Aviation board discusses safety measures

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Civil Aviation Board discussed during its monthly meeting Tuesday a proposal aimed at safer traffic measures at Clovis Municipal Airport through stricter access to airspace. The proposal would call for an air traffic controller and limit access to the airport’s airspace — a five-mile radius around the airport […]

Americans deserve to hear results of airline survey

By Freedom New Mexico NASA can shoot people into space, but it’s not shooting straight with millions of Americans who fly closer to home. How else to explain the space agency’s refusal to release data that suggest safety problems in aviation occur far more often than previously known? The unprecedented survey of about 24,000 commercial […]

Airport expansion plan takes flight

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The Clovis Municipal Airport expansion got off the ground Thursday as the Clovis City Commission approved the Airport Action Plan and an agreement for design of the 1,800-foot runway extension. ASCG Incorporated of New Mexico was awarded the runway contract for $238,508, with the Federal Aviation Administration paying 95 […]

Initiatives established to improve retention

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents briefly discussed freshmen retention during a meeting Friday, an issue President Steven Gamble said is an ongoing problem. Gamble passed out a list of initiatives the campus would like to improve to increase ENMU’s freshmen retention rate. The endeavors include: —Employing an […]

Aviation deal fails to take off

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer A local business owner said a $2 million proposal to purchase an aviation company and hangar at Clovis Municipal Airport has been grounded. Ted Stallings, owner of the local aviation firm Aero Tech, said he submitted the proposal Sept. 20 to the members of the city of Clovis Civil […]

Pilot killed in crash at Tucumcari air show

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Guy Baldwin, 60, Tulsa, Okla., was performing a manuever called the square loop when he lost control his single-engine plane and crashed Wednesday during an air show in Tucumcari, officials said. Baldwin died in the crash. Photo: Chelle Delaney By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Guy “Doc” Baldwin’s aerobatic plane was performing a loop […]

Veteran profiles: James Sutton

CNJ staff James Sutton Date of birth: Sept. 23, 1919 Dates of service: 1941 to 1947 Hometown: Curry County Theater and location of service: South Pacific Branch: Navy Rank: Aviation mechanic 2nd class Unit and specialty: USS Saratoga, aviation mechanic and radar Lives in: Curry County Veterans organizations: Veterans of Foreign Wars Sutton enlisted in […]

Great Lakes Aviation extending service

CNJ staff Great Lakes Aviation is set to extend its passenger service in the region next month, city officials say. Starting June 5, Great Lakes will add service from Clovis to Amarillo, and a flight from Amarillo to Denver. Currently commercial service is only available to Albuquerque, said airport director Steve Summers. Summers said the […]

Great Lakes makes first Clovis flight

CNJ Staff At noon Sunday, Great Lakes Aviation made its first flight as Clovis’ new air carrier. Airport director Steve Summer said the Department of Transportation recommended that Clovis switch to Great Lakes after having used Mesa since 1985 because of their ability to promote themselves at Clovis’ carrier as part of their marketing plan. […]

Amarillo man injured after crashing plane

The Associated Press AMARILLO — A pilot returning from Tucumcari crash-landed his small plane Saturday at an airport south of Amarillo. Robert Lea, 79, of Amarillo, was the only person on board the 1953 model Cessna 195-B. He was taken to a local hospital for a possible hip injury, according to the Texas Department of […]