Monday, April 22, 2013

Middletown Regional/Hook Field Airport (KMWO), Middletown, Ohio: New manager


Start Aviation is set to be the permanent manager at the Middletown Regional Airport/Hook Field, after serving as the interim manager since January.

Middletown Economic Development Program Manager Matt Eisenbraun, who is the city’s employee liaison to the airport commission, said a contract is “working its way through the system” to award Start Aviation the contract.

“That was going to help us with the question of ramping up the new airport manager, to understand what was going on,” he said. “Just the learning curve that’s pretty substantial.”

Start Aviation, owned by John Hart, was awarded a 90-day contract to take over as the airport manager on a temporary basis after the resignation of Rich Bevis, owner of B&B Aero. Bevis said in a scathing resignation letter that he was leaving because of issues he had with City Manager Judy Gilleland, claiming she “mishandled” business contracts costing the airport tens of thousands of dollars.

Hart, who also owns Start Skydiving and who’s company is the airport’s fixed-base operator (which provides general aviation support to the airport), is “excited” to take over as the permanent manager, pending City Council’s approval in May. The airport commission recommended earlier this month to award the contract to Start Aviation.

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