FORT MYERS, Florida – The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $13.6 million grant to Page Field (FMY), a general aviation airport operated by the Lee County Port Authority (LCPA). [Read more…]
The board of directors of Chicago Executive Airport have again rejected pilots’ request for self-serve fuel, continuing a stalemate over high gas prices. According to a story in the Chicago Tribune, the board voted unanimously against offering self-service aviation gas, despite a petition from nearly 200 pilots asking for it.
According to one board member, self-serve fueling stations would compete with the airport’s FBOs.
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WHEELING, Ill. – Pilots and aircraft owners at Chicago Executive Airport have created a petition to encourage the airport’s board of directors to install self-serve aviation fuel on the airport.
“It’s kind of as if your town wouldn’t allow gas stations to offer self-serve pumps,” said Madeleine Monaco, president of the Chicago Executive Pilots Association (CEPA). “The result would be people taking their business to neighboring towns to save on gas prices. The same thing is happening at Chicago Executive.” [Read more…]
By JAMES J. PIEKLO
You know the type. They move next to a railroad track or an airport then immediately start complaining about the noise.
I happen to live directly under the flight path of Ocean City Municipal Airport (26N) in New Jersey, and I don’t mind the noise in the least. Our in-house VHF radio is tuned not only to the Ocean City Unicom, but also to our near-by “large” airport, Atlantic City International Airport (KACY).
Even since I can remember I wanted to fly. To this day I remember a doctor telling me that my eyes would never allow that happen. [Read more…]
ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — The Hamilton County Airport Authority Board of Directors has named Brad Cozza the first full-time director of the Indianapolis Executive Airport (KTYQ).
He will oversee the daily operations and maintenance, infrastructure development, and marketing initiatives for the general aviation airport. [Read more…]
Now that summer is officially here, people across the United States are bracing for the heat. In Oklahoma, where weather is — to put it mildly — extreme, aviation officials work to make sure pilots remain safe and airports functional. [Read more…]
The FAA’s final policy on the non-aeronautical use of airport hangars appears in the June 15th edition of the Federal Register and will take effect on July 1, 2017.
The FAA is issuing the policy to clarify how aviation facilities — including hangars — can be used on airports that receive federal funds. The final policy strikes a balance between hangar use for aviation and non-aviation purposes, according to FAA officials. [Read more…]