Grants Awarded For Improvements
to General Aviation Airports
General DeWitt Spain Airport and Charles W. Baker Airport, the Airport Authority’s two general aviation airports for non-commercial aircraft, have received grants totaling a combined $485,250 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Division to fund planned improvements over the next 12 months.
Both Baker and Spain airports will receive upgrades to their security system, pavement repairs, and replacement of some grounds maintenance equipment.
The terminal at General DeWitt Spain Airport will be expanded to relocate the flight school, Downtown Aviation, and give them more space including a new reception area, offices, classrooms, conference area, breakroom and restrooms. The terminal building entry will be improved with a new sidewalk from the public parking lot to the terminal building that will be covered with a canopy for weather protection. The parking lot will also be resurfaced and expanded significantly.
The improvements are part of an ongoing effort to provide airport facilities and services that reflect community pride and a commitment to quality since these airports are often the front door to the community for visitors and businesses representatives.