Flagler Executive Airport wins FAA Safety Award
March 12, 2019 –The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Southern Region Airports Division has named Flagler Executive Airport the winner of the 2018 General Aviation Airport Safety Award.
The award recognizes Flagler Executive Airport specifically for the Runway 11-29 Relocation and Extension Project, an accomplishment the FAA Airports Division selection committee felt clearly and significantly enhanced airport safety.
“This was the single largest project undertaken since the airport was originally constructed in 1942,” said Airport Director Roy Sieger. “This special recognition is quite an honor as the FAA Southern Region Airports Division oversees airport development, certification and safety for all of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Puerto Rica and the U.S. Virgin Islands.”
The Runway 11-29 Project began in February 2017 and closed in January of 2018, relocating the runway 400 feet to the south, 800 feet to the east, and lengthening it by 501 feet to the east. These changes increased the size of runway safety areas, increased the separation between the runway and parallel taxiway, and improved safety grading and intersection safety.
Flagler Executive Airport will receive a plaque from the FAA commemorating this award during the 2019 Southern Region Airports Conference, which takes place in Atlanta, GA in April.