When Steve Mason, the Maine Liaison for the Recreational Aviation Foundation, found out that the town of Norridgewock, Maine, would not maintain a turf airstrip at Central Maine/Norridgewock Airport (KOWK), he sprang into action.
The municipal airport has multiple asphalt runways, plus the parallel turf airstrip. Mason received a grant from the RAF to reclaim and enhance safety at the airstrip.
“The grass runway is used frequently by GA pilots, and serves the Central Maine flying community,” Mason said.
The project consisted of grading the airstrip, then reseeding it. It took two days to complete.
The RAF grant provided for equipment and fuel, while seven volunteers provided labor, including volunteers from Maine Fish and Wildlife and Morgan Aviation.