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Posted on: April 10, 2018

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The City of Phillipsburg would like to invite you to the Phillipsburg Municipal Airport open house on April 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm.  The City would like to increase awareness of the activities at the airport and show case the recent renovations that were completed by the City’s Staff.   The Airport is a vital piece of the City’s infrastructure as it provides access for local business partners as well as emergency medical transportation for all of Phillips County.

The City has just completed a renovation of the existing terminal building.  These renovations included the addition of an ADA compliant bathroom, new paint, flooring, furniture and technology updates.  This project was completed entirely with City Staff.  This project cost the City less than $7, 000 to complete.  If the City would have contracted this work out, this project would have easily cost over $45,000.  

The Airport receives approximately 8,500 plane touch downs a year.    The City provides a courtesy vehicle for pilots that fly in so that they can travel within the city and experience the great things Phillipsburg has to offer.   The City does have a fueling system available and has aviation gas on hand for sale.  The City sold 10,320 gallons of fuel during 2017.  The City also has the system available to provide Jet A fuel but does not offer Jet A fuel at this time.   The City currently has twelve hangers and two businesses occupied at our airport. 

The Airport Board is responsible for advising the Council and Mayor on airport matters.  The Airport Board is made up of Lloyd Culbertson, Rick Jarvis, Jeff Anderson, Rodger Van Loenen and Tim Hammond.   This board is appointed by the Mayor and approved by the council with three year terms.  Plans have been prepare to allow for an expansion of six additional hangers.  This project will begin in 2019 by constructing  an additional taxi-way to the east of existing hangers to provide access to the additional development.

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