Kansas Transportation secretary announces aviation committee appointees

Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King has named new members to the Kansas Aviation Advisory and Review Committee.

The committee advises the secretary on aviation matters and reviews current and proposed programs.

Members include Kansas pilots, airport representatives, air ambulance personnel and others.

Members include Missy Knott of Newton, chief operating officer of LifeTeam; Shelli Swanson of Salina, Salina Airport Authority director of administration and finance; Jason Wojteczko of Derby, owner of Compass Rose Aviation; Andy Hineman of Scott City, Spencer Flight and Education Center; Brian Youngers of Wichita, Signature Flight Support station manager; Ken Brock of Pittsburg, owner and founder of Names and Numbers; Kurt Barnhart of Salina, Kansas State University Salina, and Tim Tyree of the Kansas Association of Aerial Applicators and owner of Tyree Ag of Kinsley.

Nate Hinkel has been hired as marketing and outreach manager in the Division of Aviation. Hinkel will be based in Wichita.