Fellow Mississippi Aviation Professionals,

The Annual Conference is right around the corner – April 19th through 21st.  If you haven’t made plans yet, there is still time to make your reservations and head south.  The Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis has great amenities, including but not limited to a great steak house, an epic buffet, quaint conference facilities and gaming, of course.  Downtown Bay St. Louis has made the Katrina comeback and is now home to antique shops, great dining and spectacular water views.

This year’s conference has a diverse group of exhibitors – some new and some not so new to us.  Our speakers have been lined up and confirmed.  The agenda items are varied and timely.  After the first full day of the conference, a reception will be held at Stennis International Airport’s relatively new Terminal Building.  The evening event promises fellowship, good food and some time to wind down.  Your Mississippi Airport Association Board of Directors invites all interested in airports and aviation in the great State of Mississippi to attend.

One who will not attend this year is our brother, Lane Rogers.  Lane’s life on earth ended on March 3, 2017.  His obituary reads in part, “Lane proudly and honorably served his country in the United States Army from 1971-1973.  He retired as Airport Director from the City of Greenville.  He cared about people, mentoring many along the way. Lane’s quest for knowledge and learning was insatiable.”

Please join the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport and Stennis International Airport host teams at the 2017 Annual Conference.  Looking forward to see everyone.



Bill Cotter
Mississippi Airports Association