Airport to temporarily close in July


PINEDALE – The construction season is approaching with several projects that will close or restrict operations at the Pinedale Airport.

For a time period – from July 4 to mid-September – Emblem Aviation will operate from the Big Piney-Marbleton Airport with limited hours in Pinedale.

On May 17, all vehicles will need to be removed from parking lots or they will be towed, according to airport manager Grover Laseke. First, all taxiways, aprons and the parking lot will be crack-sealed, expected to take three days. Pavement sealing will take place after that, taking about five days. Both projects are funded by WYDOT.

In mid-June, the East GA Apron project, building a new apron between taxiways Bravo and Charlie to serve larger aircraft. Self-service fueling will not be available as of July 4 except from Emblem Aviation’s fuel truck. A new self-service avgas station will be built bear the current location.

After July 4, HK Contractors will begin runway rehabilitation and the airport will be totally closed except for helicopter use to mid-September. Tenants will be able to access their hangars. After the runway is paved, the runway will open for day use only for about two weeks to groove the runway at night.

Any airport tenants, users and interested parties can join an online videoconference on Thursday, May 20, at 5 p.m. for project updates. Access by computer at meet.google.com/jbs-urrj-zcg or call 1-347-943-9833 / PIN: 984 902 263#.

Laseke gave updates on Pinedale Airport activities and policies that are available at https://www.townofpinedale.us/airport. These include an airport minimum standards document for commercial operations and draft Pinedale Airport Rules and Regulations.

The Pinedale Airport Board meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m., usually in the conference room. Two board members’ terms expire soon and anyone interested should send a letter of interest to Pinedale Town Clerk Maureen Rudnick, P.O. Box 709, Pinedale, WY 82941 or to [email protected]

Also, the new club Wind River Flyers is organized with a Cessna 182 and a limit of 12 members. For more information, call John Douglas at 307-413-7888.

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