AUGUST 2019

Follow the latest news from the Perry-Houston County Airport. 
   Perry-Houston County Airport announces new UNICOM frequency.

PXE announced a UNICOM frequency change from 122.70 to 122.725 on July 30th.  The new frequency will alleviate the transmission crowding we have experienced over the last few years. The closest airport using 122.725 is Hampton, about 65 miles away.       

          
AIR CAMP AT PERRY AIR

Perry Air held an air camp at PXE July 22 - July 24.  There were 15 8 - 12 year-olds, who began each day with breakfast in the open hangar with Perry Air staff.  During the 3-day period, the campers experienced activities, crafts, aircraft simulator time, hands-on learning and a discovery flight with a certified flight instructor.  
AIRPORT AUTHORITY MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, August 5th, 2019

The monthly meeting of the Perry-Houston County Airport Authority is scheduled for July 8, 2019 at 4.pm. at the Perry-Houston County Airport terminal.  The public is invited.
AirCams On the Way to Oshkosh
A bevy of AirCams stopped at the Perry-Houston County Airport for fuel and some R&R on the way to Oshkosh a few weeks ago.  The AirCam factory was sending 6 models to display to the Oshkosh visitors.  

A visitor to PXE during July was a P-40 Warhawk heading home to Kissimee from Oshkosh.  Pilot Thom Richards expressed a hope of returning to Perry-Houston County Airport during September for the Robins AFB Air Show.
Courtesy
Swinging your aircraft north or south with the prop spinning has a tendency to blow dirt and other unpleasant bits of fod into other hangars and onto other aircraft.  Please be courteous to your airport neighbors by shutting your engine down while the aircraft is east or west.  
 IMPORTANT DAYS IN JULY: 

2nd—International Beer Day
3rd—International Hangover Day
4th—Friendship Day
         U.S. Coast Guard Day
14th—V-J Day
16th—National Tell a Joke Day
19th—Aviation Day
12st—Senior Citizen’s Day
26th—National Dog Day
26th—Women’s Equality Day (are you kidding me?)
30th—Toasted Marshmallow Day
31st—International Bacon Day
       

          

DO YOU KNOW????
1.  How fast can you get out?  The FAA requires that all airplanes be capable of being evacuated in _____________.  This includes commercial airlines. 

2. Remember the Voyager?  The aircraft circumnavigated the globe without landing or refueling.  What year did it do this? 

3. Speaking of years past, what year did the first person fly faster than the speed of sound and who was that person?  

4. What is the safest form of transportation? 

5.  How many people living now have been (at one time or another) on an airplane? 

6. Bonus tidbit….Do you remember “Weekend at Bernie’s”?  Too far out to take seriously.. Right?? Read the answer to this one…


ANSWERS ARE ON OUR WEBSITE:  www.pxeairport.com/quiz

 

Perry-Houston Country Airport is a public-use airport located four miles northwest of Perry, GA. Field elevation is 418 feet. The airport was activated in May of 1947. KPXE (The ICAO Identifier) is open to the public and has no control tower. The airport is under Atlanta Center's  Air Route Traffic Control Center. KPXE has a single runway aligned 18/36 that is 4,999 feet long and 100 ft wide. The high-intensity lighting, including the MALSRs are pilot controlled on 122.70, the CTAF/UNICOM frequency. LPV, ILS, VOR and LOC approaches are utilized. The Airport Manager, Jim Marquardt, can be reached at 478-988-3699. Normal hours of operation are 0800-2000 and self-serve AvGas (100LL) is available 24/7. Call out service is also available. 
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