How do 5,217 public and 14,702 private airports in the United States happen? (data from Statista) There is much involved in building, managing and maintaining an airport and U.S. state, local, and federal agencies are actively involved in getting the work done. Tapping into his decades of experience, Mike Dikun (bio below), from Armstrong Consultants, visited the show to explain the importance of NPIAS, the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems, AIP, the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program, covers how urban air mobility fits into the future of air transport, and much more.
Rick Jennings doesn’t horse around on this version of Crazy Bids. Well, actually...
All of that and more. A lot more!
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Our Guest: Mike Dikun, C.M. C.A.E.
As the Armstrong Western Pacific Territory Manager, Mike Dikun is currently involved with providing existing airport clients with the benefit of his 27 years of airport management experience, while working to develop new clients from the Reno, Nevada office. Mike has experience at Fixed Base Operators, aircraft modification and repair facilities, Part 139 Certificated airports, and General Aviation airports from New York to California. Throughout his career, Mike has demonstrated success in airport development and improvement, the FAA AIP Grant program, project management, enhancing airport revenues and business development, improving operational safety and establishing positive airport / community relations. Mike has been a private pilot since 1985 and is the proud owner of a classic 1959 Cessna 172.
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