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Mason City airport to get new manager

Retiring MC Airport Manager Pam Osgood

MASON CITY – The Mason City airport will be getting a new manager.

The Mason City Airport announced this week that the Airport Commission has approved the appointment of David Sims as the new Airport Manager. The current Airport Manager, Pamela Osgood, will be retiring in December, after having been employed with the Airport Commission for over 29 years and served as airport manager for the last 17 years.

David Sims, according to a social media post from the Mason City Airport, has worked in Airport Operations for the Mason City Municipal Airport for 13 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management from Louisiana Tech University. David is a 12 year veteran of the Clear Lake Fire Department, and a chartering member of the Kiwanis Club of Clear Lake. David currently resides with his wife Heather in Clear Lake. He will assume the position of Airport Manager December 9, 2019.

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Congratulations Dave.

Please change the name to The Buddy Holly Express

…good luck in your retirement Pam…and many thanks for your service! Dave will have a large pair of shoes to fill…metaphorically speaking!!!

We are grateful that we finally got direct service to ORD, but it seems expansion of that service may never happen.

This forces would be passengers to find alternates to getting to Chicago (such as ALO or CID), or alter travel dates and times because there were no available seats out of MCW.

Travel to MSP is not an option since it only serves 98 domestic direct destinations daily with a total of 375 flights, and only has 11 carriers. (God forbid if you need to use Terminal 2, it adds an hour or more to your travel waiting for the train and going through Security …again!) That pales in comparison to ORD which has a total of 1,057 flights daily, going to 161 direct domestic destinations, via 48 carriers.

One hopes the new manager will push to expand service to ORD in the future.

What is ORD??

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