JANUARY 2020

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

PXE CHRISTMAS DINNER

The Perry-Houston County Airport Christmas Dinner was a resounding success with approximately 65 people enjoying a ham and turkey dinner.  Our thanks to John Hughes for allowing us to hold our dinner in his hangar.  Our present terminal would have been a bit crowded with the number of attendees who enjoyed the evening. Those attending included  members of our local community, government leaders, EAA members, PXE family and friends and others.  We appreciate all those who took the time to celebrate Christmas with us.
  
 
AIRPORT AUTHORITY MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, January 6, 2020

The monthly meeting of the Perry-Houston County Airport Authority is scheduled for Monday, January 6, at 4 pm at the Perry-Houston County Airport terminal.  The public is invited.

You don't see too many Cessna canards in our area.  However, even with 300 HP, the aircraft still needs its other set of wings.  The pilot mentioned that the aircraft would leave the ground rather hurriedly with the canard addition. 
Foreign-Born, but Local Home.
A Romanian IAR-823 stopped in for fuel and coffee last month (aircraft for fuel, pilot for coffee). The IAR-823 is a civil and military trainer aircraft built in Romania from 1974 until 1983. The Industria Aeronautica Romana lives at AirPark and is cared for by Robert Ligon.  Great sounding engine, Robert.
 SPECIAL DAYS IN JANUARY: 

1st – New Year’s Day
                Rose Bowl Day

3rd – National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
6th – National Weigh-In Day
9th—Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
13th—National Clean Off Your Desk Day
                Stephen Foster Day
14th—Dress Up Your Pet Day

15th—National Bagel Day
20th—Inauguration Day
                Martin Luther King Day
               
                National Cheese Lovers Day
21st—National Hugging Day
23RD  National Pie Day
24th—National Compliment Day
25th—Chinese New Year
                National Irish Coffee Day

26th—Grammy Awards
                National Bible Sunday
27th-- Holocaust Memoria Day
28th—National Kazoo Day
29th—Curmudgeons Day
31st—Fun at Work Day
            

DO YOU KNOW????
  1. When was the first fixed wing scheduled airline started?
     
  2. In 1936, the airship Hindenburg entered passenger service and successfully crossed the Atlantic 36 times before it infamously crashed and burned.  Do you know where this happened?
     
  3. In 1918, the United States Postal Service won the financial backing of Congress to begin experimenting with what program?
     
Rose Parade:That thing that takes a couple of hours tv time before the real event, the Rose Bowl.  If you can answer any of the questions below, you are more astute than the average.
  1. Who first staged the parade in 1890?
     
  2. Since then, when has the parade been held?
     6. Why was this exception instituted in 1893?

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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