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   A Heliflite helicopter gets ready to go back home after dropping off some skiers visiting Vermont.

A Heliflite helicopter gets ready to go back home after dropping off some skiers visiting Vermont.

Vermont features 10 state-owned airports and it’s the division of aviation’s mission is to support, maintain and enhance each one of those airports. Emergency services, aviation education, financial responsibility, and promotion of compatible land use are part of the mission for VTrans, as is playing a supportive role to all airports and aviation statewide.

Each of Vermont’s airports serves a unique role in the State system.  While each airport serves its own local or regional marketplace, together, the State’s airports fulfill an important role in connecting Vermonters to the national and international air transportation system, while also providing access for business and other visitors to Vermont.  Airports are used to transport persons and freight in a timely manner, providing the quickest form of transportation.

With this in mind, Guy Rouelle, Aeronautics Administrator tells us the vision for the Vermont airport system is to be accessible, safe and secure, meeting the needs of its business and recreational users, including implementing new technologies to support the future system.  The airport system will be preserved and enhanced, while meeting Federal and State guidance and promoting responsible environmental stewardship and land use compatibility. Vermont’s airports will be operated as business-oriented facilities focusing on creating opportunities for a return on the investment and will provide intermodal linkages to national transportation systems.

Rouelle reminded readers recently in the Vermont Aviation newsletter that with the Holidays behind us, Vermont pilots will have the distinct opportunity to enjoy what Floridians do not; cold weather flight operations.  “Vermont Aeronautics is committed to minimizing airport closures while executing their snow removal plan,” said Rouelle. For more information on Vermont Aviation click on Vermont.

For more information on when spring will arrive, visit theFarmer’s Almanac!


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