It's official....the runway will be closing on Monday, April 27th at 0600. The projected closure schedule runs until Thursday, July 9th, weather permitting.
The good news is that we have found a temporary home for N734MX and N8299E at the Lake Cumberland Regional Airport in Somerset. They will be housed in hangars A1 and A2. We will have combination locks on the hangars. Russ Maynard has requested that his students wanting to solo call him so he knows you're flying and he will give you the combination. The Somerset folks have their terminal closed to most foot traffic due to the current virus situation. To access the aircraft, they have requested that we park in their lot and use the walk through gate to get to the hangars. Attached is an overhead picture with our hangars marked. It's a little bit of a stroll, but not too bad.
Fuel will be available from the Somerset airport by calling the office at 606-679-7908. Their business hours are from 0700-1800 M-F and 0800-1800 weekends. If you think you are going to fly after they close, please call ahead and have the aircraft fueled during their normal hours. Our standard wet rental rates and fuel reimbursement procedures apply, meaning that nobody should be paying for fuel out of their pocket at Somerset. Aircraft and engine maintenance logs, oil, and window cleaner will be kept in the hangars at Somerset.
Nobody will have to pay Somerset airport for their aircraft rental. We will periodically be going over to Somerset to check flight logs and do billing. We would prefer that folks use our 10 Hour Block Time prepay arrangement (provides a 10% discount on pre-tax rental rate if you pay with a check in advance, $954 for N734MX and $1097.10 for 8299E with all tax included), but we can invoice at the end of the month or you can call the office with your credit card number to pay as you go as well.
Please report any and all maintenance concerns that affect safety of flight to the airport staff as soon as they arise or are noticed. A business card with the airport office number and my cellphone number is in the front of each aircraft blue flight log. A maintenance squawk sheet for minor faults is also in each flight log. Please provide as much detail as possible (ie. COMM1 will not transmit but does receive on the ground, works normally in the air) as well as your name so we know who to call if we have more questions.
Please take the time to cancel your flights on the online scheduler or call the airport office to have the staff do it for you.
Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation,
Due to the impact of the corona virus, 100LL prices at the airport have dropped from $4.45 to $4.15 and the Jet-A prices have dropped from $3.90 to $3.70. Covid-19 is making an impact across the world medically and economically. Come get fuel and spend the quarantine in the luxury of your airplane.
Open House Lite is coming this Saturday, June the 29th! Due to inclement weather on the Open House date, we were unable to provide the promised flights. This Saturday will be a make up date filled with plenty of food, fun, and flights! Come down in your prized car to enter the car show and stay for the Open House Lite experience.
EKU publicly announced on May 6th, 2019 that a new Aircraft Maintenance would begin at the London-Corbin Airport when the London location curriculum and training area is approved by the FAA. We are proud to host the new program for the future of aviation and educational growth!
While applications are not yet being received for the program, clicking here will take you to a spreadsheet to be filled out and sent to London-Corbin Airport's email. (firstname.lastname@example.org) More information will be posted as it is gained to the News & Updates page and hope to see plenty of new faces joining the local general aviation community!
For more information, click here.
Tha National Guard is in the process of building a massive hangar which will be able to accommodate sixteen OH-58 Helicopters and four UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters. The hangar is the third phase in the project and will hopefully be complete by the end of this year. Already completed is a maintenance facility and office complex which is used solely by the National Guard for their operations.
Currently, the airport has a project underway that will allow motor vehicles, golf carts, tractors, etc to access both sides of the airport property without having to cross the runway! The road will connect to the taxiway in front of the North Hangars and with the ramp next to the ASOS antenna on the south side ramp (Terminal Side). Currently, the National Guard is using the North side of the airfield for their operations. Having half of their fleet on the South side and half on the North, they are constantly crossing the runway. Also, pilots who keep their airplanes in the North hangars cross the runway to access their airplane and hangar. The access road will eliminate all traffic from having to cross the runway, providing a safer atmosphere for pilots landing and taking off.
Pictures to come soon!
As of about a week ago, the new hangars are complete! The taxiways have been paved, the lighting has been installed and all of it looks awesome. All that needs to be done is some landscaping (grass, etc). Airplanes have started moving in and hangar space is being taken as fast as it opens up. The workers did a fantastic job on this project. We also have our Board Chairman Wade Carr and Board member Henry Heaberlin to thank for a lot of their hard work on this project.
Currently, the new twin-hangars are under construction. The building is up and houses ten twin-hangars with automatic doors, all concrete floors, and plenty of room for most twin-engine aircraft. Last week, February 7-13, multiple loads of gravel were brought in to lay the foundation for the taxiways. We have our board chairman, and several other workers, to thank for donating their time to help in getting the hangars ready to move into. March is the tentative time for the project to be complete.
Check back here for more news and updates as the airport continues to expand it's horizons