aviation

Ted Kitchens came to New Hampshire last fall, after serving as manager at Houston Intercontinental Airport.  We'll hear his ideas on how to boost passenger traffic in Manchester, which has declined for the past thirteen years, and the unique challenges of regional airports, and issues facing the aviation industry at large. 

Houghlin Mifflin Harcourt

We talk with author Keith O'Brien, who lives in New Hampshire, about his new book, Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds And Made Aviation History. The book takes us back almost a century ago, when a cadre of female pilots compete in the nation's wildly popular air races. 

O'Brien will be at Gibson's Bookstore in Concord, NH on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. to discuss his book. Find more information here

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The American Society of Civil Engineers has released their 2017 report card on New Hampshire’s infrastructure -- and the state is far from the honor roll.

N.H. Debates Drones

Apr 12, 2016
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New Hampshire is among many states attempting to navigate the brave new world of these unmanned flying machines, addressing privacy and safety concerns.  Meanwhile, the federal government could swoop in and make all these measures moot as lawmakers on Capitol Hill consider legislation that would allow the FAA to trump state laws.

The manager of the Lebanon Municipal Airport is confident that discounted airline tickets will help to draw more customers for the airport to keep its operating subsidy. 

So far this year, the airport has seen an 11.4 percent drop in the number of passengers flying out of Lebanon. 

Daniel Peters

A photography exhibit focusing on aviation in New Hampshire recently opened at the state library in Concord.

It will be on display through Feb. 25.

Rita Hunt works in the Bureau of Aeronautics for the state Department of Transportation, and joined Morning Edition to talk about aviation in the state and the exhibit.

People don’t often think of New Hampshire as a state with a rich aviation industry, but there’s a lot going on here.