Terry Hocking recently contributed an article to HometownFocus.us about his favorite day of the week: Wednesday. That’s when the airport bums gather at Range Regional Airport (KHIB) in Hibbing, Minn., for hangar flying and so much more. [Read more…]
Gryphon Sensors, which specializes in drone detection, demonstrated its Skylight system at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) from April 24-28.
A wide variety of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) were flown in an operational airport environment to test the capability of the system to detect, track, classify and display threats. [Read more…]
The U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit has referred an agreement by the FAA and the city of Santa Monica, California, to close Santa Monica Municipal Airport to a merits panel for further review about the legality of the settlement agreement.
This May 4, 2017, ruling defers the FAA’s motion for dismissal of the review, according to officials with the National Business Aviation Association.
However, the court denied NBAA’s request for a stay and an injunction to keep the city from shortening the runway at SMO. [Read more…]
The airport, which had about 115,500 operations in 2016, expected to have anywhere between 8,000 and 9,000 during the week of SUN ’n FUN, according to Gene Conrad, airport manager.
“And those are just operations on the pavement,” he said. “We don’t count the operations on Paradise Field in Paradise City, but that could be anywhere from 300 to 500 a day.” [Read more…]
The City of Santa Monica, California, has selected Aeroplex Group Partners, a division of the Aeroplex/Aerolease Group, to provide interim management of Santa Monica Municipal Airport’s (SMO) self-serve fueling station starting April 16, 2017, following the scheduled departure of American Flyers, the tenant that has been maintaining the facility.
Pocono Mountain Municipal Airport (6PN4) in Pennsylvania hopes to start a $4 million expansion project this summer, according to a report from the local ABC affiliate WNEP.
New hangars and a new terminal are included in the first phase of the project, which is expected to begin in July. A second phase will include a new fuel dispensing station, and there is talk of adding a restaurant in the future, the report notes.