Jesse Fletcher takes flying lesson at Davidson County Airport from our flight instructor Tom Winnett. Thank you for your service Jesse! From WFMY News 2 – “Greensboro, NC — Marine Corporal Jesse Fletcher always wanted to learn how to fly. Fletcher wasn’t sure if he would ever get the chance, after losing both legs while serving in Iraq when he stepped on an IED. Some of his friends wanted to make sure that Fletcher got his chance to learn how to soar. His friends bought him a flying lesson and Fletcher’s love of flying took off from there. “Just because you’re an injured person, doesn’t have to mean that you can’t go out and try something. You’re only limited to what your brain will let you do,” says Fletcher.” WFMY News 2 Written by Kelly Heffernan-Tabor http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/article/234520/327/Wounded-Warrior-Learns-How-To-Fly
Fly High Lexington, a new FBO operator at Davidson County Airport (EXX) in Lexington, N.C., now features guaranteed fuel pricing on Fltplan.com, a discount for Sun ‘n Fun pilots, and a free shuttle to Lexington Style Barbecue. Pilot traveling to and from Lakeland, Fla., for the 37th Annual Sun n’ Fun will receive a discount of 10 cents a gallon on fuel purchases, according to FBO officials. Click here to read entire article at generalaviationnews.com
The new managers of the Davidson County Airport are investing thousands of dollars in a marketing plan aimed at transforming the quiet rural facility into an international arrival destination for a variety of aircraft. Plans by Fly High Lexington — a private company contracted by the county to run the airport — are part of a larger blueprint to improve the facility and address a decline in activity experienced during the recession. The 75-acre airport is located on I-85 just south of Lexington and primarily caters to general aviation customers. Fly High will spend between $10,000 and $15,000 each year …
(Lexington, NC) Uptown Lexington, Inc. will host the area’s first BBQ Capital Cook-off, which was sanctioned by Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) just last week. The event will be held April 22-23, 2011 in uptown Lexington. “It is a huge endorsement for Uptown Lexington, Inc. to receive this ‘seal of approval’ from KCBS,” said Chad Hodges, chair of the BBQ Capital Cook-off. “KCBS sanctioning brings integrity, experience, a base of cookers and judges, and a support system of other organizers. So this provides the platform to make sure we have a respected and successful event right from the start. ” Click here to read the entire article.
AirCare 1, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center’s helicopter, is now operating from the Davidson County Airport. A ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday hosted by the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce at the county airport marked the occasion. WFUBMC President Donnie Lambeth, Lexington City Mayor John Walser and Davidson County Board of Commissioners Chairman Dr. Max Walser commended the arrangement made between the county and the hospital that led to the local stationing of the helicopter. Click here to read the entire article at The-Dispatch.com…
The Davidson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a lease agreement that will put a Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Air Care helicopter at the Davidson County Airport. The board will enter into a five-year agreement with Colorado-based Air Methods Corp., who will contract a helicopter to be used by WFUBMC starting Nov. 1. Click here to read the entire article at The-Dispatch.com
Karel Van Der Linden, Davidson County Airport’s newest operator, welcomed city and county officials Thursday to an open house at the Davidson County Airport. The event, Business After Hours, sponsored by both the Lexington and Thomasville chambers of commerce, provided Van Der Linden and his wife, Mari-Elena Baldwin, a chance to meet with those officials and discuss future plans for the airport. Click to read the entire article at The-Dispatch.com
The Davidson County Airport is under the direction of a new fixed base operator. Karel Van Der Linden, 52, replaced former FBO Everette Tate on Aug. 1 after buying out Tate and Carolina Aero Services, LLC. Van Der Linden will operate under the name Fly High Lexington, LLC. Click here to read the entire article at The-Dispatch.com