Vermilion Regional Airport Authority is pleased to announce the hiring of Teresa “Tess” Cook as our Vermilion Regional Airport Manager and welcomes Tess to her new office today - June 7, 2023. Tess is from Lexington, KY and has relocated to Danville with long-term partner Lane Bradford and is eager to continue the transformational stewardship of Vermilion Regional Airport. Tess earned her Bachelor of Science, Aeronautics degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University’s Arizona campus in 2021. Her hard work and dedication earned Tess a high GPA and Deans list honors throughout her time with Embry Riddle. Embry Riddle is the premier Aeronautical and Aerospace University in the U.S. Flying Cessna 172’s in the Embry Riddle Flight Program has yielded over 100 hours of flight time including being a Part 107 Certified Drone Pilot. This Aeronautical knowledge and skill will serve Tess well in the Airport Manager role as she understands the role of airports in the National Airspace System. Prior to Vermilion Regional Airport, Tess worked for Silent Falcon as a professional drone pilot providing PCI pavement indexing services and data analysis to U.S. airports. A critical function for planning the life, maintenance and refurbishment of an airports most valuable and expensive infrastructure asset the runways, taxiways and apron / ramps.