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Dick Holbert.

Name: Dick Holbert Age: 48 Title: President of Central Flying Service

Little Rock Regional Airport's new runway already is handling air traffic. Suddenly, the growth opportunities at the airport seem limitless.

Dick Holbert has been doing his part to keep the momentum going as chairman of the Arkansas Aviation Historical Society. That organization kicked off a capital drive in April to develop an air museum, which is to join the Aerospace Technology High School as part of the planned 19.8-acre Aerospace Education Center.

A fund-raising drive for the museum has topped $3.5 million. There's a goal of $6.5 million. The Little Rock School District already has budgeted $6 million for the school.

"It has been another year of working on the Aerospace Center," Holbert says.

The school district applied for a $4-million federal grant last year, but the grant was not approved.

Holbert also is chairman of a newly formed industry advisory group. The unnamed local organization is an informal coalition that promotes airport operations and provides marketing, lobbying and information services.

Meanwhile, Central Flying Service continues to do well, employing 160 people and generating revenues of $18 million.
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Title Annotation:Our 30 for the 90's - An Update
Publication:Arkansas Business
Date:Sep 16, 1991
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