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Airport electrical work approved

Councilman Mark Luft praised the deal, namely the only 5 percent of overall costs the city will pay.

“Believe it or not, it does belong to the city … we need to keep pride in it,” Luft said. “… I see absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t jump on $300,000 worth of work for $16,000.”

“We’re utilizing the federal funding to take a large operational expense basically off the books,” Stambaugh said. “The LED lighting is far more efficient to run in terms of energy consumption, but it’s also far more efficient in terms of maintenance.”

Read more here: http://www.pekintimes.com/article/20160509/NEWS/160509369


Runway 9/27 Closure – April 27th through May 01

Runway 9/27 will be closed beginning Monday April 27th through Friday May 01

The runway will be closed for major crack repair. Expect the runway to be closed MON-FRI for a minimum of 3 weeks.
The runway may be available on weekends, or open earlier than planned.

Please contact the airport manager at (309) 348-3692 or at pekinairport@ci.pekin.il.us with questions, comments, and concerns.

For official runway status, please refer to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Notice-To-Airman (NOTAMS)


Childhood friends receive master pilot award

Childhood friends Rick Cunningham and Mike Reed share a love of the air, and their decades of flying experience have been recognized.

Both were awarded the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award in October in Springfield during an annual meeting. The two were given the prestigious award by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Dave Slaybaugh from the Flight Standards District Office.

Read more at: http://www.pekintimes.com/article/20150215/NEWS/150219425/1994/NEWS#sthash.iro5kUK6.dpuf



Pekin Municipal Airport helps City get chosen for second prison

Barra said the bureau included Pekin in its long-term expansion plans in large part because the city and its surrounding transportation logistics — notably the Pekin Municipal Airport — have proven themselves a good setting over the 20 years since its medium/minimum-security facility opened.

“The fact we already have that (facility) is important,” she said. “They like the area.”

Read more: http://www.pjstar.com/article/20140910/News/140919875#ixzz3D2aFnmBA

Job Opening: Part-Time Airport Assistant – Pekin Airport

The Pekin Municipal Airport is accepting applications for the position of:

Part Time Airport Assistant
Saturday and Sunday
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Applications must be returned no later than 5:00 pm on September 1st, 2014.  Applications can be mailed/delivered to the Human Resources Office at 111 South Capitol Street, Room, 241, Pekin, IL 61554, faxed to 309.346.2095, or emailed to sjnewcomb@ci.pekin.il.us

Please find the application linked below:

Part-Time Airport Assistant Application

Wings and Wheels to mark airport anniversary

By Sharon Woods Harris
Pekin Daily Times reporter

The Pekin Municipal Airport is turning 50 this year and a celebration has been planned in honor of the occasion.
The airport will conduct its Fourth Annual Wings and Wheels event from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 14 at the airport on Illinois Route 29 near South Pekin. Admission is free.  The event will feature a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. A pork chop and brat lunch will be prepared by the Pekin Community High School JROTC from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Read more: http://www.pekintimes.com/article/20140606/News/140609315#ixzz34FJI7snB

Mike Cruse of Cruce Aviation installs a new radial engine on his aircraft Tuesday at Pekin Municipal Airport. Josh Bradshaw / Times staff
Mike Cruse of Cruce Aviation installs a new radial engine on his aircraft Tuesday at Pekin Municipal Airport. Josh Bradshaw / Times staff