Duane DuRay has been the Airport Manager at Sawyer International Airport for nearly eight years. Previously, he was Airport Manager for the Gogebic/Iron County Airport. DuRay graduated from the Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in 1990. In 2019, DuRay was named "Airport Manager of the Year" by the Michigan Association of Airport Executives.
Sawyer International Airport Manager Duane DuRay gives an excellent overview of the funding challenges that face Sawyer and other regional airports across the U.S., how these airports get their funding, and the types of projects and operations the funding is used for.
Sawyer International Airport Manager Duane DuRay illustrates the current landscape of airports in the rural U.P., and the challenges faced by the airports, airlines, and communities.