2017 GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORT OF THE YEAR
Posted 3/21/18 (Wed)
ENDERLIN - SKYHAVEN AIRPORT IS AWARDED
“2017 GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORT OF THE YEAR”
The Enderlin – Skyhaven Airport has received the “2017 General Aviation Airport of the Year” award. The award was presented on March 6th, 2018 at the Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium held in Fargo. The award is sponsored by the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission in partnership with the Airport Association of North Dakota. This award is for excellence in maintaining safety, project management, and community awareness.
Presenting the award was Matthew Remynse, President of the Airport Association of North Dakota and Kyle Wanner, Director of the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. Accepting the award for the Enderlin – Skyhaven Airport included Steve Lund – Airport Authority Member, Calvin Anderson – Airport Authority Member, and Bobby Geske - Airport Authority Chairman and Manager.
Accomplishments for 2017 include:
The Enderlin Municipal Airport has a strong belief in aviation advocacy and education. A growing annual event is their Aviation Symposium for the sixth grade class of the Enderlin Public School. As part of their aviation curriculum, the students are provided a field trip to the Enderlin Airport where they are further introduced to aviation. During this visit, the airport instructs the students about aviation careers and how to conduct pre-flight aircraft inspections. At the conclusion of the field trip, each student is provided an opportunity to fly in an aircraft and receive a t-shirt. In addition, the airport also hosts a summer fly-in event which was well received by pilots and the local community.
The Enderlin Airport welcomes the many local civic groups to host their meetings at the airport. The airport is always eager to share with these civic groups a look at their based aircraft, a discussion of some of the functions that take place, and a description of the economic impact their airport has on their community.
The Enderlin Airport also takes great pride in it's appearance and impressions. The Airport always has projects being planned, being worked on, and or nearing completion. The airport recently acquired a 45’ x 150’ hangar, which will allow more aircraft to be based at the airport and will help to provide storage for transient aircraft visiting the area.
The Enderlin Airport is congratulated for a tremendous year of accomplishments.
Included in the photo: (Left to Right) Kyle Wanner – ND Aeronautics Commission Director, Bobby Geske – Airport Manager and Airport Authority Chairman, Steve Lund – Airport Authority Member, Calvin Anderson, Airport Authority Member, Matthew Remynse – President of the Airport Association of North Dakota