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Old 05-25-2010, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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Thought I would mention this...

Elkins Aviation is expanding its services provided at the Elkins-Randolph County Airport. The business started around a year ago with one student. There are now over 40 students studying on simulators, written tests, and taking test flights out of the Elkins airport to become pilots.

-Pilots can also find out exactly what it's like to fly in hail, rain, snow or even through a flock of birds. Without actually being in the air, pilots can learn how to deal with emergency situations, such as the wrong type of fuel, landing with a flat tire or instrument failure.-

-Establishing charter flights in and out of Elkins was also a goal. He explained that he is working on a business proposal to show the viability of charter flights. He also hopes the Elkins-Randolph County Airports becomes full-service, which, he says, will attract individuals flying into the area to visit local ski resorts. Currently, many visiting Snowshoe or Canaan Valley use the Clarksburg or Greenbrier County airport.-
-Elkins Aviation is also offering scenic plane rides that can accommodate two or three passengers and each hour costs $130. The seven-day-a-week sight-seeing flights can last as long as the passenger wants.-


Elkins Aviation expands services - TheInterMountain.com | News, Sports, Jobs, WV, Community Information - The Inter-Mountain
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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On Tuesday, the Senate voted to give total power to the Evironmental Protection Agency and bypass any discussion or future vote on what is called 'Cap and Trade...

Mr. Rockefeller voted against the amendment.
Mr. Byrd voted for the amendment.

Splitting their vote and making any decision non-effectual...

What is the effect of this legislation on West Virgina.

Simply put, It is the end of the coal industry...

In total...about 200,000 of the good paying jobs will be gone from our communities...
From the miners to the school teachers (not needed in the new ghost towns of the southern part of the state)

Tax revenue loss for the state? About 52% of the total budget comes from coal and related industries.

A big shot said in a meeting yesterday..."We will use the coal...we will need it for plastics."
I asked, "Will the new plastics plants be here...will the jobs be here for our people???
He wouldn't answer me...
A staffer said quietly.. 'Other areas of the country need the jobs more than Wv.'

Why are we even here? Riding this roller coaster of recession, depression and once in a while the cycle runs positive for a year or two.

Does anybody consider the fact that economies can be planned and directed??
Do you hear anything about the positive growth in India...and China...

And we, as the addicted Walmart dweebes...buying their goods and shunning our own...

God Help US.
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