FRYEBURG AIRPORT TO CLOSE FOR REPAIRS

by Christian Mower on October 11, 2013

THE MANAGER OF THE AIRPORT IN FRYEBURG, MAINE SAYS IT WILL SHUT DOWN FOR TWO DAYS STARTING COLUMBUS DAY FOR IMPORTANT RUNWAY MAINTENANCE.

DAVE CULLINAN SAYS THE EASTERN SLOPES REGIONAL AIRPORT WILL USE A SPECIAL RUBBER-LIKE MATERIAL TO SEAL CRACKS AND RE-PAINT MARKERS ON THE SOLE RUNWAY 14-32.

THE RUNWAY IS 4,200 FEET LONG AND 75 FEET WIDE. IT WILL CLOSED DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS MONDAY OCT. 14 AND TUESDAY OCT. 15, 2013.

CULLINAN SAYS LARGE MARKERS FORMING AN “X” WILL BE PLACED ON THE ENDS OF THE RUNWAY DURING THE DAYLIGHT WORKING HOURS TO INDICATE TO PILOTS THAT IT IS CLOSED. AND THE AIRPORT WILL ALSO MONITOR ITS RADIO FREQUENCY.

PILOTS ARE ADVISED TO CHECK NOTAMS AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY. THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO COST ABOUT $14,000, MOST OF IT FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE AIRPORT CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AT www.airnav.com.

SATURDAY OCT. 12, 2013 THE AIRPORT WILL CELEBRATE THE RE-OPENING OF A TAXI WAY WITH ITS 3RD ANNUAL SOUPFEST FROM 11 A.M. TO 2 P.M. THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. CULLINAN – A FORMER PROFESSIONAL CHEF – SAYS HE’S MAKING UP SOME FISH CHOWDER FOR VISITORS TO ENJOY AS THEY TALK TO PILOTS AND LEARN ABOUT AIRPORT OPERATIONS.

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