West Star Aviation has brought on Jim Rankin to serve as the company’s new CEO. He will be located at the East Alton facility. Jim began his career as a pilot for Midwest Airlines and served most recently as president & CEO of Oregon-based Columbia Helicopters. Former CEO Bob Rasberry has been named chairman […]
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The 24th Annual Open House Wings & Wheels Fly In and Car Show will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at St. Louis Regional Airport on Hwy. 111 in East Alton, featuring hundreds of planes and cars.
Article Courtesy Belleville News Democrat A few of Team Scott’s Honorary Commanders took to the skies May 22 for a KC-135 orientation flight where a Total Force team of active duty and Illinois Air National Guardsmen showcased their mission while refueling a B-52. The flight was part of an education and awareness effort to […]
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Article Courtesy: The Alton Telegraph EAST ALTON — A 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airplane landed Monday at St. Louis Regional Airport and will be available to the public for rides through the weekend. The Ford Motor Co. built 199 Tri-Motor planes from 1926 to 1933, making them the first mass-produced passenger airliner. The first Tri-Motor […]
The St. Louis Regional Airport Annual Open House, held the last weekend in September, gets bigger every year. This year’s event features the Home Builder’s Association (HBA) Fall Home Show, the Wings & Wheels Annual Car Show, radio controlled planes, and a visit from the 1929 Ford Tri-Motor – America’s first mass-produced airliner. There are […]
Article Courtesy The Alton Telegraph EAST ALTON — More than 70,000 flight operations yearly and approximately 500 jobs make St. Louis Regional Airport a major player in the area’s economy. And that doesn’t include its role as a reliever airport for the entire St. Louis region. The airport was recently named “Reliever Airport of […]
Article Courtesy Doug Jenkins – WBGZ Radio Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey has graduated dozens of truck drivers since launching the program in late 2014, and the program continues to expand. The college’s CDL- program is based at St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto, and airport manager David Miller tells The Big Z […]
Article courtesy Doug Jenkins WBGZ radio The Legendary Mustang Ranch in Alhambra is a non-profit horse rescue operation that deals with Mustangs, so the St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto is stepping up to help. For the second year it is hosting an event called “Mustangs for Mustangs.” Ranch volunteer Cora Miller tells The Big Z […]
Article Courtesy Doug Jenkins – WBGZ Radio Wood River will soon begin the process of applying for a 12 year extension of its Business Park TIF District, officially known as TIF 2. It could be a lengthy process to first apply for, and then wait for approval, so the city’s Director of Finance says getting the […]
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