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.
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 officials.
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 from 75,000 pounds to 100,000 pounds.
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, in central New Jersey. They own 726 acres, which includes Solberg-Hunterdon Airport (KN51). The family will spend a good part of the summer in court fighting the township’s attempts to acquire their property through eminent domain. Eminent domain is the government’s power to take private property for public use.
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.
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 revealed funding gaps.
The first phase of the study found that the state’s 134 public-use airports will need $3.6 billion in projects during the next 20 years. WSDOT’s Airport Aid Program provides an average of $1.1 million in state airport grants per year. During the 20-year study period the state grant program is forecasted to average $1.4 million per year. WSDOT estimates an average of $12 million per year is needed to meet the state’s portion of the overall $3.6 billion in project needs.
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)
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 “Santa Monica Voters Decide Initiative” collected approximately 6,000 more signatures than needed to win a place on the November ballot.
TERRELL, Texas — The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) has named Terrell Municipal Airport “General Aviation Airport of the Year.”
In its continuing fight to save Ocean Ridge Airport (E55) near Gualala, Calif., the Bower family has launched a campaign on Smallknot, an online crowdsourcing site for small businesses. According to a report on AVweb, the family needs to raise $60,000 to put an asphalt slurry coating on the runway. The California Department of Transportation has ordered that the crumbling runway be fixed.