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August 2015
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From the XD's Desk: KSLN Airport Management Interns Complete an Excellent Summer

The Salina Airport Authority has benefited from the excellent performance of three K-State Salina airport management interns. Over the summer months; Scott McDonald, Zackary Dahl and Josh Sellards have taken on responsibilities and tasks that have touched every aspect of airport operations, safety, security, maintenance, special events, finance and marketing. Key projects completed by the interns include operations specialist training, economic impact study preparation, business jet marketing (KSLN is "America's Fuel Stop"), airport master plan update support, budget preparation, and building management.  The trio was instrumental in successfully supporting NASA and NOAA aircraft that deployed to KSLN for atmospheric research missions this summer.
Scott, Zackary and Josh are the next generation of airport executives. Their contributions to the operations of the Salina Regional Airport will be long lasting. Their contributions to the airport management industry are yet to be realized, but will be noteworthy.
Thank you Scott, Zackary and Josh. You will always have my support and appreciation for a job well done.
Tim Rogers, A.A.E.
Executive Director
Salina Airport Authority
Salina Regional Airport


In The Spotlight: Joshua Sellards
The Salina Airport Authority board of directors and staff are  proud of those students selected to our internship program, but this semester's interns offer more than the usual Wildcat pride.
Joshua Sellards grew up in a small town in Bridgeport, Texas. Once he graduated from high school, he started attending Weatherford Community College. Josh mostly took general educational units while attending Weatherford. After one year of attending college, Josh developed a passion for the military. On September 11, 2007, Josh flew to San Diego, Calif. where he would begin his enlisted period as a computer specialist for the Marines.
After becoming a Marine, Josh then spent the next year training up for the biggest trip of his life- a deployment to the Middle East. Between January 2009 and August 2009, Josh spent his time walking the desert sands of Iraq. Josh preformed any communication requirements for the 2st Battalion, 1nd Marines. His last two years in the Marine Corps, he was given the duty of the regiment Navy Marine Corps Intranet administrator. As the administrator, he managed more than 1200 users and 800 machines throughout the regiment.
After four years of enlistment, Josh made the choice to fulfill his dream and earn his degree in aviation. He has been attending Kansas State University for the last three years in the pursuit of an Airport Management degree. In that time, Josh has also held a position as a department manager for Dick's Sporting Goods. His short term goal is to graduate in May 2016 and move into an airport management position.

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CSeries aircraft performs "Velocity Minimum Unstick Testing" and it is one of the most fascinating flight tests in the certification schedule - direct from Salina, Kansas. Follow Bombardier at

Three K-State Salina students represent university in all-female Air Race Classic
K-State Salina's Air Race Classic team in front of the race aircraft. Front row: Alisha Kelso, team member. Back row, from left: Karen Morrison, pilot; and Summer Gajewski, copilot.

It's a race that rewards composure as much as it does velocity;it requires intuition along with learned skills; and the last place finisher could actually be the overall winner. It's called the Air Race Classic - a competition for female aviators who journey across more than 2,200 miles, making nine stops in four days.


Putting all of their knowledge - education and instinct - to the test, three K-State Salina students took part in the race that began in Fredericksburg, Virginia on June 22 and finished in Fairhope, Alabama on June 25. Team pilot, Karen Morrison, senior in professional pilot and airport management; team copilot, Summer Gajewski, senior in professional pilot and technology management; and team member, Alisha Kelso, senior in professional pilot, faced a variety of challenges during the competition including flying in high-density traffic and low altitude flybys at unfamiliar airports. The women also had to make piloting decisions based on tail wind, weather and altitude scenarios.

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 Sharp Performance Youth Camps and Events



Sharp Performance Baseball Showcase


The Sharp Performance Baseball Showcase is the final opportunity of the summer for athletes to get verified test results and position specific evaluations. Athletes will be tested in drills such as home to first, 60-yd dash, exit velocity, catcher pop times, and will be evaluated in hitting and pitching drills.  Results will be sent to college coaches across the Mid-West. Media Coverage will be provided by Prep Baseball Report Kansas -Top Performers will have results and profiles posted online at Prep Baseball Report Kansas. 


Dari Testing



Dari is brining their Organic Motion 3D motion capture system to Sharp Performance Headquarters!


This state of the art technology allows us to capture the movement of our athletes. The system will intelligently analyze each movement the athlete creates during his or her sport and the results will allow us to apply specific training protocols to decrease the risk of injury and increase the performance of the athlete.





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