Central Region Director's Reports

Central Region Director's Reports

  • Austin Helms, Regional Director

April 2021

BRISTOW- ristow’s Jones Airport has several projects currently in the works. The old runway is being converted to the new parallel taxiway with an expected completion around the end of the year. There is work toward a new self-serve fuel system that will add Jet-A fuel to Bristow’s services, along with plans for a new terminal building. This new terminal will be built close to the main entrance of the airfield.  On March 11th, Consolidated Turbines also hosted a ground breaking ceremony at the airport to add a 19,000 square feet manufacturing and repair facility to their airport. This facility will help the company employee approximately 100 employees over the next 5 years working on the Pratt Whitney turboprop and turboshaft engines.

CHANDLER – Working with LBR engineering to go out to bid in late April for a runway seal coat and restriping project. Chandler is also working on exploring future hangar development of three 60 x 60 hangars.

CLARENCE E. PAGE - At Clarence E. Page plans are in the works for the FBO ramp rehab project.

CUSHING –  During the February winter storms the Staff at Cushing were able to keep the airport open and customers flying. On March 30th Cushing Airport Director Mike Middleton was able to meet with Lawmakers at the capital as part of OAOAs Legislative Committee, helping promote aviation and airports in Oklahoma.  Cushing Airport is working with OAC to start an Aviation program at Drumright High School. This program will work to get students out to the airport and allow them the opportunity to get their private pilot certificate. To help this program, Cushing is working to establish a flight school at the airport. June 4th through 6th has been confirmed for the 2021 Cushing Fly In. This year they are building on 2020’s success to have a bigger and better event. There is plans for vendors, WW2 aircraft, reenactors, and a car and plane show during the fly in.

EL RENO- Traffic is picking up going into the spring/summer flying season. So far this year Operations and Fuel Sale numbers are climbing and are well ahead of last year’s numbers. The airport is exploring new advertising possibilities and is currently receiving applications for a new seasonal position. For the new terminal project, the design has been completed and the airport will begin receiving bids on May 4th. El Reno is utilizing Lochner for consultant services. The 2nd Annual El Reno Fly In is scheduled for September 25th from 1-7pm. Along with jets and warbirds, there is plans to have a live band with plenty of vendors and booths available.

GUTHRIE EDMOND REGIONAL AIRPORT –  The main ramp rehab project has been completed and is now open to traffic. With completion of this, the airport is gearing up for summer operations. Guthrie is also working on creating a summer internship that would run from June-July. The annual Summer Aviation Camp is being planned for June 18th from 9am-3pm with 14 spots available. This event will partner with Sooner Flight Academy and on June 18th will be working with the EAA Young Eagles program to fly the students in a light aircraft. Guthrie also plans to host its Annual Fly In on September 18th from 9am to 2pm. This event will have all kinds of aircraft on display, Commemorative Airforce based at Guthrie, the Sooner Flight Academy, along with much more.

KINGFISHER- Everything is going good at Kingfisher. They have fuel for sale and are looking at state funding to expand the airport apron area. This expansion will be part of a multi-phase project that started with the runway work a few years ago. This phase of work would also improve the runway approach areas and areas around the hangars and fuel pumps.

NORMAN – MAX WESTHEIMER –  The airport just finished up brick repairs on the terminal. This work was completed on some of the original brick work dating to WW2. Westheimer also just finished the internship application process for the 2021 summer internship that will be from June-July.  The 14th Annual Aviation Festival is also scheduled for October 2nd from 9am to 2pm. There will aircraft on display, tower tours, along with an activity center hosted by the Sooner Flight Academy.

OKC (Will Roger World Airport) –  The construction on the terminal expansion project is about 65% complete and there are hopes to open some of the new space in late summer.  Another project under way is the replacement of the moving walkways in the underground tunnel.  Currently the tunnel is closed to allow the replacement of the moving walkways and the goal is to have the tunnel reopen in June. Enplanements are starting to pick up and have stayed steady since spring break. OKC is around 40% below 2019 enplanement levels, which is a dramatic improvement from last year at this time. 

PERRY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT – The airport worked hard during the snow events earlier in 2021 and is looking at adding a new snow plow to the equipment inventory to assist in future events. They are now gearing up for spring and summer operations. Nick reported the based crop dusters are up and flying. The airport has started Spraying and Crack sealing on the field with the nicer weather. The new Jet Fuel and Avgas system’s concrete pad and Bollards are poured and they are looking at June for a project completion date.

SEMINOLE- This quarter it was reported that the vacant hangars at Seminole have been filled up fast. Seminole went from 9 spaces filled to only a handful available. The proposed full service FBO services by Taylor Aviation are going to city council the second week in April. If approved Taylor Aviation is ready to start services on April 15th. There is currently an Avgas system on the airport with plans to get a new Jet A truck. Seminole is also utilizing an OAC grant to upgrade runway lighting and REILS to LED. The airport plans to have the runway back open full time the week of May 1st.

SHAWNEE –  The Airport finished their Runway and Taxiway sealcoat project earlier this year and all surfaces are open for use. OSU Fire Safety Training is hosting an Aircraft Fire and Rescue training course at Shawnee Airport and using part of their ramp for stage an aircraft prop. The prop is being brought in from Mizzou Fire Training and the course will train up to 30 students. If successful the course may be offered again in the future. The airport is also in the planning stage to move the Shawnee Army National Guard Operations Center to a proposed site on the West Side of the airport. They are in the beginning phase of working out the land use designation and are looking at 2024 for a potential start date.

STILLWATER –  In February, SWO was able to make it through the snow and ice without having any commercial flight delays due to field condition. We had airport and city crews running 24 hours a day to keep everything running. The new Avgas tank was delivered in early March and is in the final stages of testing and OCC approval. On the North apron project Phase 2 is finished with Phase 3 in full swing. Base concrete is poured and if the good weather holds out we hope to move on the next phase soon.  The South Apron project is complete and open for use. This project added some much needed new concrete to our ramp inventory and is ready for the new OSU flight center operation. The new OSU flight center construction is going good with the foundation poured and completion estimated for September of 2021. In late March the airport was able to do some community outreach with a local organization. The Director and Administrative Coordinator were also able to meet with policymakers at the Oklahoma capital as part of OAOAs legislative committee.

WILEY POST – Things have been going well at Wiley Post. The HVAC renovation project has been completed and the airport is moving along with plans for the Runway 13/31 rehab project.

 

  • Austin Helms, Regional Director

January 2021

Chandler– The airport is currently working on plans for a runway rehab and restripe project planned for this year. They are also nearing completion of a hangar that was relocated during building of the parallel taxiway. This spring there is plans to have a socially distanced public gathering with dignitaries, to officially dedicate the new parallel taxiway. Flight activity has been staying busy overall. Chandler recently had several military Blackhawks stopping in on their way south from Nebraska.


Cushing – Cushing has seen an uptick in traffic after winter weather in December and early January. Mike Middleton reported 13 pipe liners a day coming through on nice days. On December 5th Cushing hosted a land on the line competition with the OSU Flying Aggies. The Aggies along with over 50 spectators utilized the main runway and had 15 aircraft participate. Anyone interested was invited and the airport was able to have a food vendor come out during the event. The airport is hoping to make this an Annual Event in the future. Cushing also has plans to begin crack sealing their taxiway this year.


El Reno - The airport is on schedule to start the new terminal project in spring of this year.Currently the airport is working on renovating some of the existing hangars to better accommodate tenants. El Reno is in the process of getting a permanent aviation themed food truck at the airport, and in the near future the airport will be adding an additional position.
 

Guthrie Edmond Regional Airport – In the fall Guthrie received the Oklahoma Citation of Congratulations from Senator Chuck Hall and a letter of congratulations from Senator Jim Inholfe for receiving OAOA Airport the year award and OAOA Airport Manager of the year. To help celebrate reception of these awards the airport hosted a socially distanced ceremony in the fall.

Contech Inc. and CEC are working on the main ramp rehabilitation that started on November 9th with a planned completion at the end of January. Phase 1 and 2 of the concrete work is complete, with only Phase 2 painting remaining. In total this project will utilize 9000 cubic yards of concrete to replace all existing asphalt on the ramp. Recently the airport completed a new onsite maintenance facility. Around this time the airport was able to install additional cameras
to help security on the airport. Private hangar development has also been going full speed with a new private hangar in the process of receiving its certification of occupancy. Additionally a 50 x 55 hangar recently sold, with another 3 hangars of similar size currently up for sale.

On November 1st with the weather reported as a great day to fly and almost no wind, the Commemorative Air Force A-26 Sierra Hotel performed a high speed taxi, did a 180, and took off on its maiden flight. This event drew a crowd of over 200 people. This was the first flight for the restored aircraft and was deemed a success. More flights are anticipated with the completion of the GOK ramp project. Ultimately the group hopes to be able to sell rides in the aircraft and attend airshows and fly-ins.


Norman Max Westheimer – The taxiway and runway reconstruction project that began in January of 2020 was completed in early December. Final walkthrough was performed right before Christmas and shortly after all runways and taxiways were re-opened.


OKC (Will Roger World Airport) – At Will Rogers to start the year, enplanements were down overall compared to 2019, but there was a several good days over the holidays. Frontier airlines announced nonstop service from OKC to Las Vegas starting in March of 2021. Work is proceeding on the east terminal expansion project that began in 2019. This will add 4
new gates and a new security checkpoint among other amenities.

 

Perry Municipal Airport - Perry has seen an increase in Net Jets and charters this winter from all over the U.S. These aircraft have been bringing people in to hunting ranches in the area, which has been helpful in increasing jet fuel sales. The airport finished a new private 50 x 70 hangar on the field and recently completed the preconstruction meeting for their new fuel system. The contractor for the new system is expected to start initial ground work in the next few weeks. The system is estimated to be up and running by June of this year.


Seminole-
Seminole Airport has been staying busy finishing up a FAA grant project that involved dirt work on a site for 12 new T-hangars. They also received an OAC grant to have new LED runway lighting and REILs installed. Along with this they are expecting a new FBO to be coming on
board in mid-march.


Shawnee –
The airport utilized grants to facilitate a crack repair and seal coat project on Runway 10/28 and Alpha taxiway. The crack repair and seal coat were completed at the end of December. The final painting is still in progress and scheduled to be complete soon.


Stillwater– SWO had the opportunity to host a C-130 flown in by the Texas Air National Guard in December to showcase for OSU students.
The new 20,000 gallon Avgas tank installation project is scheduled for the third week of January. The North apron project is finishing up phase two, with the only remaining item being concrete cure time. After phase two Contech construction will be moving to phase three just
west of the existing phase. On the South Apron project Duit Construction has finished all concrete work and is working on punch list items. This project is expected to be complete by the end of January. The new OSU flight center construction is underway and has an estimated
completion of September of 2021.


Wiley Post – The Spirit of St Louis 2 is a replica of the original Spirit of St. Louis based at Wiley Post. This plane relocated to Wiley Post from California in 2019. The aircraft had its first successful flight on January 8th, 2021. The owners are looking at using this plane to recreate the original Spirit of St. Louis flight over the Atlantic in mid-2021. The plan is to have this plane in France for the 2021 Paris Air Show.

 

  • Austin Helms, Regional Director

October 2020

BRISTOW-  Bristow was recently awarded a 2.7 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. With this funding the Bristow City Council awarded a bid for a parallel taxiway refurbishment. This new taxiway will be located west of the existing runway. The city council awarded the bid to Apec, who hopes to start construction between October and November. This is phase 2 of Bristow’s 3 phase airport update. Phase 3 will include a new terminal and fuel farm.

 

CHANDLER–  Chandler’s aircraft operations have returned to normal with its based King Air and business jet flying regularly. The City Manager James Melson reported all available aircraft hangars are at capacity. Currently the airport is finishing the ongoing parallel taxiway project. The south part of the taxiway is open and the final walkthrough with OAC for the new north taxiway addition was in September. The airport will be hosting an opening ceremony with OAC, government representatives, and other dignitaries.

 

Clarence E Page Municipal Airport- There have normal operations at Clarence E Page and the airport is close to completing plans for the rehabilitation of the FBO ramp.

 

Cushing -  The first annual Cushing Fly in was August 21st through 23rd and was a major success. There was great attendance of aircraft and people over the 3 day event. There was a retired air traffic controller and volunteers from the Oklahoma State University Flying Aggies were able to help out with traffic and ensure safety. The turnout for the fly in was in the range of 6,000 people with 120+ planes. Food and miscellaneous item vendors were also in attendance for the event. The different vendors helped make the experience unique for everyone involved and they hope to incorporate a car show next year. The next fly in is scheduled for March 19-21st.

At the end of September Cushing selected a new engineer. With the new engineer there is plans to work on Cushing’s Capital Improvement plan. The airport also has a new air ambulance Survival Flight 12 now based on the field. The company operates has a Bell 411 helicopter.

 

El Reno-  El Reno hosted its 1st annual Fly in on Saturday August 22nd. There was a great turn out that brought in 84 aircraft and an estimated 2000 people between 9am and 1pm. During the fly in there was also a classic car show with 45 classic cars on display. Preparations began the Thursday before with aircraft and food truck set up. Adam had fellow OAOA members Lance Lamkin from Max Westheimer and Foster Becquet from Stillwater Airport volunteer during the event.

Currently El Reno is working on the design for the new terminal building scheduled to begin work in 2021. On August 28th they start full service Jet Fuel sales with a new Jet A mobile fueler. The airport has also reported an uptick in traffic after the fly in with up to 80 operations on some days.

At the beginning of October Airport Manager Adam Fox was awarded the Nexgen Under 30 award for Aviation. Mr. Fox was selected for his leadership and dedication in aviation.

 El Reno was also able to welcome Senator Jim Inhofe, who flew into El Reno on October 13th with his Grumman Tiger. The Senator was able to meet with Airport Manager Adam Fox and toured the airports new and upgraded facilities. 

 

Guthrie-  OAOA hosted an award ceremony at the Guthrie airport where Lance and Pat presented awards to airport manager Schellon Stanley for airport manager of the year and airport of the year.

The airport has also recently been working on a new large box hangar. The hangar construction started in July with dirt work and by September 30th the construction company was able to finish the hangar’s main doors.

 

Kingfisher-  Kingfisher has reported steady day to day operations.

 

NORMAN – MAX WESTHEIMER –  Max Westheimer has completed two of the three phases for its taxiway reconstruction. With completion of phase 1 Runway 18/36 and Taxiway Charlie have reopened. Phase two involved reconstruction of taxiway Echo, and the southern portion of taxiway Alpha. Phase two saw and early completion, after originally being scheduled to be completed around Thanksgiving. Phase three of the taxiway reconstruction will involve the reconstruction of taxiway Delta.

This year in lieu of the annual fly in that is a September staple of the Oklahoma Aviation Community, the airport hosted a virtual aviation breakfast. The airport traditionally has an in person aviation breakfast the day before the fly in that is hosted by the Norman Chamber of Commerce and local business partners. This year they had the breakfast virtually with guest speaker Lieutenant General Donald Kirkland the commander of Tinker Air Force Base. The breakfast webinar had a great turn out and was an overall success.

 

OKC (Will Roger World Airport) –  Everything is going well at Will Rogers World Airport, with the terminal expansion project proceeding on schedule.

 

OKEMAH –  On August 27th the City of Okemah started the runway overlay. This will be a 2 inch overlay and the project is estimated at 45 days. During the project the runway was closed to aircraft operations.

 

PERRY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT –  In September Perry completed work on a new south airfield gate. They are currently working on a 50 x 70 hangar on the south side of the airfield with an estimated completion by the end of October. The self-service fueling station contract was awarded and the system is estimated to be up and running by the end of the year. There has been an increase in traffic with a good amount of general aviation and crop-dusting activity. Perry had ga aircraft and a citation jet relocated from KPNC due to scheduled runway work. They have also been working on a crack sealing project this summer that has used over 2 pallets of material. In November Perry is looking at hosting a spot landing competition with the OSU flying aggies that could also include food trucks.

 

Prague-  Prague completed construction on the partial parallel taxiway project. During this project they also relocated the wind sock for the airfield. Currently they are exploring the options for future hanger development.

 

SHAWNEE –  The airport recently welcomed the Central Oklahoma Aero Club as a new tenant. The club owns 7 planes including a Piper Apache Twin pa 23, Tecnam P2008, Piper Comanche, (2) Ercoupe 415c, a Zenith ch70, and a Turboprop.

The airports recently received grants to facilitate a crack repair and seal coat project on Runway 10/20 and Alpha taxiway. They are phasing the work to allow as much access to the runway as possible throughout the project. The airport also hosted two events the 3rd weekend in October the Ercoupe Owners Club and a taildragger fly in.

 

STILLWATER –  At the Stillwater Regional Airport construction projects are proceeding on schedule and aircraft operations are up with the OSU flight school back open. The Runway 04-22 rehabilitation and parallel taxiway overlay is complete. The runway reopened at the end of August and it back in regular use. The North apron project is in phase 2 with the existing asphalt for that area removed. The project has started soil stabilization and will begin base concrete soon.

On the South Apron Duit Construction has finished the base concrete and is currently working on the full strength top layer. The new OSU flight center has started work coordinating with the South Apron project. The airport ordered its new Index B ARFF truck and it is scheduled to be delivered in 2021. This will replace the existing 2000 Oshkosh Index B ARFF truck. Last but not least the Airport Administrative Coordinator completed a virtual airport tour that can be found on the City of Stillwater YouTube channel.

 

Sundance-  Sundance reported that corporate traffic is back to normal rates after an initial downturn due to Covid-19.

 

Wiley post –  Everything is going good at Wiley Post, the terminal HVAC renovation is underway and expected to be completed between October and November. The airport has also recently started surveying Runway 13/31 to prepare for a rehabilitation in the near future.

 

 

  • Austin Helms, Regional Director

July 2020

BRISTOW-  The Jones Memorial Airport runway expansion was recently completed and the City of Bristow along with OAC hosted a runway opening ceremony on June 26th. There was great turnout with refreshments and speakers including Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell and Senator Jim Inholfe. Senator Inholfe was the pilot of the first aircraft to land on the new runway.

This runway repair and expansion began in 2018 and the project received joint federal, state, and local funding. The new 4,200’ runway can accommodate larger turboprop and jet aircraft. This will be beneficial for the Aerospace Company based in Bristow, as they overhaul jet engines and plan to begin manufacturing Jet engines in the next year. Bristow mayor Rick Penson also mentioned they are looking at putting in new avgas and jet fuel tanks to meet the demand from traffic along with new hangars to meet demand from an extensive hangar waiting list.  The city is also looking at refurbishing the existing taxiway and putting in a new terminal in the future.

 

CHANDLER –  At Chandler Regional Airport construction on the new parallel taxiway is in its final phase. Toward the end of the month the runway will be closed for 20 days to allow for the connection of the parallel taxiway to the runway. While the taxiway is being finished Chandler has been working on replacing old apron and expects that to be finished in the next month. They are expecting late August to be the end of construction.  During all of this the runway will be open infrequently for prior arranged local traffic. The City of Chandler also is working on plans to construct 5 new 40x60 hangars.

 

CUSHING –  The Cushing Fly-In Fair was rescheduled for August 20-22nd. They are looking forward to event and will have aircraft rides and food trucks.

 

EL RENOIn late spring El Reno welcomed a new airport manager Adam Fox. Mr. Fox previously worked for OAC as the Education Coordinator and is a graduate of Auburn University.

El Reno Regional Airport also has a new fuel system up and running and there is plans for a new Jet A fuel truck to be delivered soon.

The airport recently completed its new T-Hangar development on July 20th. This development includes 12, 40x37 hangars with fire suppression systems, LED lighting, and a restroom built in the complex. Tenant move in is scheduled for August 1st.

The first annual El Reno fly in is scheduled for August 22nd from 9am-1pm.

This fly in will help the community experience all the recent improvements and see all of the future plans for the airport, including a showcase of the new 4,500 square foot terminal building design process. This new airport terminal is scheduled to break ground in March of 2021.

 

Guthrie –  Over the past few months at Guthrie Edmond Regional Airport there has been a lot going on. Guthrie had 3 hangars that have finished and are now occupied. One of the new occupants is a King Air and another occupant is an Aircraft Mechanic who has been staying busy. There is a new 75x75 hangar that is currently being constructed and has just completed the concrete footing.

The airport is also working on a ramp reconstruction project and has just finished the bidding process. This project is expected to break ground in October and will replace existing asphalt with new concrete. Along with this ramp will be a concrete drainage system between hangars. 

Traffic at the airport is back on the rise and after an initially closing due to Covid the flight schools are back open and taking safety precautions. The increase in traffic also lead to a welcome increase in fuel sales.

The Commemorative Air Force A-26 “Sierra Hotel” based in Guthrie has been cleared by the FAA for airworthiness and is waiting on the Commemorative Air Force for the go ahead on a maiden flight. This restoration has been a 15 year project and has been building a lot of support through the years. The group recently conducted a run up to test for the aircrafts systems and had a large group of supporters in attendance.

 

Kingfisher-  Kingfisher airport recently finished painting 2 community hangars.

The airport authority is working to better the airport by expanding parking areas and looking at building additional hangars.

The traffic has consistent even during Covid-19, with local tenants flying regularly.

 

NORMAN – MAX WESTHEIMER –  Max Westheimer has been undergoing construction since the beginning of the year on taxiway Charlie. This full reconstruction project recently had the final asphalt layer poured and is hoping to be finished and open by the middle of August.

Taxiway Echo will be the next phase of full taxiway reconstruction this will result in closing Runway 32/01. This will be the second phase of taxiway reconstruction and after that Delta will be phase 3 of the taxiway.

 

OKC (Will Roger World Airport) –  Assistant Airport Director Scott Keith provided the following update for Will Rogers World Airport.

Enplanements are down about 65% compared to last year, but that number is up from the decrease of 95% we had back in April.

We just completed the reconstruction of our inbound terminal roadway project that had been ongoing since last fall.

We also finished the new construction of a vehicle waiting area parking lot, sometimes referred to as a “cell phone waiting area” to accommodate vehicles waiting to pick-up passengers.

Work continues on our east terminal expansion project, this will provide a new security checkpoint, 4 new airline gates, new concourse and concession areas.

 

OKEMAH –  Okemah Municipal airport has a Runway overlay planned to start within next 2 months. The project is currently in the bidding process and when finished will include a 2 inch overlay. This project is currently in bidding process.

 

PERRY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT –   The traffic is picking up at Perry after an initial downturn due to Covid. There are plans to begin crack sealing the runway and ramp this year. On July 21st there was a pre bid for fuel system 10,000 gallon tanks for a  Jet fuel and Avgas self-serve system.

It is also in the works to build a new private 50 x 70 hangar. The future tenant is looking at adding a Agcat, Stearman, and Cessna Birddog to the based aircraft at Perry.

 

SHAWNEE –   Airport Manager Bonnie Wilson provided an update about the Shawnee Airport. They are being awarded 3 grants to enable a rehabilitation of their taxiway and runway. They have gone out to bid for the taxiway and will be awarding the contracts in mid-July.

Shawnee also recently had a 5,320 square foot box hangar become available for new tenants and will be publishing a Request for Proposal soon.

Pacific Air Holdings is based on the field, and has leased a 2,600 square foot hangar, currently they are looking for additional hangar tenants. If anyone is interested the contact information for Pacific Air Holdings is phone # 405-402-1588 or website pacificiholdings.com.

 

STILLWATER –   In March Stillwater had its Flying Aggies Fly-in. There was good weather with a great turn out of people and planes. OSU also hosted its new Flight Center Groundbreaking during this time.

Work began on the first phase of the North Apron Reconstruction on March 9th, with the base layer of concrete being completed on July 1st. In June the airport welcomed Foster Becquet to the team as the new Airport Administrative Coordinator. He completed internships and Max Westheimer and Stillwater Airports and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Aviation Management. On June 23rd, Contech Inc. completed work and opened the final phase of the new Runway 17-35 parallel Taxiway Alpha.

Haskell Lemon Construction completed Resurfacing of Runway 4-22 and we are expecting to have the runway reopen toward the end of July. The parallel taxiway Bravo and Foxtrot will begin a 2 week resurface scheduled to start in mid-July.

In July Work began on the first phase of the South Apron Expansion all phases of this project will be completed in the first part of 2021.

In May, Stillwater awarded Innovative Solutions a contract for a 20,000 gallon Avgas Tank. The tank has an expected installation date of October of 2020 and will help supply fuel for the OSU fleet and all GA traffic at Stillwater.

 

WILEY POST –  Blake Green gave an update on the aircraft traffic numbers mentioning that the traffic took a steep decline during the first part of the outbreak but since then operations have been back up to normal numbers.

Operations – The terminal building is now open to the public. Likewise, the restaurant has re-opened. Last month we had the pleasure of having the Goodyear Blimp stop by and refuel. It was a quick fuel stop and turn around but it provided many great photos and views. We hope to have made a great impression with them to have the team come back in the future.

Construction – The terminal building is still under construction for the upgrade of the HVAC. Last month we replaced around 20 panels on the Atlantic ramp. This greatly reduced the amount of FOD on their ramp.

Wiley Post hosted Oshkosh in OKC fly in at the brand new Jet Set FBO on July 18 from 9am to 4pm. They had historic aircraft on display and food trucks at the event.

The B-29 “Doc” one of only 2 flying B-29s was also at Wiley Post on July 18th and 19th. This event was hosted by Atlantic Aviation and had tours and rides available.

 

 

  • Austin Helms, Regional Director

January 2020


CLARENCE E. PAGE –
Received an AIP grant and is beginning design work to rehabilitate the Legacy Aviation FBO ramp.
CHANDLER –
James Melson gave an update on the parallel taxiway project for runway 17-35. It is currently about 50 % completed and is expected to be finished around the middle of April. They are working on phase two right now and are waiting for good weather to move forward with pouring more concrete. There has been several hurdles, including moving hangars to new locations and raising the elevation up to 17 feet in some areas. This taxiway improvement should remedy previous line of site issues. There is also a new travel plaza going in near the airport on the turnpike, which is expected to increase corporate traffic counts at Chandler.
Cushing –

Recently finished the new hangar taxiway in late fall 2019.
The weekend of March 20-22nd Whipfarm productions is having a fly-in at Cushing. There will be military memorabilia on display and for sale along with mobile food trucks on location.
There will be C-47 rides available and start at $60.00 a person if 2 people fly, or $120.00 individually. They recommend calling ahead to ensure a seat on the aircraft.

Guthrie –

The 6th annual Guthrie Santa Fly In was on December 14th, which turned out to be a great event. Normal attendance is usually around 300 people, but this year the total was around 400 making it the best turn out ever! Santa flew in and after landing took pictures with guest while everyone was able to enjoy candy canes and hot chocolate donated by local Guthrie business.

  • The Guthrie Police Department came to the event and gave tours of their vehicles and gear including one mine resistant vehicle with a snowman on top. The Commemorative air force was also able to give tours to the crowd of their WWII A-26 aircraft.
  • The week before the Santa fly in, there was a community outreach through the chamber of commerce where 70 businesses came to the airport for coffee and refreshments.
  • The Airport consultant selection is in the works right now and will be going to the airport board on January 14th.

Guthrie -
Reported that both of the flight schools on the airport have full attendance and there is a 3rd flight school in the works. The new school will be Guardian Aerial Patrol and will also have pipeline patrol and aerial photography services. The flight school side of the business will help provide a much needed multi engine rental and instruction service.

  • Guthrie is currently building 3 new hangars in the corporate hangar development area.

NORMAN – MAX WESTHEIMER – 
On January 6th Westheimer began reconstructing taxiway Charlie top to bottom and this will be the 1st of 2 phases. They are expecting Phase 1 to be complete in July of this year. The second phase will involve a complete reconstruction of taxiway alpha.  Runway 18-36 will be closed for first phase but will be open during the second phase.

  • Max Westheimer also welcomed their new Airport Operations Officer Coit Garrison.

OKC –
Is constructing a new 150,000 square foot east terminal expansion with four new airline gates. This expansion includes a new consolidated and enlarged checkpoint. Overall it is about 35% complete. 

  • They are also in the process of a reconstruction project on the terminal entry roadways that is around 40% complete.
  • In January OKC began work on the hourly parking garage entry station that connects to the underground pedestrian tunnel. This will remove 2 small escalators and add 2 additional high speed elevators.
    OKEMAH –
  • There is a big push to improve Okemah airport right now! The airport recently received a grant for a new water and wastewater system, they have also been awarded maintenance grants from OAC for 2019 and 2020 to perform crack seal and repair on their runway and taxiway surfaces.
  • The City of Okemah is currently in the process of building a new 60 x 60 city financed hangar to increase based aircraft, and are in talks with potential tenants.
    PERRY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT –
  • Airport Director Terrence Hulet gave an update that they have completed surveying and dirt work for the new Avgas and Jet fuel site. This fueling system is expected to be up and running sometime in 2020.
  • Perry is also exploring the possibility of a FLY IN in early to mid-2020.
    PRAGUE –
    Provided updates on the new partial parallel taxiway. They are set to break ground after the winter holiday season is over. This partial parallel will tie on to the main apron and extend north. This taxiway will also help to open up future hangar sites and the City of Prague is looking at funding some of the new hangars themselves.
    SHAWNEE –
    At Shawnee it’s all about development projects these days. Bonnie Wilson provided the following information.

We got a discretionary grant for $765,000, and OAC is also helping with up-to $450,000, so we are getting ready to rehab both the runway and taxiways. The engineering agreement is headed to the Airport Advisory Board, then the Airport Authority. We should have Lochner Engineering on board and beginning the survey of the surfaces by mid-February.  It’s this year’s grant so we expect to start construction in late summer.
We did an RFP to lease a commercial box hangar and associated T-Hangar with attached Office.  The best package came from a new business starting up February 1st (pending approval from the Airport Authority Board).   They do vintage, warbird and experimental refurbs, sales, etc.  They are also a specialty avionics vendor. The company they sell for is TQ. Their stuff is small/compact and works particularly well with older aircraft. They are also looking at setting up a turf landing area adjacent to the runway for tail draggers.

I’m trying to sell a piece of surplus land as well.  It’s a tract that was disconnected from the airfield by a highway years ago. The FAA approved the sale now all I need to do is find a buyer.  Once it’s sold the funds will go toward the construction of ten new t-hangars.  I’ve got a waiting list in the forties so I’m pretty sure I will fill them as soon as they are up.

Just completed a new SPCC plan so we are mid training on that.

I’m also looking at some resurfacing of old ramp adjacent to three maintenance hangars that has concrete laid by the Navy during WWII! This one is with help from the City, so depending on revenue we might be able to start this year. Fingers crossed.

STILLWATER –
In December we completed reroofing our Rock Hangar and are expecting to add five planes to our based aircraft.

  •  We added a new Deicing Sprayer to our snow and ice equipment. Which should help prevent commercial flight delays and cancellations around icing events.
  • We are moving along with the final phase of our parallel taxiway project and runway 04/22 runway rehab with an anticipated total completion March of 2020.
  • The 1st phase of the north apron reconstruction will also begin around March, after the completion of the parallel taxiway project.
  • We are currently in the bidding process for a new 12,000 gallon Avgas tank and system. Upon installation of the new system we are hoping to link it to our existing 12,000 gallon Avgas tank.

WILEY POST –
Has finished phase four of the lighting update project on Alpha 1, Charlie 1, and Charlie. This involved all lights and sign being updated to LEDs. The taxiways were also given a fresh coat of paint during this project.

  • Wiley Post is getting a new FBO that is furnishing a new building and ramp that will be finished and operational in late winter or early spring. This FBO can provide for any plane that can operate at the airport.

 

  • Nick Young, Regional Director

Oct.  2019

July 2019


CLARENCE E. PAGE – No new projects currently

CUSHING – Finishing up a taxiway extension project – 400’ of taxiway parallel to existing taxiway that will be mainly used for hangar access. They are also now Phillips 66 branded.

GUTHRIE – Just had their 3rd Annual GOK Summer Aviation Program with 20 students, which was a huge success thanks to an OAC educational grant and EAA’s Young Eagle Flights.  They are getting ready to break ground on new landscape maintenance building (30’ x 60’).  In the process of a design only rehab for apron ramp – construct in 2020

NORMAN – MAX WESTHEIMER – Construction still set to begin September or later for Taxiway C reconstruction. We also added some new LED lighting to our big T-hangars; the small t-hangar lighting was upgraded last year.

  • 13th ANNUAL AVIATION FESTIVAL – September 21, 2019
  • AVIATION BREAKFAST – September 20th, 2019
    • Guest Speaker: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

OKEMAH – Hoping to find the funds over the course of the next year in order to build 1 or 2 sets of hangars as well as a fuel depot.

PRAGUE – Out to bid on a parallel taxiway project

SHAWNEE – New Minimum Standards: KSNL produced and issued a comprehensive revision to our Minimum Standards and issued those along with a “Frequently Asked Questions” document to tenants.  The new Minimum Standards took effect on July 1, 2019.  

New FAA Navigation Equipment: FAA is upgrading/replacing the localizer (LOC) and glide slope (GS) equipment at KSNL. The estimated completion date is 31 July 2019.  South Eastern Oklahoma University Aviation Management Students visit Shawnee Regional Airport  As part of their course curriculum, aviation management students from the South Eastern Oklahoma University visited SNL for a group discussion on the principles and practices of airport management to include governing structures, roles and responsibilities of staff, relationships with the various branches of the FAA, and customer service profiles common to general aviation and commercial facilities.  The next group of SEOU are scheduled to visit Shawnee Regional Airport in the Fall Semester. 

Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) Marketing Student Project Three students from OBU visited the airport to learn about marketing airport facilities and services and make recommendations regarding the use of social media to increase market presence.

Shawnee Fire Department Airport Familiarization Training Airport staff teamed with the Shawnee Fire Department to provide three days of airport and aircraft familiarization training. Shawnee FD emergency responders will review airfield layouts, markings, and aircraft communication and operational procedures to enhance their familiarity with the airport and provide for a coordinated emergency response to aircraft incidents.  

Surplus Land Sale: The Federal Aviation Administration posted the required notice of intent to release land from federal obligation on 7 June 2019.  The comment period for this notice expires on 8 July 2019. Once the comment period closes, the FAA will review any comments submitted, provide a final determination on the request to release the land for sale.  The land will be offered for public bid. Revenues will be used to support our t-hangar construction project.  

The Civil Air Patrol National Powered Flight Cadet Academy: The Shawnee Regional Airport hosted the Civil Air Patrol’s annual Southwest Region National Powered Flight Academy. The Flight Academy provides aspiring pilots with formal ground instruction and cockpit time with a certified flight instructor. Of the 20 cadets participating 11 soloed at the end of the event.  This year’s academy began June 21st and ended June 30th.

STILLWATER – We recently were awarded $5.2 million to complete Phase 1 of our apron.  In this phase, we will be totally removing our asphalt apron and replacing it with full-strength concrete.  This is phase 1 of an anticipated 4 phase project.  We have awarded the bid and hope to begin later in the year.  We are about finished with phase 2 of our parallel taxiway project.  We will break briefly between phases 2 and 3 to change out contractors and complete our 4/22 rehab project.   We hope the 4/22 project will be finished in the early fall, Phase 3 of the Parallel taxiway will begin in September and the apron will begin by late fall/early winter.   We were also given a grant from Phillips 66 to upgrade our fuel farm.  We will be adding an additional 12,000-gallon AVGas tank and totally re-doing our AVGas system.  We sell almost 500,000 gallons of fuel per year so the added volume and upgrade to the AVGas systems will be a great improvement.

WILEY POST – The 150,000 square foot east terminal expansion project with four new airline gates and a new consolidated and enlarged checkpoint is about 5% completed.   The 2-story parking garage rehab project, with the upper level for hourly parking has been completed and all reopened.   The parking garages new signage and parking assist technology installation is 95% complete

  • January 2019

Guthrie Edmond Regional Airport - They will start their design only ramp rehabilitation project this year and the construction in 2020. A private entity is getting ready to build a 130’ x 90’ hangar in their Corporate Hangar Development Area which will be the second of 8 lots in that area. During the next couple of months, the airport will construct a large maintenance building with office area to house all of landscape and snow equipment indoors. They have set the date for their Annual Fly-In & Community Day. It will be September 14, 2019, 9am-2PM.

Max Westheimer Airport - At the beginning of November, they completed a crack seal project for Runway 18/36. This project was required to mitigate a FOD issue created from a previous overlay project that was popping up at the seams of the asphalt paving lanes. They are currently in the planning phase of a taxiway reconstruction project for TWY C, which is the parallel taxiway for Runway 18/36. The project is expected to take approximately 9 months to complete and will begin in the fall of 2019. This is the first phase of a 3-phase project to reconstruct all the taxiways on the airfield over the next several years. They are in the process of replacing and updating some of the reflective signage for the entrance gates along their perimeter fence.

Perry Municipal Airport - Perry has received FAA approval for AIP funds for pay at the pump installation. This was approved by their City Council last month. Installation will happen Summer/Fall 2019. They are very excited to get this project started. Additionally, they are having land surveyed on the North end of the airfield adjacent, to the taxiway, for future large hangar development. The actual work on drainage and land will happen the fiscal year.

Shawnee Regional Airport - Shawnee Regional Airport hosted three MV-22B Osprey aircraft with the United States Marine Corps Tiltrotor Squadron 263, known as the “Thunder Chickens”.  On their way from Marine Air Station New River, North Carolina to Fort Carson, Colorado, the Marines stopped at Shawnee for fuel, food, and what became several days of repair service to their aircraft. The Shawnee Thunderbirds Radio Controlled Club is back at the airport. The Thunderbirds promote the sport of radio control modeling by offering training in constructing aircraft, radio technology, and radio-controlled flight. The Thunderbirds were seeking a place to land, and Shawnee Regional Airport was happy to offer their terminal for their regular monthly club meetings. Shawnee’s Mayor Finley was on hand to cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening of the Heartland Aeronautical Experience Museum located at the airport. This public display of artifacts and aircraft is provided to educate visitors on the many career possibilities in the aviation industry. The Taxilane and T-Hangar foundation project is underway and on schedule. With most of the dirt work complete, frames are built, and concrete is being poured.  The rental car wash rack project is at the same stage, excavation efforts and new pipe are near completion, foundation and relocation of the current shelter follows.

Stillwater Regional Airport - They are in phase II of their Parallel Taxiway Project with a current projected end date of May 2019. They are looking to start the rehab of runway 4/22 project in Spring as soon as the weather gets a little warmer. They are also preparing the final design and bid documents to get ready for the north apron reconstructions and expansion. This is one of four phases in which the entire apron will be torn out, replaced with concrete and expanded in areas. They are also working with Phillips 66 to secure a grant to upgrade their AVGas system and add another 12,000-gallon tank, anticipating that project to begin sometime around mid-2019.

Wiley Post Airport - They have started their construction project to install new led lights and light bases on Taxilane A5 and A8. They had made some repairs to the North end of Hangar 4 ramp. The airport is almost through with the design phase of the next project taking place. That project will rehab and install new lights on Taxilane A1 and install new lights on Taxiway C and C1.

Will Rogers World Airport - American Airlines announced non-stop service from OKC to Ronald Reagan National Airport that will begin in February. They are now installing new garage wayfinding signage in their parking garages and are expecting to be complete sometime in February. Construction and repairs continue to the infrastructure in parking garage A, which is their two-story hourly parking garage. They are now expecting if weather holds up and all goes right to reopen the garage in February or March. The east terminal expansion project that will construct 4 new gates, a larger central security checkpoint with passenger queuing and many other new amenities is scheduled to start construction on March 4th.

  • October 2018

Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport – They just completed their annual pavement inspection.

El Reno Regional Airport – The airport is expanding. They have put out to bid for a new 12 bay T-hangar complex and a 60’x60’ corporate hangar. They are installing a new above ground fuel farm with two 13,000-gallon fuel takes for 100ll and Jet A. Also, a 24-hour self-service fuel pump is being installed. With the installation of the new tanks, the current underground tanks are being removed. The airport anticipates the construction of a new terminal building within 18-24 months. The airport was able to get Russell Scott, dba Scotty Air, as an A&P. He was the former A&P for the State serving aircraft assigned to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations and the Governors plane.

Guthrie Edmond Regional Airport They just signed a property lease (2 lots) for a total of 23,400 sq. ft. to a private company, who will build a 120’ x 80’ hangar. They are also getting ready to start an Airport Drainage Study in the next couple of weeks.

Max Westheimer Airport – The airport is in discussion with commander aviation on building a new hangar to manufacture new commander aircraft. They are in the process of crack sealing the main runway, 18/36. That project is expected to be completed by the end of October. Finally, they are in the process of a design only grant to reconstruct taxiways C, D, and E. Actual construction on these projects is expected to take place in fall of 2019.

Perry Municipal Airport – They have been doing a lot of pavement maintenance the last few months. They have crack sealed the entire runway (5100’), ramp space and part of the taxiways. They do this work themselves which makes it affordable and ensures they are addressing every area adequately, sometimes even twice to keep the airfield in the best shape possible. They are preparing for a Spring/Summer AIP project to install a pay-at-the pump facility.

Prague Municipal Airport – Completed crack sealing their runway. They also have fuel now.

Shawnee Regional Airport – About to start construction on T-Hangars along the taxilane. They are going to install new ramps, 50’x100’, for the new 20,000 sq. foot hangar. Another hangar is about to have a renovation project underway, it will house a part 145 repair facility. They are also adding 8 new parking stalls in the main parking lot.

Stillwater Regional Airport They are in Phase II of the Parallel Taxiway Project. They reached their 100,000th passenger on July 30th. They also celebrated Gary’s retirement on September 21st and he retired officially September 30th with over 32 years of service. In honor of Gary’s service, the City of Stillwater renamed the terminal after him. They awarded a bid for the rehabilitation of the crosswind runway, 04/22, which will mill and resurface with a crown overlay as well as upgrade lighting to LED. This was a joint funding project from the FAA AIP and the DOT Supplemental Funding. SWO was the only Oklahoma recipient of supplemental funding and only 1 of 4 in our FAA Region.

Wiley Post Airport – Completed a final walkthrough on the new maintenance facility. They are about to start a taxiway lighting project on taxilanes A5 and A8. They had survey work completed for the Taxiway C, C1 and A1 project. Lastly, they just had the first open house meeting for their master plan update.

Will Rogers World AirportAmerican Airlines announced non-stop service from OKC to Ronald Reagan National Airport that will begin in February. They are now in the middle of the construction project to improve the infrastructure in parking garage A, which is their 2-story hourly parking garage. They are expecting if the weather holds up and all goes right to reopen the garage in November. The east terminal expansion project that will construct 4 new gates, a larger central security checkpoint with passenger queuing and many other new amenities is out to bid for construction.



July 2018
Chandler Regional Airport – Completed Led lighting upgrades for runway, taxiway, and PAPI lights. They also have two 60’x60’ executive hangars available for lease.

Perry Municipal Airport – Finished south taxiway rehab project. They are starting to look at a pay at pump project. Next year they will be working on drainage on the north end so they can build more hangars.

Seminole Regional Airport – They hosted the Civil Air Patrol National Flight Academy. It ran ten days long and it covered glider operations. They had a successful fly-in during June.

Shawnee Regional Airport – Hosted the Civil Air Patrol National Flight Academy in conjunction with Seminole. They also ran 10 days long and it covered powered operations. 20 kids were able to fly solo. They are demoing a new flight simulator that will be able to help with private and instrument flight training. They are about to start construction on a taxilane extension/ hangar apron which will give them the ability to add 10 more t hangars.

Max Westheimer Airport – They are about to go out to pre-bid for a crack seal project for runway 18/36, hoping to start construction mid-October. October 13th they will host the 12th annual aviation festival. The festival will have static display aircraft, Norman Fire/SWAT, OU Police dogs, Sooner Flight Academy, and much more on site for the public. If you need any more information about the festival please contact Lance Lamkin.

Stillwater Regional Airport – They are in Phase 2 of 3 for the parallel taxiway project. They are in the process of re-bidding their crosswind runway rehab, which will start when they get the parallel taxiway project completed. They have added a 3rd flight on select days during the week. They are also set to hit their 100,000th passenger this month, having a big celebration on August 24th. Gary’s retirement party is set for September 21st. If you need more information please contact Paul Priegel.

Wiley Post Airport – Completed the 1-year warranty for the 17L/35R construction project. Accepted the Taxiway A and B project. Went out to bid for the Taxilane A5 and A8 project which will replace the lights with leds.

C.E. Page Airport – Accepted the AWOS replacement project.

Kingfisher Airport – Tenants are building new hangars. There is a spray company building a large hangar to move their operations into.

Lance Lamkin, Regional Director

January 12, 2018

Stillwater Regional Airport - The Stillwater Regional Airport is currently working on phase one of their new 17/35 parallel taxi and apron bypass. KSWO has also recently hired a new Assistant Airport Director named Paul Priegel. Stillwater recently finished building a storage facility area for TSA official’s. Stillwater has been moving right along with their passenger service. Currently their load factor stands around 70%. They are also looking at updating old T-hangars as well as constructing new ones.

Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport – Page Airport is close to starting a new project to replace its current AWOS system.

Max Westheimer Airport – Max Westheimer Airport has recently finished constructing a new AWOS three and an AWOS one system as a backup for the control tower. Their next project is to rehab all parallel and connecting taxiways.

Shawnee Regional Airport – Shawnee is currently finishing up on building a new 20,000 sq. ft. hangar complex which is scheduled to be completed in the Fall of 2017. Keenan English, the current airport manager, has accepted a position in Arizona. His replacement is set to start on the 20th of January.

Wiley Post Airport –  Wiley Post has recently upgrading Taxiway Alpha with new LED lights, signs and markings. KPWA  is currently wrapping up a taxiway rehab project and has just broken ground on a new maintenance facility.

Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport – KGOK has recently finished installing new LED beacon, windsock, and runway lighting system. This project was finished a week early with much excitement from the airport community. Curently Guthrie is in the process of building a new 50x55 private hangar and they have recently finished an 8-unit T-hangar complex.

Stroud Municipal Airport – Rented their last hangar space in March and they are now completely full. The city has just finished bringing water to the all hangars on property. Currently Stroud is looking at options for expending their runway.

Perry Municipal Airport –Perry airport has completed the second phase of their taxiway rehab project. This way to was reconstruct a partial section of their taxiway. Perry is also interested in installing a self-service pump at their airport. A new casino is also being built close to airport property. Perry has hopes that this will bring additional traffic to their location.

Sundance Airport- Sundance Airport has a new manager named Justin Skaggs. We look forward to working with him in the future. Currently, Sundance is constructing a new hangar.
 

                                                                   October 12,2017

Stillwater Regional Airport - The Stillwater Regional Airport is currently working on a new project for completion of the 17/35 parallel taxi and apron bypass. This construction project is expected to begin mid-November. KSWO has also recently hired a new Assistant Airport Director named Paul Priegel. Paul started working with the airport on the 14th of September. Stillwater recently finished building a storage facility area for TSA official’s.

Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport – Page Airport has received funding to install a new AWOS system for their airport.

Max Westheimer Airport – Max Westheimer Airport is constructing a new AWOS three and an AWOS one system as a backup for the control tower. KOUN has also recently hosted a 2017 AOPA Regional Fly-ins on September 8th and 9th. Over 550 aircraft and around 7500 people visited the festival.

Shawnee Regional Airport – Shawnee is currently finishing up on building a new 20,000 sq. ft. hangar complex which is scheduled to be completed in the Fall of 2017. KSNL has also been awarded a grant for a taxiway/apron project in 2018. They also hosted an airshow which was well attended by the community.

Wiley Post Airport –  Wiley Post has recently finished construction on its primary runway. KPWA has also finished upgrading Taxiway Alpha with new LED lights, signs and markings. The project for new lights and signs has now moved to taxiway bravo.

Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport – KGOK is currently in the process of building another set of 8-unit t-hangars. Guthrie has started a phased project of installing a new LED light system for the airfield. The LED project is currently underway.

El-Reno Regional Airport – El-Reno has recently completed the final acceptance on their seal coat project. They are also currently in the construction phase for a new fueling system and are halfway through developing a new master plan.

Stroud Municipal Airport – Rented their last hangar space in March and they are now completely full. The city has just finished bringing water to the all hangars on property.

Perry Municipal Airport –Perry airport is currently in the process of a full depth repair on their taxiway connector on the south side of the airport. This project will begin in the next few weeks. Perry is also interested in installing a self-service pump at their airport.

Sundance Airport- Sundance Airport has a new manager named Justin Skaggs. We look forward to working with him in the future. Currently, Sundance is constructing a new hangar.
 

                                                                                          July 2017

Stillwater Regional Airport - The Stillwater Regional Airport is currently working on a bid for a creak seal and repair project on runway 4/22. KSWO is working on building an office complex which will include office and storage space for TSA officials.

Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport – Everything is in working order, nothing new to report at this time.

Max Westheimer Airport – Max Westheimer Airport is in the bid process to update the AWOS system on property and add a backup AWOS one for the control tower. KOUN has also recently announced hosting the 2017 AOPA Regional Fly-ins on September 8th and 9th and is expecting 400+ aircraft.

Shawnee Regional Airport – Shawnee is currently working on building a new hangar complex which is scheduled to be completed at the in the Fall of 2017. KSNL has also been awarded a grant for a taxiway/apron project in 2018.

Wiley Post Airport –  Wiley Post has recently finished construction on its primary runway. KPWA is currently upgrading Taxiway Alpha with LED lights, signs and markings. They hope to have Alpha completed by the end on the month.

Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport – KGOK is currently in the process of building another set of 8-unit t-hangars. They have also finished the design only phase for new a lighting system and hope to begin the project by October 1st, 2017.

El-Reno Regional Airport – El-Reno has recently completed the final acceptance on their seal coat project. They are also currently in the construction phase for a new fueling system and are halfway through developing a new master plan.

Stroud Municipal Airport – Rented their last hangar space in March and they are now completely full. The city has just finished bringing water to the all hangars on property.

Perry Municipal Airport – Perry has recently completed a rehab project on their parallel taxiway with FAA funds. They are currently in the bid process to finish the last section of their taxiway connector by the end of the year. Perry is also interested in installing a self-service pump at their airport.

Kingfisher Airport– Kingfisher airport has recently finished installing LED lights on the airport. They are currently working on adding new taxiways for hangar development.

April 2017

Stillwater Regional Airport - The Stillwater Regional Airports next project, which scheduled for bid in 2017, is the completion of the parallel taxiway with some additional add-on work which will cost around 5.8 million dollars. KSWO is working on building an office complex which will include office and storage space for TSA officials. Construction is to begin by May 1st, 2017. KSWO is 6 months into air service and is exceeding all expectations on passenger counts. The month of February has turned out to be a record-setting month in terms of passenger count.
 

Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport – Everything is in working order, nothing new to report at this time.
 

Perry Municipal Airport- The Perry airport is in the final stages of a taxiway reconstruction project. Next year they have plans to continue Taxiway construction with AIP funding. They also have a new manager, named John Anderson, who is excited to get to work and improve the Perry Airport.
 

Max Westheimer Airport – Max Westheimer Airport is preparing for a taxiway resurfacing project on all taxiways in 2018. KOUN has also recently announced hosting the 2017 AOPA Regional Fly-ins on September 8th and 9th.
 

Shawnee Regional Airport – Shawnee is currently working on building a new hangar complex which is scheduled to be completed at the beginning June 2017. The city has recently finished utility lines for the new hangar and has started to pour concrete. KSNL is also looking at starting a design only grant for a taxiway/apron project in 2018.
 

Wiley Post Airport –  Wiley Post has recently finished construction on its primary runway. KPWA next project is upgrading Taxiway Alpha with LED lights and signs.
 

Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport – KGOK just recently completed construction on an 8 unit t-hangars. They are currently in the process of building another set of 8 unit t-hangars. All gates are now keypad access only. In the future, KGOK is looking to install a new LED lighting system for the airport.
 

Will Rogers Airport – KOKC is currently 60% into the design phase of the East side terminal expansion. The cargo bay which use to be on the East side of the airport has been completely demolished to make room for the new expansion. KOKC has also started work some water damaged areas on the upper deck of the terminal. This area of construction is located in the passenger drop off area. Soon, Will Rogers Airport will begin repairs and renovations to their 2-story parking garage.
 

Chandler Regional Airport – Chandler airport has recently updated their AWOS system with federal funds from the FAA. They have also recently brought Jet A fuel to their airport. With Jet A and 100LL self-service stations, chandler airport is looking forward to serving all types of aircraft.
 

El-Reno Regional Airport – El-Reno has recently completed seal coat on their parallel taxiway. They are currently in the design phase for a new fuel system and are halfway through developing a new master plan.
 

Stroud Municipal Airport – No runway or taxiway projects at this time. Rented their last hangar space in March and they are now completely full. The city is bringing water to their hangar complex. The water project is over ¾ of the way completed.
 

Kingfisher Airport– Kingfisher airport has recently finished installing LED lights on the airport. They are currently working on adding new taxiways for hangar development.

January 2017

Stillwater Regional Airport - The Stillwater Regional Airports next project, which scheduled for 2017, is the completion of the parallel taxiway which will cost around 3.5 million dollars. KSWO is working on building an office complex which will include office space and storage space for TSA officials. KSWO is 4 months into air service and is exceeding all expectations on passenger counts. Total passenger count at the end of December was over 16,000.

Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport Everything is in working order, nothing new to report at this time.

Perry Municipal Airport- Perry has recently approved two private hangars to be built on property. The city is also in the decision making process of building they own set of t-hangars to rent out. Perrys future plans are to reconstruct portions of their taxiway with AIP money

Seminole Municipal Airport – Seminole Airport is working on the beginning steps to replace their 15-year-old AWOS.  They are also currently in the process of a hard stand project that is funded by the OAC.

Max Westheimer Airport Max Westheimer Airport is preparing for a taxiway resurfacing project on all taxiways in 2019. KOUN has also recently announced hosting one of the 2017 AOPA Regional Fly-ins on September 8th and 9th.

Shawnee Regional Airport Shawnee is currently working on building a new hangar complex. The city has recently finished utility lines for the new hangar and have started to pour concrete.

Wiley Post Airport  Wiley Post has finished construction on its primary runway and is fully operational again.

Guthrie-Edmond Regional AirportKGOK just recently signed a lease agreement to build a 8-unit t-hangar complex. They have finished a crack seal and repair on a 120X120 section of asphalt on the west side of their ramp. Guthrie has also recently purchased a new Kubota for airport use.

Will Rogers Airport KOKC is currently working on the design phase of the East side terminal expansion. Sometime by the end of this week KOKC will begin demolition of their cargo bay area to make way for the new terminal. They have also started work some water damaged areas on the upper deck of the terminal. This area of construction is located in the passenger drop off area. Soon, Will Rogers Airport will begin repairs and renovations to their 2-story parking garage.

El-Reno Regional Airport El-Reno is currently working on a crack/sealcoat for their taxiway and starting an apron extension project. Future projects for the airport involve moving their fuel tanks to an above ground location.

Sundance Airport Sundance has recently finished building new hangars and renovating their ramp area. They are also starting the process of updating their runway numbers from 17/35 to 18/36.

October 2016

Stillwater Regional Airport - The Stillwater Regional Airport has recently finished installing a wildlife fence around the airport and also completed a drainage improvement project. Their partial parallel taxiway extension project has recently been completed for around one million dollars. The next project scheduled for 2017 is the completion of the parallel taxiway which will cost around 3.5 million dollars. KSWO is working on building an office complex which will include office space and storage space for TSA officals. KSWO is 42 days into air service and is exceeding all expectations on passenger counts.

Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport Everything is in working order, nothing new to report at this time.

Perry Municipal Airport- Perry has recently approved two private hangars to be built on property. The city is also in the decision making process of building they own set of t-hangars to rent out. Perry has  future plans are to reconstruct portions of their taxiway with AIP money

Seminole Municipal Airport – Seminole Airport is currently in the process of a hard stand project that is funded by the OAC.  They are also working on beginning the steps to replace their 15-year-old AWOS.

Max Westheimer Airport Max Westheimer Airport celebrated 75 years of flight training and their 10th Annual Aviation Festival on October 1st, 2016. Static display aircraft included: Schnook from the Army National Guard, MC-12 from Air National Guard, Several T-6’s, a Stearman, and a visit from Senator Inhofe and his RV-8. The estimated attendance for the festival is over 3000 people. KOUN has plans to update their AWOS System.

Shawnee Regional Airport Shawnee had their Annual Aviation Airshow on October 1st,2016. The turn out was great with over 1500 people coming out to support their local airport. Aircraft included Lady Liberty (A-26), an T-28, a couple T-6’s, and eight RV-8’s preforming the airshow activity. KSNL has also signed a lease with Delta Wings Equipment, LLC, a Cessna 210 Caravan leasing company and turbine engine maintenance facility.  Delta Wings has recently broken ground on a 20,000 sq. ft. hangar and are scheduled for completing before the end of the year.

Wiley Post Airport Wiley Post Airport has started the rehab for Runway 17L. This rehab project includes; Removal and replacement of markings, Grooving the RWY, Installation on new LED lights and signs, Installation of new PAPI’s, New Segmented circle and windsock, partial and full depth repairs, and a joint rehab. A majority of these projects are 90 to 95% completed. Recently Wiley Post has also hosted Wings of Our freedom tour, Flight for Futures, and the new Honda Jet.

Guthrie-Edmond Regional AirportKGOK just recently signed a lease agreement to build a 8-unit t-hangar complex. They are also working on crack sealing and repairing a 120X120 section on the west side of their ramp. Their Fly-In was a roaring success with 1000+ people attending the event. Attractions included an A-26, free helicopter rides, young eagle flights, and more than 75 static display aircraft which flew in. The A-10, ThunderHawg, has recently left to its next destination in Boulder, Colorado.

Will Rogers Airport KOKC is currently working on the design phase of the East side terminal expansion. The terminal expansion is about 60% designed out at the current moment. They have recently finished up their Taxiway Hotel project, with everything is working order. KOKC is also about two months away from finishing up the Portland avenue alignment project. This project has expanded the two lane road into four lanes. KOKC has also recently undergone improvements to their generator systems which allows the airport to be 100% self sufficient on generator electricity.

El-Reno Regional Airport El-Reno is currently working on a crack/sealcoat for their taxiway and starting an apron extension project. Future projects for the airport involve moving their fuel tanks to an above ground location.

Sundance Airport Sundance has recently finished building new hangars and renovating their ramp area. They are also starting the process of updating their runway numbers from 17/35 to 18/36.

Prague Municipal Airport Prague’s fuel tank has been installed and their self-serve pump is now fully operational. There next planned improvement project will be a crack seal project for runway 17/35.

Kingfisher Airport Kingfisher Airport is working on installing a new card reader for aviation fuel purchases.

Cleveland Municipal Airport –Airport is closed due to runway project.

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Stillwater Regional Airport - The Stillwater Regional Airport has recently finished installing a wildlife fence around the airport and begin to prepare a location for a new hangar building. They are also currently underway with a Taxiway reconstruction and addition project which is part of their full parallel taxiway project.  

Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport Everything is in working order, nothing new to report at this time.

Seminole Municipal Airport – Seminole Airport is currently in the process of a hard stand project funded by the OAC.  They are also working on beginning the steps to replace their 15-year-old AWOS.

Max Westheimer Max Westheimer Airport has an Aviation Festival planned for October 1st, 2016 from 9am to 1pm. They are celebrating 75 years of flight training.

Shawnee Regional Airport Shawnee has finished the installation of their AWOS III, rotating beacon and tower. KSNL has also signed a lease with Delta Wings Equipment, LLC, a Cessna 210 Caravan leasing company and turbine engine maintenance facility.  Delta Wings has recently broken ground on a 20,000 sq ft hangar. Shawnee is also looking to begin the process of crack sealing their main ramp area in front of their FBO.

Wiley Post Airport Wiley Post Airport has started the rehab for Runway 17L. This rehab project includes; Removal and replacement of markings, Grooving the RWY, Installation on new LED lights and signs, Installation of new PAPI’s, New Segmented circle and windsock, partial and full depth repairs, and a joint rehab. Recently Wiley Post has hosted Wings of Our freedom tour, Flight for Futures, and the new Honda Jet.

Guthrie-Edmond Regional AirportKGOK just recently had 2 private 50’ x 55’ hangars built.  They have also finished signing the Grant Application for FY16 “Design Only” Rehabilitation of their RWY Lighting system.  The Airport Pilot Lounge has also been completed.  Guthrie is beginning the process of crack/sealcoat and striping on the Airport parking Lot, which will include more parking spaces and better flow for traffic.  Other projects include installing gate controller on their main gate next to the terminal building and gearing up for our Community Day & Fly-In, September 24, 2016, from 9am to 3pm.

Will Rogers Airport - Will Rogers recently opened a new rental car facility to the north of the airport. The rental facility is currently serving 9 companies and over 70,000 customers per month. Projects for Taxiway Charlie and Gulf have now been completely finished, improvements include updating the surface from asphalt to concrete. Taxiway Hotel is currently undergoing the same process and is just over 75% complete. KOKC has also recently undergone improvements to their generator systems. During power outages the airport can now be 100% self sufficient on generator electricity.

El-Reno Regional Airport El-Reno is currently working on a crack/sealcoat for their taxiway and starting an apron extension project. Future projects for the airport involve moving their fuel tanks to an above ground location.

Sundance Airport Sundance has recently finished building new hangars and renovating their ramp area. They are also starting the process of updating their runway numbers from 17/35 to 18/36.

Prague Municipal Airport Prague’s fuel tank has been installed and their self-serve pump is now fully operational. There next planned improvement project will be a crack seal project for runway 17/35.

Kingfisher Airport Kingfisher Airport did not report any new projects. However, they did have questions on what to do about oil rig’s going up around their airport.  



CENTRAL REGION DIRECTOR'S REPORT
Keenan English, Regional Director
January 2016

Chandler Regional Airport –   Chandler has completed the construction of 5 small hangars and 3 executive hangars.  They are currently leasing them out and have a few still available.

Max Westheimer – Nothing new to report at this time.      

Stillwater Regional Airport  - Stillwater Regional has received grants for a new wildlife fence and a prep site for a new hangar building.   They are underway with terminal improvements that includes updating their restrooms to code, replacing carpet, and reconfiguring offices.  

Seminole Municipal Airport – Seminole is one of the GA airports getting a hard stand funded by the OAC.  They are also out to bid on a new AWOS.

Stroud Municipal Airport – They are finished with the construction of 8 T-hangars and a large box hangar.  They are currently filling the T-hangars but are still looking for someone to occupy the large hangar, preferably an FBO.  Stroud also installed a beacon at the airfield.  Their next Fly-in is scheduled for May 14th, 2016.

Cushing Municipal Airport – Runway 18/36 is now open.  It had to be shut down for some length do to shifting concrete because of the heat and weather.  The OAC assisted in fixing the damage to the runway. Cushing has their new AWOS installed.  They also are hoping to get new runway lights later in the year.  Cushing is also trying to mitigate the increase in drone use with the many pipeline surveyors that use Cushing Airport often.

Shawnee Regional Airport – Shawnee will be starting on the install and relocation of an AWOS III, removal and replacement of their rotating beacon and tower, and installation of four 40 ft apron lights.  SNL will also begin their OAC funded hard stand very soon.  SNL has also signed a lease with Delta Wings Equipment, LLC, a Cessna 210 Caravan leasing company and turbine engine maintenance facility.  Delta Wings is building a 20,000 sq ft hangar on airport property.

Wiley Post Airport – PWA is starting Phase II of their electrical upgrades and airfield improvements project.  They are construction a temporary turn around on RWY 35L for the larger jets while RWY 17/35R is down for construction.

Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport –  Rwy 16/34 rehab and marking is complete.  Section of taxiway A is also complete.  The installed ODAL system is complete an awaiting to be flight checked by the FAA.  KGOK is in the process of building two box hangars and are hopeful to be complete by April.  Pilot lounge construction is currently in progress and construction is likely to be complete by the end of February.

Will Rogers Airport  - Will Rogers released the design plans for the expanded terminal last September.  The new expansion includes a new security checkpoint, concessions, and space for future air service including six new gates.   The Oklahoma City Airport Trust also approved plans to replace a Radar Training Facility Control Center at Mike Monroney.

El-Reno Regional Airport – Nothing new to report for El-Reno.

Sundance Airport – Nothing new to report.

Prague Municipal Airport – Prague has finished installing a new chain link perimeter fence around the airport.  Their fuel tank has been installed and their self-serve pump is now operational.

JULY, 2015

Chandler Regional Airport –Chandler has poured the pads for their 8 T-hangars. The frames our being erected and they should be completed in the next few weeks.

Max Westheimer –Rwy 3/21 rehab and safety area project is mostly complete and the runway is back open. Runway 17/35 closed on July 7th for crack seal, seal and remark. It should open at the end of July.

Stillwater Regional Airport - Stillwater Regional is opening bids on July 27th for their wildlife security fencing and SE hangar development projects. Bid opening for their terminal remodel, gate and holding area mods are on August 3rd.

Seminole Municipal Airport – Seminole has installed new fuel tanks and are going out for bid for a self serve fuel pump.

Stroud Municipal Airport –Stroud has completed installing a parallel taxiway in order to accommodate a new FBO they are still currently negotiating terms with. They are about halfway done with building 8 T-hangars and a large box hangar.

Cushing Municipal Airport – Runway 18/36 had to be shut down for some length do to shifting concrete because of the heat and weather. The City of Cushing has patched the damaged areas and have the runway back open. They have talked with the OAC about taking emergency measures in order to get the runway back to a state structural integrity. Cushing also has been approved to install a new AWOS with Federal assistance.

Shawnee Regional Airport – Shawnee has awarded a contract to Libra Electric Company to install and relocate an AWOS III, remove and replace the rotating beacon and tower, and install four 40 ft apron lights. SNL also had 21 runway and threshold lights replaced from a lightning strike.

Wiley Post Airport – PWA will be conducting the final acceptance of their Phase I Airfield Improvement Project within the next few weeks.  Phase I included home run consolidation, the rehabilitation of RWY 17R/35L, electrical upgrades including circuits, lights, and signs, to the airfield west of RWY 17L/35R, added REILs to RWY 17R/35L and installed and commissioned new PAPIs on 17R/35L.  They have also been authorized to purchase and install new automatic sliding glass doors serving the terminal building.

Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport – Guthrie-Edmond is underway with their ODALs project, runway and taxiway pavement maintenance, joint sealant, and repainting of the markings.  They also have hired Schellon Stanley as their new Manager. Runway 16/34 will be closed for the duration of construction.

Will Rogers Airport - OKC will be opening bids on July 28 for concrete apron repair for flight operations at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center. OKC has added another 28 days to the construction duration of the replacement of asphalt portions of taxiways C and G with concrete. They have also added 298 days to the Consolidation Rental Car Facility Construction Contract. Expected completion date is February of 2016.

El-Reno Regional Airport – El-Reno is currently looking for funding to rehabilitate the main apron, and to crack seal, seal coat, and remark the asphalt section of the parallel taxiway.

Sundance Airport – Sundance has just opened up for lease 40 newly built T-hangars. Once the new T-hangars have some occupancy, they are looking to build 40 more T-hangars with the possibility of adding condos to them.

Prague Municipal Airport – The drainage improvements around their runway are complete. Replacing the perimeter fence with chain link fencing is underway and should be complete in a few weeks. Their fuel farm project is complete. Fuel farm project consisted of new fuel tanks and a self serve fueling pump.    

 

 

JANUARY, 2015

Chandler Regional Airport –Chandler has sent out requests for bids for the assembly of an 8 unit T-hangar. Bids are due in February and they look to have the T-hangar built by May of 2015.

Max Westheimer –Rwy 3/21 rehab and safety area project is still underway. However, weather has delayed the progress.

Stillwater Regional Airport - Stillwater is still waiting authorization for their development for SE hangar development area, airfield drainage improvements, and a wildlife fencing projects. They are also in the RFQ phase for architectural services for terminal expansion and associated design services. Stillwater saw a 7.5 percent increase in operations making it the fourth busiest airport in Oklahoma in 2014. They are in efforts to determine the feasibility of attracting a regional carrier.

Seminole Municipal Airport – Seminole’s asphalt runway overlay is now complete and the runway is back open.

Stroud Municipal Airport –Stroud has completed installing a parallel taxiway in order to accommodate a new FBO they are still currently negotiating terms with. They are about halfway done with building 8 T-hangars and a large box hangar.

Cushing Municipal Airport –Cushing is in the middle of crack sealing runway 18/36. They are also submitting applications and documents to get Federal funding for a new AWOS.

Shawnee Regional Airport – Shawnee just installed a brand new security camera system. Red Cloud Aviation, LLC just signed a lease with SNL to provide minor and major aircraft maintenance, multi-engine flight instruction, and aircraft management. SNL is also still waiting for approval for FAA funded projects that include installing a new rotating beacon, a new AWOS, and lighting at the main apron in front of the terminal.

Wiley Post Airport – Wiley Post is still in full swing with their parallel runway rehabilitation and electrical project.

Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport – A pipeline company just completed the construction of an 80x10 ft hangar. A new flight school has been approved to operate at the airport. The taxiway C reconstruction and NW development area projects have been complete. As of now, Guthrie-Edmond has space for two eight unit T-hangars to be built as well as space for large commercial hangars.

Will Rogers - Will Rogers saw a record number of passengers in 2014. They saw a 5 percent increase from 2013, bringing their enplanements and deplanements to a total of 3.8 million.

El-Reno Regional Airport – El-Reno’s airport is working on efforts to pour a new main apron. They are also launching a new website for the airport.

Sundance Airport - No report given.

Prague Municipal Airport – Prague is about 75% complete on improving the drainage around their runway. Replacing the perimeter fence with chain link fencing will commence shortly after the drainage project is complete. Their fuel farm project is currently progressing. The fuel tank has been put in place and they are currently doing the electrical work to configure the self serve fuel pump.   

 

KEENAN ENGLISH
SHAWNEE REGIONAL AIRPORT

 

OCTOBER, 2014

 

Chandler Regional Airport –Chandler is going out for bids for an 8 unit t-hangar.

Max Westheimer –Rwy 3/21 rehab and safety area began Oct. 14th. This is a $2.5 million project. October 24the is OUN’s annual aviation breakfast and October 25th is their annual aviation festival.

Stillwater Regional Airport - Stillwater has submitted two EPD packets to the FAA for site development for SE hangar development area, airfield drainage improvements, and a wildlife fencing project. Stillwater is also replacing the Rwy 22 VASI light system with a new 4 box PAPI light system. They have also installed a new state of the art Frequentis smart3020x Air Traffic Control Tower voice switch.

Seminole Municipal Airport – Seminole began overlaying their entire runway with asphalt the week of Oct. 13. Construction is planned to take 45 days. Their runway will be shutdown during the entire time of construction.

Stroud Municipal Airport –Stroud is still in the works of installing a parallel taxiway in order to accommodate a new FBO they are currently negotiating terms with.

Cushing Municipal Airport –Cushing has plans to crack seal runway 18/36.

Shawnee Regional Airport – Shawnee held it’s annual fly in and air show Oct 4th. Attendance was well over what was expected. Shawnee also hosted the annual International Cessna 120-140 Association conference the week of Oct. 6th. More than 30 cessna 120s and 140s attended. SNL is also submitting early project development packets to fund projects that include installing a new rotating beacon, installing a new AWOS, and installing lighting around the main apron in front of the terminal.

Wiley Post Airport – N/A

Edmond-Guthrie Regional Airport – Edmond Guthrie is wrapping up their NW development, taxiway C, and PAPI project.  They have completed a crack and seal job in the hangar area, are are close to receiving the plans for the terminal addition of a pilots lounge, and are in the design phase for an ODAL project and a runway/taxiway pavement project.  They also just held our community day fly in on September 20th.  It has grown significantly every year.

Will Rogers- N/A

El-Reno Regional Airport – El-Reno’s airport has just hired a new airport manager. His name is Frasier Dougherty.

Sundance Airport - Sundance is under new management. The new manager is Mark Bravo. Sundance had their Ford Tri-Motor event Sept. 25th as well as the 36th Annual Okie Derby Efficiency Rally on August 16th. Sundance just began construction on 40 new t-hangars. Also, they are in the works of getting a restaurant built at the airport.

Prague Municipal Airport – Prague has received AIP funding to do dirt work to improve drainage on the airport. They are replacing the perimeter fence with chain link fencing. They are also currently installing a fuel farm that includes a 24 hr self serve fuel pumps.  

 

 

Keenan English
Central Regional Director
Shawnee


JULY, 2014

Chandler Regional Airport – Runway re-surfacing project has been completed. New hangar apron project is also complete. Chandler is going out for bids for an 8 unit t-hangar.

Max Westheimer – has submitted an application for state and federal funds to rehabilitate runwy 3/21. A private developer has committed to build a new bulk hangar on the airfield that will be able to house 2 to 3 jets. Commander Aircraft Corporation has chosen Max Westheimer to locate their new service and manufacturing headquarter operations. Commander was once headquartered at Wiley Post but left in 2005.

Stillwater Regional Airport - Stillwater has completed the following projects:
Crack-seal, sealcoat, and remarking of taxiway Bravo, Alpha 1, and the intersection of 17/35 & 4/22
Reconstructed south terminal parking area with concrete
Replace VASI light system with PAPIs on rwy 22

Upcoming projects:
Replace existing underground fuel tank with as second above ground 12,000 gal tank.

Site development and design for an area to accommodate up to 17 additional t-hangars.

 

Seminole Municipal Airport – Installing a new fuel system including new fuel tanks at their fuel farm. Future projects include overlaying their existing runway with asphalt. To begin early next year.

 

Stroud Municipal Airport – Stroud is building an 8 unit T-hangar facility and one bulk hangar. They are also in the works of installing a parallel taxiway in order to accommodate a new FBO they are currently negotiating terms with. Stroud reports that negations have been very positive.

 

Cushing Municipal Airport – Cushing has finished rehabilitating their main apron. Next priority is to crack seal runway 18/36

 

Shawnee Regional Airport – Repairing railing and cast iron wheels on southern most row of t-hangars. They are coating the ceiling of their largest bulk hangar with spray foam insulation. Shawnee is negotiating terms with an Air Tractor service center maintenance facility. Center would be located in one of SNL’s existing bulk hangars and would be the first of its kind in Oklahoma.

 

Wiley Post Airport – PWA is getting ready to accept bids for an airfield infrastructure repair/improvement project. The project will consist of pavement resurfacing, re-marking, airfield circuit upgrades, new lighting, and a new home run.

 

Edmond-Guthrie Regional Airport – A local aviation business is constructing a 100’ X 80’ hangar on the airfield. Current construction projects include the NW development area, PAPI light rewiring, and the taxiway C rehabilitation which is scheduled to be completed in early August. They also are hosting a community day fly-in September 20th. They are also looking to add a 24 hour pilot’s lounge and restrooms very soon.

 

Will Rogers - OKC is consolidating their rental car facilities into one concentrated area. They are also continuing their terminal expansion which includes adding east concourses and additional gates.


Keenan English
Central Regional Director
Shawnee