Ti Airport to Get Upgrade
August 18, 2014
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  • TICONDEROGA — Ticonderoga Municipal Airport has been awarded $130,500 in Federal Aviation Administration funding.

    The grant will be used to fund construction of an aviation-fuel facility that will make the airport more self-sustaining and also provide revenue.

    “This upgrade adds to the long-term sustainability of a critical transportation resource for the Ticonderoga community,” Congressman Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) said in a news release.

    “Adding a self-service fueling station to this airport will support the continued growth of tourism and business travel to the region, as well as provide a small source of revenue to pay for the basic needs of the town and its residents.”

    The airport has added a hangar and tie-downs for planes in recent years, as well as extending the runway and installing a security fence, most paid for with FAA grants.

    “This is something we’ve been looking forward to, not just the officials here but pilots and tourists as well,” Ernie Tobin, a member of the Ticonderoga Municipal Airport Committee, said in the release.

    “The first thing pilots look for when they land is a place to refuel. This will help generate activity up here, make a little extra money for the airport and be a great thing for the town and for aviation in the region.”

    The Ticonderoga Municipal Airport is a 60-acre general aviation airport with 4,041 feet of asphalt runway. It is owned by the Town of Ticonderoga.