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Mt. Hawley Airport – Aviation Poker Run

Pekin Municipal Airport participating in
Mt. Hawley Airport Aviation Poker Run

  1. All contestants must be 18 years and over.
  2. REGISTRATION closes one week prior to contest via email 4/25/2015
  3. The POKER RUN is Saturday, May 2 from 10am to 4pm.
  4. THIS IS NOT A RACE. Visit the airports in any order, ending at 3MY. Enjoy the ride and fly safe!
  5. Each Airport will have a deck of cards. The cards will be sealed in an envelope. DO NOT OPEN!
  6. One deck per Airport. Draw one card per aircraft then to the next Airport.
  7. PARTICIPANT/PLAYER need not be present to receive their prize/trophy.
  8. All cards (in sealed in envelopes) must be at 3MY no later than 4pm.
  9. The best poker hand wins.
  10. The rule in case of a tie will result in a High Card Draw between the participants involved in the tie.
  11. Mt. Hawley, Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria, The Experimental Aircraft Assn, and Chapter 563 of the EAA or sponsors associated with “Poker Run” do not assume any liability for any claims that may arise as a result of your volunteer participation in this event.
Additional Rules and Application Form Can Be Found Here



Airport Planning Documents Now Available

Our recently approved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Layout Plan (ALP) documents have been added to the website.

The ALP serves as a critical planning tool that depicts both existing facilities and planned development for an airport. Sponsors of airport development carried out at federally obligated airports must accomplish the improvement in accordance with an FAA-approved ALP.  The ALP includes Short Term, Intermediate Term, and Long Term Capital Improvement Planning.

By definition, the ALP is a plan for a specific airport that shows:

  • Boundaries and proposed additions to all areas owned or controlled by the sponsor for airport purposes
  • The location and nature of existing and proposed airport facilities and structures
  • The location on the airport of existing and proposed non-aviation areas and improvements thereon.

ALP for Funding:

A current FAA approved ALP is a prerequisite for issuance of a grant for airport development. Any sponsor who has received a grant for airport development is obligated by grant assurance to “keep the ALP up-to-date at all times.”

You can find these documents under the “Community Relations” menu item, or click on the links below.

ALP Narrative


Thank you.


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 Pilots awarded Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

“I am convinced that human flight is both possible and practical.”

-Wilbur Wright, 1899

The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award recognizes pilots who have demonstrated professionalism, skill and aviation expertise by maintaining safe operations for 50 or more years. Recipients are awarded a certificate and a lapel pin and are recognized in our Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award – Roll of Honor with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The award was recently given to Richard Alan Cunningham and Michael Day Reed who are Pekin Pilots.

Official Press Release


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