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2005 - 2006 Balchen/Post Awards

2006 Balchen/Post Awards Presented Outstanding Achievement in Airport Snow and Ice Control

At the 40th Annual International Aviation Snow Symposium on April 26th, 2006, 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 2005 – 2006 winter season. This is the 30th 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. Recommendations 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 2005 – 2006 awards were presented to the following airports :

Military Winner : 35th Civil Engineer Squadron, Misawa AFB, Japan
Honorable Mention: 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Washington

Small General Aviation (Less than 50,000 total operations per year)
Southwest Michigan Regional Airport, Benton Harbor, Michigan
Honorable Mention:
Eareckson Air Station, Shemya, Alaska

Large General Aviation(More than 50,000 total operations per year)
Oakland County International Airport, Waterford, Michigan

Small Commercial (Under 100,000 operations per year)
Syracuse Hancock International Airport, Syracuse, New York
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City, Michigan
Honorable Mention:
T.F. Green Airport, Providence, Rhode Island
Honorable Mention:
Jackson Hole Airport, Jackson, Wyoming

Medium Commercial (100,000 to 200,000 operations per year)
Montreal Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport, Montreal, Canada

Large Commercial (Over 200,000 operations per year)
LaGuardia Airport, New York, New York

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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