Airport hosting restored aircraft

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Airport will host a pair of restored World War II bombers Monday through Wednesday. The aircraft, a B-17 Flying Fortress and a B-25 Mitchell, will be on display at Blue Sky Aviation at the airport, with a noon Monday arrival. The B-17 and B-25 are nicknamed “Sentimental Journey” and “Maid […]

Press release: Bingaman says FAA bill invests in aviation infrastructure

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman said he is pleased a bill that clears the Senate today will invest in New Mexico’s airport infrastructure and in the state’s economy. The FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act continues funding for a number of programs that are important to New Mexico and the nation. Among […]

Positions open on Civil Aviation Board

CNJ staff The City of Clovis has two positions open for election on the Civil Aviation Board. The board meets at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Clovis Municipal Airport, and makes recommendations to the Clovis City Commission regarding airport operations. For information or an application form, contact the city […]

Fire departments team up for annual training

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Cannon and Clovis firefighters take turns extinguishing cargo bay fires during a training exercise Monday. Cannon Deputy Fire Chief Rich Givney said the silver protective gear used for aircraft firefighting not only protects from fire, but it reflects heat. Cannon Air Force Base and the Clovis Fire Department teamed up […]

Aviation art gallery opens at Pentagon

By Master Sgt. Russell P. Petcoff: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — The World War I Skyfighters of France teamed with modern-day American airmen in Afghanistan in an art gallery exhibit in the Pentagon dedicated March 18 by Air Force senior leaders. The exhibit showcases the work of the first aviation artist […]

Civil aviation board seats open

The city of Clovis has two positions on the Civil Aviation Board which are open for election/re-election. The Civil Aviation Board monthly on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. If you are interested in serving on this board or would like further information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 575-769-7828.

Civil aviation board vacancies

The Civil Aviation Board currently has two positions open.

March 15, 2009 On the shelves

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Aviation: The Early Years by Peter Almond was given by Dr. David Stalker and Staff in memory of Mickey Davis. Photographs from the Hulton Getty Picture Collection illustrate the first years of man-powered flight, recording the birth of aviation from hot air balloons to the […]

Year in review: Cannon begins to see growth

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The 27th Special Operations Wing made steady progress in 2008 of preparing Cannon Air Force Base for more personnel as well as adapting to new methods of warfare. Chief of Public Affairs Capt. Mae-Li Allison said the base has 2,100 military personnel and 560 civilian employees. She said there […]

Military feature: Retiree directs aviation course

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Robert Elliott, a former Cannon Air Force Base airman, was hired in June as the director for ENMU’s aviation science program. Robert Elliott doubts that he’ll ever meet his students in person. With his computer serving as a virtual classroom, Elliott will teach online courses in aviation science from Eastern […]

Retiree directs aviation course

Cannon Connections: Karl Terry Robert Elliott, a former Cannon Air Force Base airman, was hired in June as the director for ENMU’s aviation science program. By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Robert Elliott doubts that he’ll ever meet his students in person. With his computer serving as a virtual classroom, Elliott will teach online courses in […]

Business feature: AeroCare calls Clovis home

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Billy Vinson is a paramedic with Covenant Health Systems which operates the AeroCare helicopter. AeroCare was recently reassigned to Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer After months of being moved around and prolonged response times, AeroCare has found a home in Clovis. Under a lease agreement with Blue Sky […]

July 2, 2008 Meetings Watch: Civil Aviation Board meeting

This is a report of Tuesday’s Civil Aviation board meeting. • Clovis Municpal Airport Manager Steve Summers said the airport is getting ready to start rehabilitation of its main runway. He said the start date of the project will be scheduled after a meeting next week with the project contractor and the city’s engineering consultant. […]

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 […]