Air­port could get more hangars

The Covington News - - Local - GABRIEL KHOULI Staff Re­porter

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.

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