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Hundreds enjoy Not-So-Snooty event for Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Story by Robin Lee Michel Photos by Marissa Carole Dembkoski Melissa and Brian Gatesman, who live in the Albany, N.Y., suburb of Colonie, N.Y., had an unusual route when they took their holiday-time trip to New York City. Instead of heading directly south, they drove 120 miles east. Their first stop was Windsor Locks to take part in the Not-So-Snooty, Beer, Wine and Cheese Tasting Adventure. This... [Read more]

Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley names general manager

Waterford Hotel Group has announced the promotion of Christopher Allen to general manager of the 237-room full-service Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport, located in Windsor Locks. The hotel is owned by R.K. Bradley Associates, a partnership between affiliates of Konover Hotel Corp., the hotel’s asset manager, and Waterford Hotel Group, which operates the hotel. Allen boasts more than 25... [Read more]

New frequent parker program at Bradley

The Connecticut Airport Authority and Standard Parking Inc. have begun a new Frequent Parker program, known as Auto-Pilot Rewards, has been implemented at Bradley International Airport. The program started Oct. 1, and in its first month more than 500 customers were enrolled. The program uses automated vehicle identification technology linked to a credit card that allows easy entry and exiting. Customer... [Read more]

Open Cockpit Day set Jan. 19 at New England Air Museum

WINDSOR LOCKS — The New England Air Museum will hold its next Open Cockpit Day on Sunday, Jan. 19. Visitors will be permitted to climb into the cockpits of up to 12 vintage aircraft, a full-motion flight simulator and two static flight simulators. The aircraft to be open include the famous P-47 Thunderbolt of World War II, the North American F-100 Super Sabre, a DC-3 airliner, and several helicopters. As... [Read more]

CONNECTICUT CONVENTION & SPORTS BUREAU HONORS STATE RESIDENTS WITH“BRING IT HOME AWARDS”

HARTFORD – Six Connecticut residents have been honored by the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB) with “Bring It Home Awards”. The “Bring It Home Awards” honor state residents for their contributions to making the state a successful convention and major sporting events venue. The honorees belong to or work with professional or social associations and have greatly helped the... [Read more]

Get to know the CAA’s new Executive Director and his plans for transforming the state’s airports

Kevin A. Dillon, Executive Director of the the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA), is tasked with the goal of working with the CAA board and its many stakeholders to transform Bradley International and the state’s five general aviation airports into vibrant economic drivers for the state. “Hiring Kevin Dillon was a major step towards achieving our mission of turning the state’s airports into... [Read more]

BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OPENS CELL PHONE WAITING LOT

WINDSOR LOCKS, CONNECTICUT – September 25, 2012 – The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) and Bradley International Airport (BDL) have announced the opening of a cell phone waiting lot at the Airport.  It is conveniently located on Light Lane, which runs parallel to Route 75 (Ella T. Grasso Turnpike), near the intersection of Route 75 and Schoephoester Road.  This secure, lighted location is... [Read more]

BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BDL) CONDUCTS FEDERALLY-MANDATED MOCK DISASTER DRILL

WINDSOR LOCKS, CONNECTICUT – SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 – State-owned and operated Bradley International Airport will serve as the staging area for a multi-faceted drill designed to simulate an aircraft accident on Saturday, September 22nd at 8:30 a.m.  The simulated drill will occur at an area adjacent to Route 75 commonly referred to as the “Field of Champions”, the Connecticut sports teams’ “Welcome... [Read more]

SHERATON HARTFORD HOTEL AT BRADLEY AIRPORT NAMES JOHN LOYACANO AS NEW DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

WINDSOR LOCKS, CT (August 13, 2012) – John Loyacano has been appointed as Director of Operations for the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport, located in Windsor Locks, CT. In his new role, Loyacano is responsible for overseeing all rooms and food & beverage departments of the hotel, including budgeting, scheduling, associate training and development, inventory, as well as strict adherence... [Read more]

Farnborough International Airshow Post-Show 2012

While aircraft manufacturers reported billions of dollars worth of sales at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow, which took place July 9 to 15, the number of firm deals dipped from last year. This year saw a proliferation of memorandums of understanding and letters of intent as compared with last year’s higher number of firm orders. Richard Aboulafia, a vice president at the consulting... [Read more]

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