Nov. 5, 2004
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Eastern Iowa Airport director receives lifetime achievement award
Iowa – The Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation
announces Larry Mullendore, director of
the Eastern Iowa Airport, received a Lifetime Achievement Award Nov. 4 at the
statewide annual Iowa Aviation Conference in West Des Moines.
For the past 15 years, Mullendore has
been in charge of daily operations for the
Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids. Airport achievements under
Mullendore’s tenure include the following:
The award was presented by Michelle
McEnany, director of the Iowa DOT’s Office of Aviation, who said, “Larry has
provided a leadership role in enhancing the Eastern Iowa Airport and providing
commercial air service to eastern Iowa. His work with air carriers has provided
a large number of destination options to the eastern Iowa community and has had
a major impact on supporting business and personal travel in the region, as well
as helping to promote economic development.”
Since Mullendore took over leadership of
the facility in 1989, there have been many changes, including: the airport’s
public access; airfield improvements; and terminal improvements to the recently
completed new fixed-based operator facility.
Mullendore, a private pilot with multi-engine, instrument and commercial ratings, and a career in aviation spanning more than 37 years, has recently announced his retirement effective June 23, 2005.