hospitality that we provide to our aviation clients. " Chairman Bryant
LAHM AIRPORT--Mansfield Metropolitan & Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) Chairman, Jeff Gorman, introduced new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Control Tower manager for Mansfield Lahm Airport—Mike Wilson.
Mr. Wilson resides in Cuyahoga Falls with extensive experience in air traffic control operations. His most previous assignment was with the Akron/Canton Airport. He will be overseeing the Mansfield Flight Standards District Operations transition to the Cleveland office Flight Standards District Operations.
City Council Airport Chairman, Don Bryant, welcomed Wilson to Mansfield,
“I can relate to Mike’s daily commute, as I traveled to and from Akron for work for over a year. Mansfield welcomes Mike to our city and we look forward to working with him.”
But Bryant and others on the Commission although are not excited to see control of Mansfield’s air tower operations transferred to Cleveland; they do understand the need and reaffirm Mansfield’s full cooperation and support.
“I understand the need to condense markets for interoperability purposes. But it doesn’t mean I like it. Mansfield is a city with a tremendous amount of potential. The ability to maintain a sense of independence through various aspects regarding the way we do business here is very important to me. I know the FAA wants tightened, more efficient operations in many cities across the country. But, the Mansfield Airport is known for our above and beyond hospitality that we provide to our aviation clients. I hope we can preserve that reputation as we transition to the Cleveland market,” Chairman Bryant stated.
In other news from the Commission, talks will begin on November 26th on the possibility of bringing the renowned Thunderbird Airshow to Mansfield in 2020. The last time Mansfield hosted this event was in the early 90’s, where the event was attended by over 100,000 people.
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