2016: Airport Construction Ahead! After more than three years of working to establish a strong foundation upon which to construct a sustainable future for Jasper County Airport, we are energized by the opportunity to realize up to three airport improvements included within our Capital Improvement Program (CIP) in the year ahead!
Scheduled for the spring of 2016, the long-awaited modernization of the fuel farm, which encompasses the replacement of the current system’s tanks, motors, pumps, and accompanying infrastructure, will result in the unavailability of 100LL and Jet A fuels for at least one month. Apologetic for this inconvenience, we will do our best to keep you abreast of the project’s anticipated timeline, corresponding progress, and eventual completion.
Subject to the receipt of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant akin to the fuel farm’s modernization, we are working toward navigational aid improvements to include the replacement of the rotating beacon, the replacement of Runway 18’s Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI), the installation of a PAPI on Runway 36, and the siting of Runway End Identifier Lights (REILs) on the thresholds of Runways 18 and 36. Below, P-Factor YouTube Channel’s approach video not only illustrates the vertical guidance provided by the white and red lights of the PAPI along the left side of the runway, but also the threshold delineation offered by the white strobes of the REIL sited to the right of the runway’s end.
With our hangar waiting list enduring, we are grateful for the opportunity to explore T-hangar development for the first time in more than ten years, and in partnership with our aviation engineer, Mr. Ken Ross, PE of Indianapolis-based NGC, Corp., that research is underway.
As always, please monitor NOTAMs for the most current airport information, and thank you for your patient support as we realize the future of Jasper County Airport!
Video Credit: P-Factor YouTube Channel