Learned- First Aid Kit For Airports
The Alfred L. and Constance
C. Wolf Aviation Fund is a non-profit foundation whose mission includes
promoting aviation and informing the public about its usefulness to
society. We produced "Lessons Learned: First Aid Kit for Airports"
to help aviation supporters by providing them with a new resource. It
shows how those in charge of airports across the country have undertaken
initiatives to create support and understanding for their airport's
role in the community, how state aeronautics officials have instilled
a better sense of the economic benefits of the aviation resources in
their state, and how airport supporters have learned how to create support
for an airport one neighbor at a time.
Learned..." is intended to be more of a "how-it's-been-done"
catalog, as opposed to a "how-to-do-it" manual, although you
should get many useful ideas from the overviews outlined here and from
the lists of projects, initiatives, and resources we cite. The "Lessons
Learned..." website and guidebook are designed to be living documents,
with updates that include additional information as it becomes available
from the front lines of the battle to preserve and improve our aviation
infrastructure. The companion video is intended to inspire and encourage
airport managers, commissioners, town officials, and other airport supporters
to make use of the information. After all, while the news may at times
seem grim and our fate seems to be sealed, the reality is that success
stories are happening at airports every day.
Those success stories, when
shared, might provide just the solution that another airport in crisis
needs -- before it's too late. That airport might well be yours.