The Mandan Municipal Airport has received the “2014 General Aviation Airport of the Year” award.
The award was presented on March 3rd, 2015 at the Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium held in Fargo. The award is sponsored by the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission in partnership with the Airport Association of North Dakota. This award is for excellence in maintaining safety, project management, and community awareness.
Presenting the award was Matthew Remynse, President of the Airport Association of North Dakota and Kyle Wanner, Director of the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. Accepting the award for the Mandan Municipal Airport included the airport manager Jim Lawler and Mandan Airport Authority Board Members Marc Taylor and Mike Wagner.
Accomplishments for 2014 were:
In June 2014, the Mandan Municipal Airport hosted a fly-in and airport dedication ceremony celebrating the completion of a $6 million dollar runway reconstruction project, funded jointly by the Federal Aviation Administration, North Dakota Aeronautics Commission and the local community. On hand, were Sen. Heitkamp, Rep. Cramer, and other state and local officials commemorating the event.
Throughout 2014, Mandan Municipal Airport hosted multiple community outreach events including three movie nights during the summer months, a fly-in chili feed in the fall, and provided orientation flights to community youth, courtesy of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Civil Air Patrol and Bismarck Aero Center.
Mandan Municipal Airport experienced unprecedented growth in 2014, making Mandan one of the North Dakota’s busiest general aviation airports. In 2014, Mandan Municipal Airport welcomed a surge in hangar development efforts with six new hangars constructed. Pilots can now utilize the new RNAV approaches into Mandan, allowing pilots to fly into the airport during inclement weather conditions.
The Mandan Municipal Airport is congratulated for a tremendous year of accomplishments.
Article courtesy of the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission.