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Blackwell honored

The Aviation Council of Alabama recently honored South Alabama Regional Airport executive director Jed Blackwell with its Excellence in Aviation award.

ACA director Russ Kilgore said the award is selected by the group’s board of directors on the basis of the accomplishments of the airport manager

“Jed does deserve that,” Kilgore said. “He’s done a great job.”

Blackwell began working at the airport in 2002 as a refueler, then a supervisor, administrator, and eventually, executive director.