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    Huntingburg Airport manager Travis McQueen, left, greeted Bryant Allen and Mike Barry, both with Alabama-based HUDCO Industrial Products as they flew into Dubois County on June 4 from North Carolina for a business meeting with officials from AEP, a power plant in Rockport. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Pilot Jim Kulbeth of Huntingburg lifted his Lambada motor glider away from Huntingburg Airport on June 4. The Dubois County Airport Authority received a grant in May to resurface the main taxiway at the airport. In addition, airport officials are planning a 500-foot extension to the runway, allowing larger aircraft and jet planes to take off with more fuel and heavier loads. Also in the plans is the construction of a new hanger to accommodate steady business that leaves the current nine hangars full. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Gary Beck of Ireland, left, and Brandon Eilert of Velpen, both with LechnerÕs Excavating Inc. in Ireland, and Tony Cole of Paoli with Tree Pros in Jasper, worked March 21 to lower one of the two Huntingburg Airport towers across U.S. 231. The towers were removed because they were no longer needed and did not meet FAA safety regulations. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Tommy Hudson, foreground, of Bessemer, Ala., and Roy Barron of Helena., Ala,. both with Alabama-based HUDCO Industrial Products, prepared for takeoff after flying into Huntingburg Airport for a business meeting June 4. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Sean York of McLeansboro, Ill., left, Jonathan Johnson of Grayville, Ill., John Adams of New Harmony and Roger Knight of McLeansboro Ill., examined a Skyline Cessna 182 plane in one of the hangers at Huntingburg Airport before a free FAA safety seminar March 18. The course was the first of its kind at the airport, but the facilityÕs Aviation Awareness Committee has been hosting a series of informational events to highlight the airport along U.S. 231 south of Huntingburg. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Andy Kippenbrock fueled a Best Home Furnishings aircraft using a mobile gas truck just before sunrise Feb. 20 at Huntingburg Airport. Airport manager Travis McQueen and Kippenbrock are the only two full-time employees at the facility. They use the mobile truck to provide quick access to fuel. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Tyler Linder of Evansville, right, a guest lecturer, spoke with students about density altitude during a session of ground school June 19 at the airport terminal. The class, which consists mostly textbook instruction, teaches students the mechanics of flying and is coordinated by a partnership between Vincennes University Jasper Campus and the airport. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Huntingburg Airport manager Travis McQueen directed an airplane carrying businessmen from North Carolina who flew into Dubois County on June 4. Of the airportÕs nine hangars, five are used by businesses Ñ MasterBrand Cabinets, Kimball International, Best Home Furnishings, Jasper Engines & Transmissions and OFS Brands Ñ with headquarters in Dubois County. Heather Rousseau/The Herald