Griffiss International Airport and UAS Test Site Overview: January 24th 7:30pm

Russell O. Stark is an aviation professional providing domestic and international aviation experience and innovative leadership for his tenants, customers and staff.

In his presentation, Mr. Stark will cover current and future improvements and operations at the airport as well as long and short-term goals. In addition, past and future Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) testing as well as future infrastructure additions will be provided. His presentation will conclude with a brief discussion on the UAS corridor planned to connect Syracuse and Griffiss. Short videos of some of the UAS tests will be featured during the presentation.

Mr. Stark retired from the U.S. Army with almost 32 years of active duty service. During his time in the military he received qualifications on both helicopters as well as fixed wing airplanes. He attended the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Flight Training Program, numerous Army Aviation qualification courses and has received both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an MBA from City University.  Mr. Stark is a member of the New York Aviation Management Associations committees for Academic Outreach and Training, Chairman of the NYAMA UAS Committee, Affiliate member and Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) Candidate of the American Association of Airport Executives and also serves as an adjunct instructor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

An informal dinner will be held at the SAVOY in Rome on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.  Anyone interested in having dinner with our guest speaker and some Trustees, please contact one of the following on or before Friday, January 20: Fred Haritatos 336-9289 ( or Rich Rabe 336-4205 ( 

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