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Small aircraft traffic will increase on north runway
The Worthington News (SNP), August 23, 2006

Don Scott Airport

SMALL AIRCRAFT TRAFFIC TO INCREASE ON NORTH RUNWAY


By LYNDSEY TETER
Reprinted courtesy of The Worthington News/SNP 2006

For the next three or four weeks, residents at either end of the north runway of Don Scott Airport might notice an increase in small aircraft traffic over their homes, airport officials said.

The Ohio State University airport will begin pavement work on a taxiway leading to the south runway during the week of Aug. 21, resulting in a temporary shift of small aircraft to the north runway.

"The south runway will be a little more difficult to maneuver, so we will be moving all the smaller aircraft to the north runway," said Cathy Ferrari, external relations for the airport.

The south runway will continue to handle larger aircraft, including jets and turbo-props, but will otherwise have limited use for approximately three to four weeks, officials said.

"At the same time, we will drastically reduce the number of practice take-offs and landings, which are typically done on the north runway," Airport Director Doug Hammon said in a news release.

The project is part of an Federal Aviation Administration-approved three-year capital improvements plan to rehabilitate the runways and taxiways and install new lighting.

The airport is in its third year of the maintenance plan, Ferrari said.
The airport is also adding more security fences and gates during this period. That work will go on simultaneously.

The improvements are separate from expansion plans put on hold last summer until noise issues were addressed with the airport neighbors.

"There will be nothing added or subtracted from the south runway," Ferrari said. "This is just repaving."

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