DECEMBER 2019

Follow the latest news from the Perry-Houston County Airport. 

Perry-Houston County airport parking project gets funding for expansion

 
PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Perry-Houston County airport will soon have enough space to meet its growing airplane parking needs.

Every five years, the airport submits an airport layout plan (ALP) to the Georgia Department of Transportation. Airport management says that expanding the apron where planes park tops their priorities.

Friday, the GDOT awarded $12.6 million in grants to five Georgia airports. Perry-Houston County airport will receive $2 million of that money.

Currently, the airport averages around 60 plane landings daily. That number is up from 45 planes per day, just three years ago.

Airport Manager James Marquardt says that number continues to grow.

“We’re getting a lot more corporate traffic. We’re getting more and more individuals flying here in small private airplanes, as well, flying through going north to south and east to west,” Marquardt said. “This last week, Verizon had a major exercise at the Guardians Center and of course, that increased our traffic exponentially, here. We had a lot of traffic in here as a result of that.”

Other airports receiving grant funds include Cartersville, Columbus, Hazlehurst, and Kaolin Field.
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AIRPORT AUTHORITY MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, December 2nd, 2019

The monthly meeting of the Perry-Houston County Airport Authority is scheduled for December 2, 2019 at 4 pm at the Perry-Houston County Airport terminal.  The public is invited.

CALIFORNIA TO SAVANNAH
Paul Horzowitz and Joe Harrelson decided to pick up a new Legend Cub in California and fly it home to Savannah.  After a "few" stops along the way, they made an overnight at PXE, which they said was the "friendliest airport we have stopped in since we left California."  Glad to hear that, fellows, and glad you stopped by.
FIRST-TIME VISITOR TO PXE
Our first-ever Honda Jet visited Perry-Houston County Airport to pick up some passengers during November.  Sporting a G3000 Garmin panel and those whispering GE engines, the Honda was a bit impressive.  A 480MPH top end and a 1600 mile range is included in the 3.5-4 million price.  And in case you are interested in purchasing, the bird will fit in our hangars with 2 inches to spare.
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 SPECIAL DAYS IN DECEMBER: 

1st -Rosa Parks Day
4th - Cookie Day
7th - Pearl Harbor Day
11th - World Choral Day
16th - Boston Tea Party Day
17th - Wright Brothers' First Flight Anniversary
20th - Go Caroling Day
21st - Winter Solstice
21st - Look on the Bright Side Day
24th - Christmas Eve
25th - Christmas Day (PXE Terminal Closed)
26th - National Whiner's Day
31st - New Year's Eve

     
 HAVING A BIT OF TROUBLE MOVING
YOUR AIRCRAFT OVER THE RAILS?
We found an iron shop that will make (3) over-the-rail ramps, metal construction and powder-coated, for $200.00.  If you would like a set of these ramps, give us a call and we'll order them for you and bill to your account when they arrive. We are using a set in hangar 150-8 if you would like to inspect the ramps.
 
   

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DO YOU KNOW????
  1. What well-known Christmas carol became the first song ever broadcast from space in 1965?
     
  2. What Christmas carol does the Peanuts gang sing at the end of “A Charlie Brown Christmas?”
    (This question is related to aviation because of Snoopy, the Red Baron, part of the Peanut’s gang.)

     
  3. In what decade did NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command, formerly CONAD) start tracking Santa on Christmas Eve?
     
  4. How many wise men / Magi / kings does the bible say visited the baby Jesus?(This question is related to aviation because there were angels about…. They fly.)
     
  5. How far and fast does Santa travel?
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 permanent 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 122.725, 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 0800-1800 and self-serve AvGas (100LL) is available 24/7. Call out service is also available. 
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