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2004 - 2005 Balchen/Post Awards

2005 Balchen/Post Awards Presented Outstanding Achievement in Airport Snow and Ice Control

At the 39th Annual International Aviation Snow Symposium on April 27th, 2005, in Buffalo, New York; awards were presented to the “snow crews” of the airports in the Snow Belt for their dedicated efforts in maintaining their airports in safe and operational status during the 2004 – 2005 winter season. This is the 29th consecutive year that such awards have been presented. All categories of airports – commercial, general aviation and military – compete for these awards.

Applications are submitted by the airport operators on behalf of the local work force in recognition of their efforts of keeping the airport operational at all times. Nominations for selection come from the users of airports, airlines, pilots, general aviation, the military, chambers of commerce as well as the airports themselves. In addition the members of the selection committee provide feedback from their own organizations as to the performance of competing airports.

The 2004 – 2005 awards were presented to the following airports :

Military Winner : 3rd Civil Engineer Squadron Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
Honorable Mention: 75th Civil Engineer Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah

Small General Aviation (Less than 50,000 total operations per year)
Southwest Michigan Regional Airport Benton Harbor, MI

Large General Aviation(More than 50,000 total operations per year)
Palwaukee Municipal Airport Wheeling, IL

Small Commercial (Under 100,000 operations per year)
Austin Straubel International Airport Green Bay, WI

Medium Commercial (100,000 to 200,000 operations per year)
Cherry Capital Airport Traverse City, MI
Honorable Mention:
Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, MI
Syracuse Hancock Int’l Airport, Syracuse, NY

Large Commercial (Over 200,000 operations per year)
Boston Logan International Airport, Boston, MA
Honorable Mention:
La Guardia Airport, New York, NY
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne Co. Airport Detroit, MI

For more information, contact:

Mr. Richard J. Williams, A.A.E.
Northeast Chapter Executive Secretary
P.O. Box 8
West Milford, NJ 07480-0008
FAX: (973) 728-6760

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