“A Sense of Place” fiber arts show to be held at Sky Gallery

The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) in partnership with the Springfield-Branson National Airport proudly presents “A Sense of Place,” an invitational fiber arts show held at the Sky Gallery in the Springfield-Branson National Airport. The exhibition runs Friday, August 14, 2012 through November 13, 2012.

“A Sense of Place” will feature the works of the following fiber artists:

New Airport Website Emphasizes Customer Service

This week the Springfield airport unveils a new website that aims to make flying from Springfield as easy as possible.

“Our new website strives to improve the customer service experience,” says Kent Boyd, airport marketing director. How can an airport website improve the flying experience? Boyd says the site addresses one of the biggest frustrations facing the flying public: finding timely, accurate information about the airlines.

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Airport Holds Tri-Annual Disaster Drill

On May 23 the airport holds its tri-annual disaster drill. Media are invited to attend. The drill should be particularly visual this year.

Normally these drills work like this: firefighters and medical crews respond to a reported plane crash. When they get to the scene they find plane parts strewn about, and actors with mock injuries. There is no smoldering fuselage, no fire. When it comes to realism, the exercise falls short.

Airport Aces Safety Inspection for 7th Consecutive Year

For the seventh consecutive year the Springfield-Branson National Airport has received a “discrepancy free” safety inspection from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Airports that have scheduled airline service are inspected every year by the FAA for compliance with federal aviation safety rules.

“Just one discrepancy free inspection is an accomplishment in itself,” says Shawn Schroder, the airport’s assistant director of aviation for operations. “To do it seven years in a row is a tremendous achievement. It shows that safety is engrained in our airport’s culture.”

Arts Council Registry Exhibition at Sky Gallery

The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) Juried Members Show at Sky Gallery at Springfield-Branson National Airport will be on display January 10 – March 12, 2012. On Thursday, February 9, 2012, 5-7 p.m. there will be public reception honoring the SRAC artists and Missouri State University design students who will display a pop-up gallery of Martin Luther King, Jr. portraits at the airport during the month of February.