Under a government contract a GPS Aerial Agricultural Survey is underway for the entire State of Utah and the Spanish Fork/Springville Airport is the Base of operations chosen by Surdex and Aerial Surveys International to stage this important work. Each day (weather permitting) planes take off and fly a grid which will ultimately cover the entire state. This work requires that there be no clouds either below or above the Aircraft since shadows of clouds negatively impact the quality of the maps. The project will take several weeks and these Aircraft are burning several hundred gallons of fuel each day.
Last week 3 “Airline Transport Pilot” Ratings were earned through Diamond Flight Center here at U77. That in and of itself is not unique, but the fact that the 3 Pilots were accomplished Air Force F-15 Pilots and they chose our Diamond Flight Center as the location to earn their rating speaks volumes about the quality of instruction available right here at the Spanish Fork/Springville Airport!
Congratulations on the new rating to Colonel Fredrick French (Pictured Above Left) and also to “ATP” certificate recipients Lt. Colonel David Unruh and Lt. Colonel Ropert Mitchell USAF F-15 Pilots (not pictured)
This poor guy got himself into quite a predicament hiking in Rock Canyon Today. Lucky for him Mike Patey and his R44 Helicopter was available to help the Sheriffs department with the Rescue.
About an hour later Mike Patey and Dave Bennet were called out again to help State Park Officers locate a boater that had been blown into the shore on Utah Lake during a Micro-burst. The efforts of volunteer Pilots from the Spanish Fork/Springville Airport are a huge benefit to the local communities. A big Thank you to Mike Patey and Dave Bennet!
This Skydive Ogden plane used Our Airport as a base of operations to drop 2 Sky Divers into the Salem Hills Graduation today.
These Two Hawker 4000 Jets arrived in Spanish Fork from Chicago this morning bringing several executives from the Kapstone Company which has a box plant located on North Main Street in Spanish Fork. After a stop in Portland later today they will be headed back to Chicago tomorrow. https://www.kapstonepaper.com/
Michael Burton of AirGyro here at the Spanish Fork/Springville Airport is putting big smiles on the faces of his Gyrocopter customers with these incredible state of the Art machines.
Designed by Autogyro of Germany this craft has the ability to fly low and slow while still providing respectable top speed performance. AirGyro has found success marketing these sleek little flying machines throughout the US and even into Mexico.
800 West Road Closed
The turn-around cul-de-sacs have been paved and 800 West Pavement has been removed as part of Phase 2 of our Runway Shift/Extension. Millings from the removal of the section of 800 West were used to build an Emergency Vehicle Access road from Main Street to the South Taxiway as shown in the photo below.
Emergency Vehicle Access
Rusty Pilots at Diamond Flight Center
May 10, 2014 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Life may have gotten in the way, but the dream of flight can be yours again. Returning to the skies is not as difficult as most rusty pilots think. We’re inviting you back in the cockpit and will help you get there. Come and participate in a FREE Rusty Pilot program with fellow lapsed pilots. We will help you understand what’s changed in aviation since you’ve last took the controls and brush up on your aviation knowledge. The Rusty Pilot program is developed by AOPA in partnership with local flight training providers in order to create the best environment for getting you back in the air and a part of the general aviation community.
DATE: Saturday, May 10, 2014
TIME: 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Diamond Flight Center of Spanish Fork
2050 N 300 W Hangar 49
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
One of the fun challenges we have at the “Aeroplanes, Trains and Automobiles” event is a Helicopter contest to pop water balloons on the ground with a wire attached to the Helicopter skid.