HAVRE, Mont. – You are retired from a 50-year career as a farmer and aerial applicator. What next? If you are Roger Lincoln, you and your wife Mable go into partnership with friends Tony and Katherine Dolphay and open MRKT Aviation Fuel on the Havre City/County Airport (KHVR) in Montana.
Truth be told, MRKT Aviation Fuel bought out the former operator, said airport manager Terry Knowlton.
“The prior FBO had been at the airport for 20-plus years. The previous airport management team kind of let the airport go a little bit,” noted Knowlton. “We had no Jet A for six months until MRKT bought out the former FBO.”
Today, Jet A and 100LL are available. MRKT even added another fuel truck. While the FBO is open “most daylight hours,” said Lincoln, “we accept call-outs.”
The airport is enjoying a bit of a renaissance. The full length of the 5,200-foot main runway (8/26) is being rehabilitated. Because KHVR has intersecting runways, when the construction team hits the intersection, the “entire airport will be shut down 18 days,” from Aug. 3-22. “It’ll be NOTAMd,” noted Knowlton.
With more than 11,000 hours and nearly 70 years of combined flight experience Lincoln and Dolphay are “open for business in Havre.”
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