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Aviation News (General) / City and Air Guard renewal agreement is a 'win-win'
« Last post by KB4TEZ on November 03, 2021, 06:47:10 AM »

Interesting Read

In the air traffic control tower at Rosecrans Memorial Airport, a controller radios to a C-130 making its way down the runway, giving it the all-clear for takeoff.

The 139th Airlift Wing of the Missouri Air National Guard, which is based at Rosecrans, is having a training session. For residents, this means constant C-130 flyovers.

But to get those behemoth planes in the air requires a joint city and military partnership — one that was recently renewed in October for 10 more years.The Airport Joint Use Agreement provides cost-sharing for certain operational expenses the city and the Guard both utilize at Rosecrans. The agreement will provide the airport with $55,156.28 annually, about $10,000 more than the previous one.

However, those funds can only be spent on operation and maintenance of areas that are used by both the city and the 139th Airlift Wing.

“Both us civilians and military use these runways and taxiways, so we have to use that money to buy equipment for mowing and snow removal and paying for the electric bill and operational costs that both of us use,” said Abe Forney, the general manager at Rosecrans.

But more importantly, the agreement extends the city and the Guard’s relationship, which significantly benefits St. Joseph.The 139th Airlift Wing has more than 1,000 members and 400 full-time employees and an economic impact of more than $200 million to the surrounding communities.

“We bring one of the number one uses of local hotel rooms,” said John Cluck, the 139th Airlift Wing commander. “We are, I think, the fourth largest employer in town, so we bring a lot to the city. Fortunately, the city brings a lot to the Guard, through support from all our local elected officials, the Chamber of Commerce, Community Alliance. We feel like we’re all one part of one big team.”

But the teamwork between the city and the Guard extends beyond the economy. Members of the 139th Airlift Wing have volunteered their time helping the community during floods and storms.

The renewal of the Airport Joint Use Agreement coincides with the 139th Airlift Wing’s transition to the north end of Rosecrans, further establishing its desire to be in St. Joseph long term.

“It just further embeds us in this local community and gives stability to our future and how long we want to be here,” Cluck said. “We want to be here serving the local area and local citizens for generations to come, and this will help do that.”

At the end of training, a controller in the tower helps the C-130 land at the city-owned airport — an example of how the 139th Airlift Wing and the City of St. Joseph work together.

“Anytime you got a good town, it helps support the Guard, and then, in turn, the Guard helps support the city,” City Councilman Kent O’Dell said. “It’s a win-win situation.”
Listener Forum / ZMA Bahamas Request
« Last post by MIAMIATC on November 02, 2021, 01:01:20 PM »
Can the feeder add 126.45 to the feed please ?
Listener Forum / Re: ZJX/ZMA
« Last post by MIAMIATC on November 02, 2021, 12:12:34 PM »
ok they are back up but when enabling feeds it only lasts 20 seconds then stops . constant exiting and reentering feed
Listener Forum / ZJX/ZMA
« Last post by MIAMIATC on November 02, 2021, 11:41:25 AM »
Looks like all the feeds associated with ZJX AND ZMA are offline ?
1141 AM EST
Listener Forum / Re: Geneva frequencies missing
« Last post by aerobisector309 on October 31, 2021, 02:06:42 PM »
Thanks so much for your contributions, guys!
Feed Setup Pictures / Re: New Feed Setup LSZB (Bern Airport, Switzerland)
« Last post by EHSEfeeder on October 31, 2021, 07:02:26 AM »
nice setup bro. Lovely to see. I recently had some problems with my antenna but i'm back again.

Did you find the metal casing online. hard to find here in the netherlands

Listener Forum / Re: Geneva frequencies missing
« Last post by thowe on October 30, 2021, 04:36:01 AM »
Thank you for the great feedback. It also makes us happy when we know that other enthusiasts also enjoy and appreciate the frequencies of LSGG

My personal favorite while walking is the scanner over Arrival and Departure. :-)

Thanks for pointing out the current missing radar level 6, we are aware of its existence. Due to hardware and SDR restrictions we had deliberately left it out for the time being.

In the course of opening up further frequencies, we may soon be able to include this L6 in the package.

Have fun and thanks for the info.
Listener Forum / Re: Geneva frequencies missing
« Last post by FrenchGap on October 30, 2021, 03:35:24 AM »
Oh wow, Christmas really has come early! Thank you to all who contributed :D

I would like to note that there is one upper sector missing, namely L67. While it is most of the time combined with L5, it can be separated in case of high traffic especially in the summer.

The L67 sector (L6 + combined with a "virtual" L7 sector) is from FL370 to FL660 and has the frequency 132.615.

Have a great day all
Eagle River, Wi The twin-engine Rockwell International 690B went down in a swamp about 12 miles (19 kilometers) east of Eagle River.
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