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B-17 ‘Aluminum Overcast’ Heading to Arlington

B-17 ‘Aluminum Overcast’ Heading to Arlington

Get a glimpse into a flight on Aluminum Overcast: Visit the Arlington Municipal Airport, 5000 S Collins Street, Tuesday, April 29 for an unforgettable experience aboard one of the few remaining airworthy B-17s in the world. Watch history come alive by climbing aboard the 65,000-lb. B-17 bomber and step back in time to the World War […]

Arlington Municipal Airport Gets $200,000 Grant for Development Study

Arlington Municipal Airport Gets $200,000 Grant for Development Study

Located in the southern part of the city, the Arlington Municipal Airport could soon get a facelift, thanks to a $200,000 grant from the Texas Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division. Airport officials say the money will be used to create a 10-year development plan that will highlight what improvements are needed at the airport. “The […]

Kids Fly the Friendly Skies During Young Eagles Rally

Kids Fly the Friendly Skies During Young Eagles Rally

It was a chance of a lifetime for the 70 kids enjoying free airplane rides during Saturday’s Young Eagles Flight Rally sponsored by Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 34 at Arlington Municipal Airport.  Smiling youngsters came from around the Metroplex to learn about careers in aviation, including how to become a pilot and how to […]

Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Arlington

Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Arlington

With the weekend nearing, here are MyArlingtonTx.com’s picks for the best activities around Arlington, from free flights at Arlington Municipal Airport to a mobile pet adoption at a local PetSmart®. June 7-9 Free Concerts at Levitt Pavilion for Performing Arts Downtown Arlington is going to be buzzing again this weekend as Levitt Pavilion’s center stage hosts […]

AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland

City leaders had a chance to see AgustaWestland’s latest helicopter take a demo flight this week over Arlington Municipal Airport. AgustaWestland is expanding its flight activities in the U.S. with the addition of the AW189, an eight-ton class twin-engine helicopter program following the AW609 Tilt Rotor. Robert LaBelle, Managing Director for AgustaWestland Tilt Rotor Company, […]

Karen VanWinkle Named Airport Manager

Karen VanWinkle Named Airport Manager

Karen VanWinkle has been named manager of the Arlington Municipal Airport. VanWinkle served as Assistant Airport Manager from 2008 to 2011 and has been Interim Manager since January 2012.  “I’m very pleased to have been named the Airport Manager, said VanWinkle. “Arlington Municipal is a vibrant, successful airport and it’s exciting to be a part […]

Young Eagles Rally Offers Young People The Chance to Earn Their Wings

Young Eagles Rally Offers Young People The Chance to Earn Their Wings

Young flying enthusiasts will have the chance to earn their wings at the Young Eagles Rally on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Arlington Municipal Airport, 5000 South Collins St. The event is free and open to children age 8 to 17 who want to take an introductory flight in a small […]

Emergency Landing at Municipal Airport

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Emergency Landing at Municipal Airport

A twin engine aircraft indicating possible problems with its nose gear landed safely around 1:15 p.m. today at Arlington Municipal Airport. The pilot contacted the airport’s control tower around 12:30 p.m. to report the landing gear on the nose of the plane may not work properly upon landing.  The control tower contacted 9-1-1 and emergency […]

Airport Manager Retires

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Airport Manager Retires

After 23 years and seven months, Bob Porter has decided to hang up his wings on January 27, 2012, as airport manager at Arlington Municipal Airport. Porter’s love of aviation and his business development skills helped transform Arlington’s airport, from what was considered a small general aviation airport in disrepair, into one of the finest […]