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Two Sanibel residents elected to board by Page Field Association

By Staff | Dec 16, 2009

On Tuesday, the Page Field Association announced the election of 2010 board officers. The election took place at the association’s Dec. 9 meeting.

Sanibel residents named as officers are Don Abbott, president, and Allan Lane, vice president. Association officers elected to serve another term are Bob Bouser, treasurer, and John Richardson, secretary. Glenn Frith, immediate past president, will remain as an advisor to the board after having served two terms as president.

Abbott is an instrument rated commercial, single and multi-engine pilot. He flies a F33A Bonanza for business and classic Ercoupe for pleasure. He has successfully launched many businesses and products, including Abbott Productions, a television marketing company he founded in Indianapolis in 1965. In 1981, he relocated the company to Fort Myers.

Among Abbott’s several inventions is Pulselite aviation safety lighting. Currently, he is launching the American Air Campers Association, an organization he founded to serve those involved in the sport of camping by airplane (www.americanaircampers.com).

Lane is past Chairman/CEO of the National Business Aircraft Association. He is the retired director of Worldwide Flight Operations for the combined Amoco and British Petroleum companies. Lane is a 13,000-hour, accident free airline transport pilot with over 9,000 hours of jet time. He holds an FAA certified flight instructor rating for instrument and multi-engine airplanes.

In 2004, Lane received the John P. Doswell award for life-long individual achievement for support of the goals and objectives of business aviation. He currently owns a twin engine Piper Aztec based at Page Field.

Page Field Association serves as a forum for users and supporters of the airport to enhance and promote safe ground and flight operations; communication among airport users; Page Field’s economic development and value to the community, and relations with government and public officials and organizations influencing operations.