The U.S. Marines and Navy will bring approximately 500 tons of equipment and tools to Catalina Island the week of Dec. 17, 2018, to prepare for the January arrival of more than 100 Marines and Navy Seabees who will repair the aging main runway at the Catalina Island Conservancy’s Airport in the Sky. [Read more…]
Go ahead. Make all the lightbulb jokes you want.
Colorado’s Centennial Airport (KAPA) is laughing all the way to the bank — and has reduced its airfield energy footprint by more than 46,000 kilowatt-hours.
As a matter of fact, the 50-year-old airport’s bright idea to reduce energy usage on the airfield has been lauded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. [Read more…]
Students and their families descended on DuPage Airport (KDPA) in West Chicago, Illinois, for one last summer celebration before the start of school.
Hosted by the DuPage Airport Authority and the City of West Chicago, the Second Annual Back to School Celebration, held Aug. 28, 2018, educated young minds on the world of aviation and gave neighbors a firsthand look at one of the region’s busiest general aviation airports. [Read more…]
Regular contributor Larry Stencel sent in this brief story about how general aviation airports are not just for GA: “During a widespread severe weather event in central Wisconsin west of Oshkosh on Aug. 28, 2018, two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters from the Army National Guard 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment at Shelbyville, Indiana, elected to make a precautionary landing at the Wautoma Municipal Airport (Y50) in Wisconsin. [Read more…]
Now under construction at DeLand Municipal Airport-Sidney H Taylor Field (KDED) in Florida is a new airport administration building.
The new 6,000-square-foot building will house the airport manager and staff offices, a 76-seat meeting room, a kitchenette, a pilot lounge, and a 24-hour accessible locker room. Located near the flight line, the project also includes a connecting expansion of the airport apron.
WINTHROP, Washington – Methow Valley State Airport (S52) reopened July 3, 2018, with a new runway after a 45-day temporary closure to rehabilitate the 22-year-old pavement. [Read more…]
The FAA recently announced significant changes to the flight and ground operations, as well as communications, at non-towered airports. There are some important updates all pilots need to know about. Traffic patterns have changed, as have arrival and departure procedures, and the way pilots communicate intentions.
WINGsREALITY Edu is hosting a webinar on Thursday, June 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. ET, to discuss these important changes. [Read more…]
Officials with the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) are calling a court’s decision to deny — on procedural grounds — the association’s petition to overturn a questionable agreement between the FAA and the city of Santa Monica regarding Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) “disappointing.”
But NBAA officials note the ruling does not address the merits of NBAA’s legal filing and that work to keep the historic airport open continues. [Read more…]