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March 27, 2013

Adirondack Airport sees air travel, usage increase

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LAKE CLEAR —

There is space enough to build up to six hangars where the new infrastructure hookups are in place, depending on size.

And an extra aircraft ramp can be constructed to serve those new tenants, he said.

MORE JET-FUEL SOLD

The Lake Clear site recently hosted training for pilots with the 10th Mountain Division Light Infantry from the U.S. Army installation at Fort Drum, which took delivery of a new model of Black Hawk helicopters in 2012.

Hurwitch said that in addition to the goodwill of having the training at the airport, fuel sales increased, which brings more sales-tax revenue to the county.

He said jet-fuel purchases were up 15,000 gallons from 2011.

The new maintenance shop on the airfield and stabilizing workforce turnover also contributed to a better year at the airport, and ongoing apron improvements will allow heavier planes to land, he said.

The annual Pumpkin Festival fundraiser hosted by North Country Life Flight was a success and is expected to return this year with even more attractions and activities for families, Hurwitch said. 

Email Denise A. Raymo:draymo@pressrepublican.com

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