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The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) in partnership with the Springfield-Branson National Airport proudly presents “The Big Show” at the Sky Gallery. The exhibition runs now through Monday, August 13, 2012.
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.
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.”
The number of people using the Springfield‐Branson National Airport grew 10% in the first two months of 2012, compared to 2011. 103,752 total passengers used the airport in January and February, up from 94,311 total passengers during the same period in 2011. February passenger numbers alone increased 16%.
Portraits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., created by students of the MSU Department of Art and Design, will be on display at Springfield-Branson National Airport throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. A free public reception will be held at in the airport terminal lobby on Thursday, February 9 from 5–7 p.m.
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.
The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has been selected to sell advertising at the Springfield-Branson National Airport.
The CVB already sells advertising at its visitor’s center in the airport terminal. It will now sell advertising on video screens and freestanding displays. As a nonprofit marketing organization, the mission of the CVB is to grow the local economy through growth in the travel and tourism industry.