GA Not Flourishing At New NW Florida Airport | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On ANN

ADR 02.20.17

Airborne 02.20.17

Airborne 02.14.17

Airborne 02.15.17

Airborne 02.16.17

Airborne 02.17.17

Airborne-HD On YouTube

ADR 02.20.17

Airborne 02.20.17

Airborne 02.14.17

Airborne 02.15.17

Airborne 02.16.17

Airborne 02.17.17

Sat, Jul 10, 2010

GA Not Flourishing At New NW Florida Airport

Hangars Not Ready, Sit Empty Two Months After Opening

The GA hangars at the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (KECP) are still empty nearly two months after the facility officially opened, and pilots say they are not comparable to what they have at their old home.

There are 60 GA hangars on the property of the new airport, but a spokeswoman for Bay Aircraft Owners, an organization of pilots in the region, says multiple problems still exist. Mary Stittman says the hangar size and power sources don't meet contract specifications, and Randy Curtis, the airport executive director, says things like drainage problems have slowed the county's approval of the facilities. "If there are areas that are not in compliance then the contractor will have to make those corrections," he told television station WMBB. Stittman said GA pilots were also disappointed that no crosswind runway was constructed when the new airport was built .

In the meantime, GA pilots are operating from the old Panama City airport (KPFN), but it has lost its control tower and there is no fuel available. Stittman says that when the weather is marginal, pilots are forced to land at the new airport, where parking facilities are scarce, or go to nearby Marianna airport (KMAI). That airport is reportedly courting Panama City pilots with discounts on fuel.

The GA hangars at the new airport were promised by June 3rd, but the complications have pushed that back until July 31st at the earliest.

FMI: http://iflybeaches.com

Advertisement

More News

Klyde Morris (02.20.17)

Klyde's Still On SpaceX's Case... As Usual FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

SpaceX Falcon 9 Back In ISS Delivery Biz

Eighth Successful First Stage Landing/Recovery Looked Almost Easy... They're back in the ISS delivery business as a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 9:39 a.m. EST, Sunday. Abou>[...]

Napa Jet Center (KAPC) To Offer Expanded Maintenance Services

Textron Aviation Selects Napa Jet Center For Maintenance Of Bonanza/Baron Series Napa Jet Center (KAPC) has been selected by Textron Aviation to add the Beechcraft Authorized Servi>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.20.17)

“One of the main uses for the UAS will be for high-risk situations such as someone barricaded in a home or building. The UAS will allow us to get a bird’s-eye view and >[...]

Moore County, NC SheriffÂ’s Office Purchases UAS

Will Be Employed For A Variety Of Law Enforcement Operations Sheriff Neil Godfrey announced today that the Moore County Sheriff’s Office has purchased an Unmanned Aircraft Sy>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC