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General Aviation: On the Thursday, July 17 edition of The Iowa Journal

July 17, 2008

(Johnston, Iowa) – Thursday’s episode of The Iowa Journal will look at the economic impact of general aviation in the state. The program airs Thursday, July 17 at 8:30 p.m. It will be rebroadcast Friday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. on statewide Iowa Public Television and at 9 p.m. on statewide IPTV-Plus. It will also be available online at Iptv.org.


General Aviation is any flight that's not scheduled or military and is more than just a weekend pilot going up for a few hours. It encompases the majority of airports, flights and planes in the state and also includes many people using a private plane to fly for business meetings or even an air-taxi type approach to business.


This episode of The Iowa Journal looks at the Council Bluffs Airport and what's made their last decade the best in the airport's history. Part of their success is the success of nearby Omaha's airport. In addition, the program will examine the Iowa DOT’s economic survey of general aviation in Iowa.


In the studio to discuss these issues will be Tim Busch of Cedar Rapids who also is head of the Iowa Aviation Promotion Group and Michelle McEnany, director of the Iowa DOT's aviation office.


For more information about The Iowa Journal, visit www.iptv.org/iowajournal or call (515) 242-3146.


# # #Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, noncommercial programming to make a difference in the lives of Iowans. As one of the last locally controlled media enterprises in the state, IPTV is committed to telling Iowa's stories like no one else can. Our mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than one million viewers a week turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television stations include: Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. IPTV-Digital stations include: Channel

For immediate release:
July 17, 2008

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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