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Richard Thompson Retires from the Clinton County Port Authority Board; John Settlemyre, Brian Smith AppointedThe September 14, 2017, meeting of the Clinton County Port Authority Board of Directors saw the end of an era, with the retirement of Richard Thompson from the Board. Thompson was appointed to the Port Authority Board in 2004, when the Port Authority was formed by the Clinton County Board of Commissioners.
Wilmington Air Park Certified Part 139 by FAAWILMINGTON, OH – MAY 12, 2017 – The Wilmington Air Park has once again earned its Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 139 Certification, recognizing that the airport facilities, staffing, operations and infrastructure are on par with other large airports around the country.
The University of Akron and Airborne Project on Pathway to FAA CertificationThe Wilmington Air Park is proud to be the home of a partnership to add value and safety to the aviation industry through applied technology. Air Park tenant Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, along with the University of Akron, welcomed several guests for the ribbon cutting on its new Supersonic Particle Deposition Booth. The process employs a supersonic jet of an expanded gas containing metal particles to bond with a solid surface on impact. It is part of a pilot program funded by the State of Ohio and including partners NCERCAMP (University of Akron), SAFE Engineering, US Technology Corporation and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services.
WILMINGTON AIR PARK WELCOMES NEW TENANT - Schuerger Law Offices to operate Call CenterWILMINGTON, OH – FEBRUARY 22, 2017 – The Wilmington Air Park recently added another new tenant, bringing a new employer and new job opportunities to the community. The Law Offices of Robert A. Schuerger Co., LPA has leased 4,400 square feet of office space in the Air Park’s Administration Building. The space will house both legal services and a call center operation for the law firm. The lease term is approximately five years, with a five-year renewal option.
Wilmington Air Park Now Certified at Cat IIIWilmington, Ohio – October 4, 2016 – The most recent runway in the United States to be Certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as Category III is located at the Wilmington Air Park. The Clinton County Port Authority and LGSTX Services, Inc. received word from the FAA that the Instrument Landing System (ILS) on Runway 22R has been officially certified at Category III/E/3.
Clinton County Receives Brownfields GrantWilmington, Ohio – May 20, 2016 – The Clinton County Port Authority and the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission received word this week that the Port Authority has received a $200,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).
FAA Authorization Propels UC's UAV Work Skyward
The high-flying endeavors in unmanned aerial vehicle testing and research at the University of Cincinnati just got a new lift from the Federal Aviation Administration. This week the FAA granted UC's Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering certificates of authorization (COA) to test five types of UAVs, or drones, in Wilmington Air Park, less than an hour's drive from campus. Permission to also fly with the West Virginia Division of Forestry is still pending.
Site Selection Names Wilmington Ohio in Top Ten U.S. MicropolitansSite Selection Magazine recently announced the awards given to this years top Metropolitans and Micropolitans in the U.S. In the magazines ranking of Top Micropolitans cities of 10,000 to 50,000 people Wilmington, Ohio was named number on the Micropolitan list.
Wilmington Air Park Recreation Events enhances Ohio Aerospace Region
Clinton County is an easy, comfortable and happy place to visit and stay. The people and attractions are laid back and unpretentious, providing an ideal environment for visitors to relax, unwind and enjoy life at a more relaxed pace. Clinton County is friendly and likeable. Clinton County is a rural oasis offering a welcome break from demanding deadlines, large crowds and commercial overload.
Nearby parks include Caesar Creek State Park, Clinton County Trails, Ole Super K, and Cowen Lake State Park. Fishing, nature preserves and golf courses, both public and private, are plenty throughout the county.
The Clinton Country History Center is where you will find much of the country’s history. The Meriam R. Hare Quaker Heritage Center is dedicated to celebrating the history of the Religious Society of Friends. The Peace Resource Center features the largest depository of materials outside Japan relating to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima/Nagasaki.
The world’s oldest and largest museum, The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright –Patterson Air Force Base, is open every day and free. Learn how Ohio helped foster the movement of slaves from the south during the Civil War at the Underground Museum at the Freedom Center. The Cincinnati Art Museum includes an extensive permanent collection of fine art.
Festivals and Sporting Events
Festivals are plenty throughout the year. Residents and visitors alike enjoy themselves at the multiple events including: The Wilmington Art & Pottery Festival, The Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, and the Clinton County Corn Festival. And if you enjoy amusement parks, Kings Island is less than 25 minutes away. Just 12 miles from downtown Wilmington you can go back in time and enjoy 16th century jousting at the Ohio Renaissance Festival. You don’t have to go too far to find major league sports. Take in a game at the Cincinnati Reds or Cincinnati Bengals, all less than 45 minutes from Wilmington. In Dayton you can enjoy the AAA Dayton Dragons and collegiate sports