Airport could get more hangars
The Covington Municipal Airport Authority proposed converting some of the airport’s largely vacant tarmac space into space for 16 hangars, which are in demand locally.
There are currently 29 planes that are tied down outside without a hangar, but many owners don’t like that system because the planes suffer weather damage, including over- heating, which can damage a plane’s intricate, expensive instruments, said authority member Wayne Digby.
Only 12 planes are tied down on a long term basis and six of those owners want to rent hangars. In addition, some private hangars have two to three planes crammed into them and some other plane owners might locate to Covington if more hangars were available, Digby said.