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One Week Wonder Plane Done In Mena

(MENA) Rose Aircraft Services recently completed an exciting project that is the first of its kind to the aircraft industry.  The company, based at the Mena Air Center, just completed the painting of a new Light Sport Airplane, that according to officials should open up a brand new area of low – cost and safe flying for enthusiasts. The plane took ...

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Apache Army Attack Helicopters Land at Mena Airport

BY MELANIE BUCK – A flight of six Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopters made a fuel stop in Mena on Thursday, March 2, 2017.  The aircraft were en route from Fort Campbell, Kentucky to Fort Hood near Kileen, Texas. The pilots enjoyed lunch at a nearby restaurant in Mena. One of the pilots mentioned they will be making a return ...

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Airport Awarded $246,890.80 Grant from Arkansas Department of Aeronautics

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport was awarded a $246,890.80 grant by the state to replace the lighting system on runway 17-35 and to purchase a new regulator. Will Robbins, manager of the airport, traveled to Little Rock on Wednesday to present the grant paperwork to the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics. The grant is an 80/20 grant, meaning ...

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‘Mena’ – A Movie Script Reportedly Sells for $1 Million on CIA Cartel Drug Runner – Ron Howard ‘Slated’ to be Director

BY LEANN DILBECK Barry Seals, a well-known name to those familiar with Mena history, is reportedly the focus of a new movie script by Gary Spinelli and has reportedly sold for $1 million to Universal Studios.  Seals allegedly is the man who ran drugs across state lines operating out of the Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport in the 1980’s. Deadline reported Feb. ...

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