Thursday, July 16, 2009

Airport Makeover

We have a rather large project underway at the Vinton Veterans Memorial Airport. The airport received a 95 percent federal grant to construct a 4-stall T-Hanger and taxi lane. The total cost is over $500,000, but the city's share will only be five percent of the cost. There are already several people waiting to rent hanger space at the airport. The airport commission also applied and received two grants; one for a new entrance sign and another for a Jet A Fuel system. The entrance sign will really improve the airport's appearance. The jet fuel system will enable those users with turbine engines to be able to refuel their aircraft, thus opening the use of the airport to more aircraft.