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The $1 million man
Mans passion for flying translates into support for animal shelter
Austin Meyer with cats
Austin Meyer with his pet cats. Meyer has pledged up to $1 million to match local contributions toward the renovation of a site on Black River Road. - photo by Photo courtesy of The Gillepsie Agency
Austin Meyer was driving along I-77 in Columbia a number of years ago, thinking about a design for a single-engine jet plane. Meyer, who’s designed airplanes for most of his adult life, figured the new jet could get him -- or anyone else, for that matter, where they were going just a little faster. It would just take a bit of engineering … and a few million dollars.

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