Complaint filed to keep Santa Monica Airport open

Posted on July 8th, 2014 by

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has joined with aviation businesses, other GA organizations and individuals in a complaint filed with the FAA July 2 to ensure that Santa Monica Airport (SMO) remains open after 2015. Continue Reading →

24-hour fuel service now available at Alaska’s McGrath Airport

Posted on July 8th, 2014 by

Crowley’s Alaska fuel sales and distribution group has unveiled McGrath Airport’s first aviation fuel card lock system, offering pilots the convenience of 24-hour refueling services at one of the region’s busiest airfields. Continue Reading →

Upgrades planned at Knoxville Airport

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Knoxville area will see no disruption of flights at the McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), even as a six-year, $108 million airport modernization program is embarked upon, the most extensive project in the airport’s history, according to airport... Continue Reading →

BJC main runway reopens first week in July

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by

By Babette André, AOPA Airport Support Network Volunteer Runway 29R-11L at Rocky Mountain Metro Airport (BJC) in Colorado reopens the first week in July after a $9- million project that reconstructed the entire 9,000-foot surface, upgraded lighting and signage and increased runway bearing capacity... Continue Reading →

KN51 in the middle of a tug of war

Posted on June 29th, 2014 by

How would you feel if the local government was trying to acquire property that had been in your family since 1939 — whether you wanted them to or not? That is the situation facing the Solberg family in Readington Township,... Continue Reading →

Pilots take control of day-to-day operations at O52

Posted on June 29th, 2014 by

Pilots involved with the Sutter Buttes Regional Aviation Association (SBRAA) will take over day-to-day operations at Sutter County Airport (O52) in Northern California on Tuesday, July 1. Continue Reading →

Washington Airport Investment Study ‘solutions phase’ kicks off

Posted on June 25th, 2014 by

Washington state’s Airport Investment Study is now in its second phase to identify potential solutions to meet Washington’s aviation system needs. The study’s advisory committee recommended that the Washington State Department of Transportation initiate this second “Solutions Phase” after the first phase... Continue Reading →

ISM hangar receives aviation project of the year award

Posted on June 24th, 2014 by

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — An airport hangar, constructed jointly between Kissimmee Gateway Airport and SunState Aviation, recently received the award for Aviation Project of the Year for Architecture, given by the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (SEC-AAAE) Continue Reading →

Signatures submitted for Santa Monica ballot measure

Posted on June 15th, 2014 by

More than 15,500 signatures were filed with the Santa Monica City Clerk on June 10 in support of a charter amendment that would let voters decide the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport. According to a report at AOPA.org, the... Continue Reading →

Terrell Municipal Airport named Texas GA Airport of the Year

Posted on June 14th, 2014 by

TERRELL, Texas — The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) has named Terrell Municipal Airport “General Aviation Airport of the Year.” Continue Reading →