New Hangar, Landing System Projects Begun
The Perry-Houston County Airport
Authority in Macon, GA has begun moving on two major projects years
in the planning: a new, larger hangar, and installation of
PXE is a public general aviation airport that caters to private
planes and corporate jets, but currently not commercial air
traffic, according to WMAZ-13. It currently handles about 60
flights per day... and the Airport Authority wants to see that
The airport authority has also hired a new manager, Patsy Goff.
"It's just busting out all over now, and I just feel so blessed to
be here and be a part of it," she said.
Goff said the new hangar will house 14 private planes owned by
pilots who will pay for gas, rental fees and taxes. She voiced
hopes the Airport Authority takes this opportunity to continue
building in an effort to attract bigger business.
"There's potential for, hopefully, avionics, and more executive
jets to come, and it has a lot of potential to add to the local
community," she said.
The airport's second significant project is the installation of
a glideslope. Currently, aircraft cannot land if the ceiling is
below 400 feet.
"That gives us an opportunity to have pilots plan to come to
Perry because they know, even if the weather down to minimum,
they'll be able to land here and conclude their business," said Art
McDonald, airport authority chairman.
Without the new glideslope, business could fly right by Houston
County, he said.
"If they come in here and like what the airport, it's entirely
possible they're going to ask more questions about the community
and that'll give the entire community the opportunity to put their
best foot forward," he said.
According to McDonald, the hangar will be complete in four to
six weeks while the glide slope will take two years to fully
He said the next priority for the airport authority is locating
funds to expand the terminal or even build a new one.