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Monday, June 11, 2018

Sabo named new director of Winchester Regional Airport

Nicholas Sabo
     The Winchester Regional Airport Authority announced that Nicholas Sabo will be the new executive director of the airport and will begin working July 9th.
Sabo most recently served as the assistant manager of the Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, Md., and taught aviation curriculum at the Community College of Baltimore County as an adjunct faculty member.
     Sabo will replace the airport’s current executive director, Serena “Renny” Manuel who has worked at the airport in various roles for 32 years. She announced in January that she will retire this summer and her last day as executive director will be July 31st. She plans to spend time traveling with her husband during retirement.
     The Winchester Regional Airport is located at 491 Airport Road and is operated and maintained with a staff of five to include the airport director, operations supervisor, account clerk and two maintenance staff. The Authority also owns and operates Winchester Aviation, the fixed- base operator for the airport, which has six employees who provide services such as fueling and parking.
     As executive director, Sabo will have to ensure that the airport complies with federal and state regulations and orders. He will also work with local jurisdictions to continue the development of the airport to accommodate growth and future needs.
     Sabo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Purdue University and a master of aeronautical science degree from Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University.
     After completing his undergraduate program, Sabo was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force as an airfield operations officer. During his military career, Sabo managed airfield operations at two stateside locations, completed two overseas deployments, and obtained a Control Tower Operator certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Sabo is a private pilot and is recognized as an Accredited Airport Executive by the American Association of Airport Executives. In his spare time he enjoys music, travel and spending time with his wife, Mary and son, Henry.