Ontonagon residents speak to board on extending airport runway

 

August 22, 2018



By JAN TUCKER

jantuck@jamadots.com

ONTONAGON — Pilot Dan Sullivan and several residents interested in the Ontonagon County Airport urged the Ontonagon County Board to apply for a grant to extend the runway of the local airport to 5,000 feet. He asked the board to apply for a recent government supplemental which included up to 1 billion dollars available to rural airports. He said a 5,000 feet runway is standard for general aviation. Sullivan claimed the grant funds are available to airports like Ontonagon with no local match.

Sullivan explained time was of the essence because the county w...



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