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2006 AirTAP Fall Forum

2006 AirTAP Fall Forum

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2006 AirTAP Fall Forum

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  1. 2006 AirTAP Fall Forum Moderator: Harold VanLeeuwen

  2. Melissa Galvan Willmar Municipal Airport 2006 AirTAP Fall Forum

  3. Willmar Municipal Airport • New airfield (K-BDH) opened 9/5/06 • Approx. 50 based aircraft with 1 business • Approx. 30,000 annual operations 2006 AirTAP Fall Forum

  4. Governing Structure Basic Local Structure 2006 AirTAP Fall Forum

  5. Operating Budget • How does one budget for 2 airports including 1 which didn’t exist? • What about the cost to demolish abandoned airfield? • Flexibility, Flexibility, Flexibility… 2006 AirTAP Fall Forum

  6. Learning Curve Own Expectations Interaction with various groups Un-chartered territory Balance between 2 airports Networking Tools within the industry Education/Training Level of Trust from local pilots Successful opening of new airport Challenges & Successes 2006 AirTAP Fall Forum

  7. Al Pelzer Fairmont Airport 2006 AirTAP Fall Forum

  8. Fairmont Airport Background • Part 139 airport • FBO also Manager • Manager does grass, snow, lights • CFI & Chief pilot 2006 AirTAP Fall Forum

  9. Governing Structures • 5 member airport board • Board advises city council • Manager hired by city council • Manager reports to City Administrator • 5 year contract 2006 AirTAP Fall Forum

  10. Operating Budget • Total budget $ 150,000 • State aid $55.000 • Land rent $ 40,000 2006 AirTAP Fall Forum

  11. Challenges & Successes • Cost of utilities & insurance up • More student starts • 12 based aircraft 9 years ago compared to 27 based aircraft today 2006 AirTAP Fall Forum

  12. Shaun Germolus AirportAdmin 2006 AirTAP Fall Forum

  13. Airport Background • Manager Worthington Municipal Airport Worthington, MN • Operations Superintendent Roanoke Regional Airport Commission Roanoke, VA • Director of Operations Duluth Airport Authority Duluth, MN 2006 AirTAP Fall Forum

  14. Training & Education • Administrative • Airport License/Certification, Funding, Zoning, Leases, Minimum Standards, Etc. • Operations & Maintenance • Airfield, Facilities, Equipment, Wildlife, Etc. • Security & Emergency Preparedness • Manuals, Equipment, Exercises 2006 AirTAP Fall Forum

  15. Documentation • Airport Inspections • Preventative & Routine Maintenance • Cost Analysis • Liability 2006 AirTAP Fall Forum

  16. Networking • Other Airport Personnel • Agencies • FAA, MN/DOT • AAAE, AirTAP, MCOA • Aviation Consultants • Product Distributors 2006 AirTAP Fall Forum