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…]
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…]