San Manuel Airport plans expansion

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Parrish Traweek and Jim Petty

A display of planned expansion at San Manuel Airport. John Hernandez | Miner

San Manuel Miner

The San Manuel Airport has announced plans to expand the airport and is holding public meetings to share plans and receive public input about the master plan for the airport. The first of a series of meetings was held on Wednesday, July 16 at the airport’s terminal building. Interested members of the Public met with Jim Petty, Pinal County Airport Economic Development Department and representatives of Dibble Engineering who are involved in the project.

The master plan projects 20 years of anticipated growth and expansion projects. Some of the projects for the 2014-2016 plans include building more hangars, a fuel containment sump, runway and taxiway rehabilitation, access road relocation and land acquisition. The projects are paid for by Federal and state grants. There are currently 37 based aircraft at the airport. This includes 15 planes owners from San Manuel, 7 in Oracle, 2 from Catalina and 11 from the Tucson area. There is a waiting list of 20 plane owners looking for a hangar. It is anticipated that with more growth in Tucson that plane owners may want to relocate to fly in and out of San Manuel. Thirty five percent of the landings and take offs at the airport are from people living out of the area. There will be a number of meetings announced by Pinal County throughout the year. You can view the plans at the project website www.nicholaspela.com/E77/welcome.html.

John Hernandez (427 Posts)

John Hernandez lives in Oracle. He is retired and enjoys writing and traveling. He is active in the Oracle Historical Society. He covers numerous public events, researches historical features and writes business/artist profiles.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Sea Lions win swim meet against Coolidge

    June 24th, 2016
    by

      The Coolidge Dolphins came to the Mammoth Pool on Saturday in hopes of ending the Sea Lions’ winning streak […]


    San Manuel Pool Contest Winner

    June 24th, 2016
    by

      The winner of the San Manuel Miner Pool Filling Contest is Mark Vancas!   Mark guessed that it would […]


    Swim lessons available at the Mammoth Pool

    June 24th, 2016
    by

      The first session of free swim lessons, sponsored by the Town of Mammoth and the Sea Lions Swim Team, […]


    SaddleBrooke Cycle Masters help 12 kids get riding

    June 24th, 2016
    by

    In April the SaddleBrooke Cycle Masters donated 12 bicycles and 12 helmets to the Mammoth-San Manuel School District. Students in […]


  • Additional Stories

    Belen Cluff celebrates 100th Birthday

    June 24th, 2016
    by

      Belen Cluff, longtime resident, celebrated her birthday on June 5. For those who don’t know, when we say Belen […]


    Copper Corridor LL All-Star tournaments scheduled to begin

    June 24th, 2016
    by

      Little League organizations throughout the Copper Corridor area recently announced their All- Star teams in advance of district tournaments […]


    Rios challenges Don Jones’ petitions for supervisor election

    June 24th, 2016
    by

    Dear Editor For Superior Sun, San Manuel Miner & Copper Basin News: This is to apprise the voters of Pinal […]


    Mammoth Police Report – June 22, 2016

    June 24th, 2016
    by

      According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger

  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather