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July 28, 2010
AOPA ePublishing staff
Owners of Cook Airfield, Inc., in Derby, Kan., got the go-ahead July 21 to lengthen the airport’s runway by 1,000 feet. The airport owners requested that the county vacate a road south of the airport in order to expand.
During the July 21 hearing by the Sedgwick County Board of County Commissioners, 15 residents spoke in favor of the expansion, while 11 spoke against it. Ultimately, the board voted 3 to 2 to approve the runway extension.
This should encourage more aviation service providers to base at the airport and bring more business to the area. AOPA had written to the board, expressing its support for the growing general aviation airport.
Pilots have formed a user group and launched a petition drive to save Runway 5/23 at Joplin Regional Airport in Joplin, Mo.
AOPA is urging Santa Rosa County officials who operate Peter Prince Field in Milton, Fla., to revise proposed rules to eliminate potential conflicts.
The new owners of a privately owned, public-use airport in an enviable New Jersey location have big plans, and vacant hangars.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.