Suwannee Democrat

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March 29, 2012

Airport open for business

Live Oak — The Suwannee County Airport is open for business, according to Airport Facilities Manager Dana Brindle.

After nearly two months of updating the runway facilities, work has been completed and the airport can once again accommodate air traffic around the clock, Brindle confirmed.

The work, which included new runway lights, signs and striping mandated the airport enforce temporary closings, but with the work’s completion, Brindle encourages flyers to access the facility anytime.

According to Brindle, work is still underway on the facility’s self-serve fuel pumps, but he anticipates that to be completed within a week.

The Suwannee County Airport, which accommodates flights on a daily basis is located at 13302 80th Terrace in Live Oak. The 24 hour facility offers hangar rentals, competitive fuel prices, snacks and restroom facilities for flyers.

For residents who do not fly but genuinely enjoy seeing aircraft, the Experimental Aircraft Association Building is also located on airport property near the airport offices. Each month the EAA hosts a fly-in on the last Saturday of the month.

According to EAA Chapter 797 President Reid Paget, it is not necessary to own a plane or even be a licensed pilot to enjoy the association. Paget encourages everyone to join them and enjoy the monthly fly-ins.

A five dollar pancake breakfast is served during the fly-in events, which begin at 8 a.m. and lasts until 11 a.m. According to Paget, flyers and drivers alike are welcome to drop in, enjoy the food, fellowship and see some fascinating aircraft. Those wishing to enjoy breakfast should plan to go early, Paget advised.

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