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Approved May 16, 2007 - Aviation Advisory Minutes

Aviation Advisory Committee
May 16, 2007
Milton, Florida

The Aviation Advisory Committee met on the above date with the following members present: Chairman Carlos Diaz and members Mike Harris and Marty Martin. Also present were the County Administrator (Hunter Walker), County Engineer (Roger Blaylock), and Administrative Services Manager (Tammy Simmons). Chairman Diaz called the meeting to order at 5:06 p.m. He said there is not a quorum so the meeting will be for informationalpurposes only.

Chairman/Member Issues

There was discussion oftemporary leased corporate hangers at Peter Prince Airport being changed to permanent leased hangers. Blaylock asked if the Aviation Advisory Committee has any objection to changing the lease of these hangers from temporary to permanent. There was no objection from committee members.

Administrator/Engineer Issues

Walker said staff has prepared the Inspection/Enforcement Issues report for the Aviation Advisory Committee, and he will discuss the report at the next meeting when there is a quorum.

Pensacola Flight Watch, Inc. Issues

Dale Holbert with Pensacola Flight Watch, Inc. gave a brief update on runway 1735 reconstruction at Pensacola Regional Airport. He said the PAPI (Precision Approach Path Indicator) installation on this runway is in the design phase, and he hopes it will be completed before the runway is recommissioned. Holbert said Pensacola Regional Airport has completed most of the reconstruction on the asphalt and infrastructure for the new hangers being added at the airport.

Holbert said he does not know of any issues at Peter Prince Airport. He said the gate seems to be working well. Holbert suggested the time it takes to close the gate be looked at to see if it can be shortened. He said more tenants might wait and ensure the gate closes if the gate closes faster.

Holbert gave an update on the Flightwatch Discovery Park Project at Pensacola Regional Airport. He said the only things lacking at the park are the Plaza of Honor and communication radios.

Holbert asked for clarification on the number of hangers being added to Peter Prince Airport. Blaylock said there will be 24 new hangers. Holbert asked if any bids have been received for the hangers. Blaylock said he is not sure if any bids have been received. He said the bids will be opened on May 29 th and the results will be available that afternoon.

There being no further business to come before the Aviation Advisory Committee at this time, the meeting adjourned at 5:17p.m.