Bill Pixley sent in this photo of Runway 03/21 at Venango Regional Airport (KFKL) in Franklin, Pennsylvania. He notes the photo was taken on April 17, 2018, with an an iPhone8. [Read more…]
Any time an airport closes is a sad day. Spanaway Airport (S44) in western Washington recently suffered such a fate. However, airline pilot and flight instructor Ryan Weir was able to rescue one small part of S44. [Read more…]
WINTHROP, Washington – Methow Valley State Airport (S52) will close May 14, 2018, for 85 days for a $5 million project to replace the pavement at the general aviation airport.
According to officials with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the runway is tentatively scheduled to reopen at the end of June to avoid interfering with the expected fire season operations of the United States Forest Service (USFS), conducted by the North Cascades Smokejumper Base (NCSB). The NCSB is prepared to operate out of alternate airports as necessary until construction is completed, state officials noted. [Read more…]
The South Carolina Aeronautics Commission (SCAC) has issued a report showing that Donaldson Field leads the state in economic impact among general aviation airports.
Located at the South Carolina Technology & Aviation Center (SCTAC) in Greenville, S.C., Donaldson Field is the state’s largest general aviation airport, encompassing 1,400 acres.
The airport is an important hub for cargo air freight and serves as a bustling aircraft maintenance and modification center providing everything from major repairs to routine inspections, according to airport officials. Other uses include air charters, hangar and tie-down rental, flight lessons, pilot and aircraft supplies. [Read more…]
Workers are putting the finishing touches on a new putting green at North Carolina’s Moore County Airport (KSOP), which serves the golf-crazy village of Pinehurst, N.C.
“Pinehurst is the golf capital of America,” said Dan Maples, the golf architect who designed the new putting green. “Go anywhere in the world and mention Pinehurst and people know about our village and the story of golf in America.”
The airport already features a large sign that faces the runway and states, “The Aviation Gateway to the Home of American Golf.” [Read more…]
McKINNEY, Texas – McKinney National Airport (KTKI) is hosting an event Friday, April 20, 2018, at 11 a.m. to celebrate the groundbreaking of its new 17,000-square-foot FBO and executive terminal.
The new transient hangar, which broke ground last month, and executive terminal are designed for the McKinney Air Center, which is the FBO providing fuel and services to the aviation community at McKinney National Airport. [Read more…]
The historic Curtiss-Wright Hangar at Hamilton-Owens Field in South Carolina is on the National Register of Historic Places. That makes it difficult — but not impossible — to breath new life into. But that is exactly what’s happened.
By MATT McVICKER
“You should have seen this place back in the 1970s.”
I often hear this phrase passionately tossed around in the FBO lounge. The pilot is usually sucking back a blazing hot cup of coffee that has been curdling on the warmer for hours.
While I acknowledge the glory days of general aviation flying, the truth is, I wasn’t even born yet.
Close neighbor friends introduced me to aviation as a young child in the 1990s. I would gleefully hop in their Piper Chieftain often. I was in love.
The same wonder and excitement many Baby Boomers felt the first time they came to know general aviation has stuck with this Millennial ever since. [Read more…]