Heritage opens new FBO at BTV, celebrates 25 years

first_imgHeritage Aviation, Inc.,Heritage Aviation will unveil its brand new, 79,000- square-foot, eco-friendly Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at the Burlington International Airport (BTV) during a celebration to be held on May 20, 2010. The company is proud to offer a full-service facility with 24/7 service at this important international gateway. At the event, sister company Heritage Flight, will celebrate 25 years of providing charter flight services.At the opening gala on May 20th, guests will have the opportunity to experience Heritage Aviation s FBO and hangar, complete with aircraft on display. Heritage Aviation engaged local Vermont companies and crafts people in the design, construction and outfitting of this building. The event will highlight that important local association. A Vermont Symphony Orchestra quintet will provide the musical accompaniment while the chef from Vermont s Culinary Resort and Spa, The Essex dishes up bites utilizing local ingredients. A sampling of local microbrews along with paired wines from Vermont and around the country will also be served.Heritage Aviation caters to transient pilots, their passengers, and aircraft owners. The facility houses a well-appointed lounge featuring handcrafted furnishings by Vermont artisans of natural woods, stone and textiles from reclaimed and sustainable sources. Pilots can enjoy the well-equipped gym, game room, media room, as well as flight planning and snooze rooms. We are tremendously proud of our new FBO, from the hangar that needs little to no electrical lighting during daytime shifts, to the LEKTRO tugs that provide exceptionally safe aircraft handling while still minimizing our carbon footprint, said Heritage Aviation President, Chris Hill. This new facility is also a great way to celebrate our sister company, Heritage Flight, and their 25 years providing charter flight services.Heritage also offers avionics, maintenance, detailing and aircraft management services. The maintenance department earned the FAA Diamond award and the avionics division, has been recognized by the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) for excellence. For ground handling, detailing, fueling, hangar space and to request line services, Heritage Aviation is the area’s largest and most luxurious FBO with U.S. customs located conveniently on site.Heritage Aviation s brand new state-of-the-art FBO designed by TruexCullins, utilizes green technology, eco-friendly material, and is on track to be LEED Silver certified. The facility is partially powered by renewable resources including solar and wind energy generated by solar panels and the nation’s first community scale wind turbine at a general aviation facility. Rain water is collected and reused, and the building has one of the largest green roofs in all of New England. Additionally, the parking lot was constructed using pervious pavement, a porous substitute for traditional asphalt, which allows water to be absorbed into the ground rather than runoff into storm drains.About Heritage AviationHeritage Aviation, the new 24-hour general aviation facility at the Burlington International Airport provides ground handling, fueling, and other aviation support services to transient and locally based domestic and international aircraft. Their location is ideally situated for inbound and outbound international traffic with on-site US Customs. More information about the company can be found on their website: www.HeritageFBO.com(link is external).Heritage Aviation s sister company, Heritage Flight, is an FAA-certified repair station providing aircraft maintenance and avionics services to the general aviation community. Heritage Flight also operates aircraft globally and is one of the nation s premier aircraft charter and management companies. More information about the company can be found on their websites: www.flyheritage.com(link is external).Source: Heritage. 4.12.2010# # #last_img read more

Huskies suffer third straight loss in weekend double-header

first_imgGame one took place Saturday, Nov.12, when the two teams clashed for some evening hockey. Game one was a close game, that unfortunately the Huskies lost by a score of 5-4. The game began with Whitecourt striking first, only 1:26 into the opening frame. The Huskies however, answered back roughly three minutes later, as Cole Calliou tied the game at ones, a score that would stick until the end of the period.It only took three seconds into the second for Fort St. John to take the lead. Huskies rookie Dave Marshell scored to give the Huskies a 2-1 advantage. The quick goal seemed to spark the Wolverines, who scored twice before the 2:30 mark of the second for a 3-2 lead.Continuing the back and forth trend, the Huskies evened the score at threes at the 5:44 mark of the second. With the Huskies on the penalty kill, Connor Rose scored a short-handed goal, sending the game into the third with the teams deadlocked at three all.- Advertisement -The Huskies began the third on the power play, and put their impressive power play to use, scoring only 20 seconds into the third. The power play marker can off the stick of Dave Marshell, his second of the game, for a 4-3 Huskies lead. Unfortunately, it would be the power play that would eventually lead to the Huskies loss, as the Wolverines scored twice more in the frame, both on the power play, for the 5-4 final.Sunday, Nov. 12, the teams met once again at the North Peace Arena for some matinee hockey. Huskies forward Kole Norris kick-started the scoring, putting the biscuit in the basket only 1:31 into the first.Unfortunately, for the home town Huskies, Norris’ goal only seemed to spark the Wolverines’ offence, as the visiting team scored six unanswered goals throughout the game, for a 6-2 final.Advertisement Next on the schedule for Fort St. John is a busy weekend, where the team plays three days in a row. Friday, Nov. 18, the Huskies will play host to the league’s worst Beaverlodge Blades. Saturday, Nov. 19, the Pups will mush to Sexsmith, to take on the Vipers, then Sunday, Nov. 20, the team is back home for a Sunday afternoon game against the league leading Peace River Navigators.last_img read more