Thanks to crews from the Spanish Fork Electrical Department several light poles and wires that have obstructed the ramp area behind the FBO are now gone. With the help of several Airport Patrons including Dave Bradford, Jim Robinson and Craig Olsen we were able to move the rotating beacon and now with the removal of the poles and wires, this area of the ramp has been opened up and can be safely utilized.
Tiffiney is going through Chemotherapy and will follow up with Radiation in hopes to shrink and slow the cancer growth. Tiffiney faces a long battle of future surgeries and subsequent treatments.
September 18, 2014 we had an amazing morning at our airport. After several weeks of planning , Tiffiny Dickerson, her four beautiful young boys, and Tiffiney’s parents departed for a magical stay at Disneyland. I encourage each one of you who read this to get involved and help this amazing young lady as she fights her battle with cancer. I know that if you will, your life will be touched.
A Special thanks goes out to Clair Anderson, Matt Taylor, Dave Nielson, Scott Pettis, Brad Brown, Steve Wilson and Dave Bennett. Without these amazing guys, this would not have happened. They opened their hearts, and their pocket books, to make a dream come true for this family, and it was done without hesitation by all. These Aircraft Owners and Pilots provided an Aircraft to transport the group to California and another Aircraft to pick them up and bring them home after their once in a lifetime adventure.
As the family returned on Tuesday, the 23rd, the smiles of joy and happiness were all over the family’s faces. Scott Pettis obviously had a special connection with the young boys as he put them on his aircraft tug, and gave them his own version of a “Disney ride” speeding through and around the hangar areas as the boys drove and laughed and screamed. It was a beautiful day to see the joy on their faces.
Thank you everybody who helped make their dream a reality!!!
Just as Tiff’s battle will be ongoing so will the financial burden. Tiff’s family and friends are now looking to raise money to help pay for medical bills and to support her health regime as she enters a period of extensive treatments.
Below are some links with more information about Tiffiney and her fight against cancer. She has a very positive attitude and is so strong, but she definitely needs all the support she can get.
https://www.facebook.com/TuffForTiff (or search “Tuff for Tiff”)
Pilots were successful in a recent Search and Rescue mission which originated from Woodhouse Field. A motorcyclist was 14 hours overdue and Aircraft were dispatched to look for the man who had been riding on Timpanogas. He was located where he had wrecked his motorcycle and become lost. Life Flight was called in to evacuate him from the mountain.
We have now completed Phase 2 of the Runway Shift. The first course of Asphalt is down and is marked with painted chevrons to indicate that it is not ready for use. We just completed the bid process for Phase 3 which will include the final paving and make the new runway usable. If everything goes as planned we will be putting the additional Runway length in to service around October of this year. There will be a few more Runway closures in September and October related to the Construction. The latest information about closures will be posted on this website. There will always be at least 2 weeks notice before any closures.
Many of the Aircraft providing air support to fight the fire above Springville used our Airport for refueling and as a base of operations. After draining the Airport Fuel tanks dry about mid day a fuel truck arrived early in the afternoon to replenish our fuel supplies. When a fire is raging a quick response can mean the difference between saving and losing someone’s home. It is at times like this that the value of our local Airport is really evident.
The United Flying Octogenarians (UFO) is an international organization of active pilots over the age of 80. Utah has eight members and four of them came to the Springville-Spanish Fork Airport for a UFO convention. The attendees of this very senior flying group included Don Davies age 86 from Springville, Ralph Cravens age 85 from Midvale, Donald Pantone age 86 from Ogden, and Russ Roberts age 85 from New Harmony.
After introductions at the airport and an interview with Debbie Balzotti from the Daily Harald the four flying octogenarians convened a lunch meeting at the Sizzler Restaurant hosted by Diamond Flight Center. Debbie’s Article on the group can be viewed at the following link: Daily Herald
What a great privilege to have these guys visit our Airport and see the excitement they still hold for general aviation. It is also interesting to note that the current membership of the United Flying Octogenarians is 1,456 in the United states, Canada, Argentina, Australia, France, England, and Switzerland.
This Sikorsky CH-54B Tarhe Helicopter is hanging out at our Airport in anticipation of the need to fight wild fires in the area. In past years these helicopters have played a critical role in saving homes and lives in our community. It is an amazing site to see an aircraft this large in operation.
- Crew: 3
- Payload: 20,000 lb (9,072 kg)
- Length: 88 ft 6 in (26.97 m)
- Rotor diameter: 72 ft 0 in (21.95 m)
- Height: 25 ft 5 in (7.75 m)
- Disc area: 4071.5 ft² (378.24 m²)
- Empty weight: 19,800 lb (8,980 kg)
- Max. takeoff weight: 47,000 lb (21,000 kg)
- Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney T73-P-700 turboshaft engines, 4,800 shp (3,580 kW) each
- Maximum speed: 130 kn (150 mph, 240 km/h)
- Cruise speed: 100 kn (115 mph, 185 km/h)
- Range: 200 NM (230 mi, 370 km)
- Service ceiling: 18,330 ft (5,600 m)
- Rate of climb: 1,330 ft/min (6.75 m/s)