FARGO — Members of the National Air Transportations Association stopped by the Fargo Air Museum Monday, Oct. 19 to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on rural aviation with local leaders.

Senior Vice President Ryan Waguespack along with the Managing Director of Industry and Regulatory Affairs Megan Eisenstein spoke in an informal roundtable format about how Fargo's rural nature has hurt and helped local aviation compared to the more urban areas such as Minneapolis and St. Paul.

James Sweeny, President and Co-Founder of the Fargo Jet Center, and other North Dakota Aviation officials explained why they believe the rural environment serves as a runway for economic and job recovery and replacement.

Following this discussion, the pair from N.A.T.A. will visit aviation centers in Grand Forks and Minot in the coming days.

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