By STACEY O. MORRIS, P.E.
Tetra what? Tetrahedron.
Per Webster’s Dictionary, a tetrahedron is defined as “a solid contained by four plane’s faces; a triangular pyramid.” If this sounds like it is getting into too much higher math for you, you are in good company.
But, if you are an airplane pilot, especially a pilot with a little more experience (i.e. of more advanced years), you may have seen one of these older style wind-direction/runway-in-use indicators at one of the airports you visited. While airport tetrahedrons were more common in the past, a few airports still have working examples today.[Read more…]
Several hundred people attended the annual open house at Kalispell City Airport (S27) in Montana on June 15, 2019.
Besides a fly-in, there was also classic car and motorcycle and boat displays, reports Glenn Brasch, the man behind AirportCourtesyCars.com and a frequent contributor to General Aviation News.[Read more…]
Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (KCOS) was chose as the 2019 Colorado Airport of the Year by the Colorado Department of Transportation Division of Aeronautics.
This is the first award of its kind presented by the Colorado Division of Aeronautics that will annually recognize a Colorado public-use airport that exhibits outstanding contributions to the Colorado airport system, according to state aviation officials.[Read more…]
The Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM) has an annual total economic impact of more than $190 million, according to a Florida DOT study.
The 2019 Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study reports an annual total economic impact of $190,943,000, which is an increase of $81.8 million from findings in a similar report published in 2013.[Read more…]
Jasper County Airport (KRZL) in Rensselaer, Indiana, hosted its third annual Aviation Career Day and Open House May 10, 2019.
According to Ray Seif, airport manager, the event attracted around 1,200 students, as well as their parents, teachers, school administrators, volunteers, and community members.
“While exploring multiple aviation static displays and hearing from over three dozen industry professionals, event-goers learned about aviation while having fun,” he said.[Read more…]
Work to renovate aircraft parking at Methow Valley State Airport (S52) in Washington state begins May 28, 2019.
Once the work is completed in approximately 30 days, the long-awaited airport layout expansion will give pilots access to an updated tie-down area, according to airport officials.[Read more…]
BREEZY POINT, Minnesota — On the fifth annual Airport Day on May 4, 2019, executives of the Breezy Point Airport announced a name change in honor of their longtime airport manager.
The airport is now officially named Breezy Point Airport at Muller Field in honor of Vietnam Veteran and two decade airport manager Cliff Muller.[Read more…]
HOQUIAM, Washington — There’s never a good time to close an airport for an extended period of time.
On the Pacific Coast of Washington, the summer is vital to airport operations. And yet, a drainage project at the Port of Grays Harbor’s Bowerman Airport will prompt a full closure of the runway, main taxiway, fuel island, and apron from July 8, 2019, through Sept. 4, 2019.[Read more…]