Wings Over the Rockies encourages renaming airport
I am pleased to write on behalf of Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum to encourage consideration of naming (Granby Airport) in honor of Emily Howell Warner. We were pleased to learn of this possibility from the Colorado 99s and Colorado Pilots Association.Wings Over the Rockies is Colorado’s Official Air & Space Museum. Our mission is “to educate and inspire people of all ages through the past, present and future endeavors of aviation and space.” Colorado is a leader in aviation and space, and Wings is engaged in advancing our mission to sustain that leadership.Emily Howell Warner is a longstanding member of the Board of Directors of Wings Over the Rockies. We have honored her with our “Spreading Wings” award as one of the “First Ladies of Air & Space,” and I am sure you are aware of many national awards and recognitions which have been bestowed upon her. At Wings, she has displayed a leadership passion for our “Spreading Wings” educational outreach mission to inspire learning and values from the motivational context of flight.Our programs served nearly 30,000 young people in 2009, including students in 30 districts and charter schools around Colorado. You may be aware we visited your airport a few years ago as part of an educational “barnstorm tour” around Colorado. Although she is a legend in aviation circles, Emily is very much a product of her experiences at GNB, and I believe a part of her heart will always be there. Your airport can legitimately claim itself to be the place that helped make Emily what she has become.Thank you for the opportunity to encourage favorable consideration of honoring Emily Howell Warner together with your fine airport in perpetuity. I believe I may speak for future Emily’s and others who will be inspired to follow in her footsteps.Gregory J. AndersonPresident & CEOWings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
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