The Sumner County Airport is open again. The Authority is waiting on the FAA to complete the PAPI’s and approaches but the runway/ taxiway project is complete except for reseeding. There should be no more closers to do this. NOTE the changes to the taxiway in front of and to the north of the FBO.

I have several hanger positions open in community hangers. If you know anyone needing hanger space, tell them to contact the FBO.

We will be conducting a Gleim based Private Pilot Ground School at the FBO. The class will be held in our training room on Monday, October 19 through Thursday the 22 continuing on Monday October 26 through Thursday October 29 from 6PM till 9PM. This will be an 8 day class. A qualified CFI will be the instructor for these classes. He will explain what you need to know for your FAA written exam with detailed explanations. The cost is $350.00 for both weeks. This will include your study material. Please call the FBO if you will be attending prior to these dates.

The EAA 1343 Breakfast will be Saturday the 12th from 8 till 10 and our first Antique Tractor and Truck show from 8 till 3. From 10 till 12 we have Dr. Ming Wang as a special guest speaker. He will discuss aviation vision, new vision treatments and maybe a little entertainment as well. Mr. Wang conducts a very informative and enjoyable meeting. We will then serve lunch from 12 till 2. Burgers and dogs are on the menu. The Von Skow Band will be on hand to rock the field. We do these events for the community to come and participate in there airport. Please let anyone and everyone know about this event. There are posters at the FBO if you need them. It should a fun, safe day for everyone. Hope to see everyone there.

The EAA meeting will be Tuesday Sept.8 at the FBO starting at 7PM. We will eat around 6:30. Our guest speaker will be Carol Ann Garratt. Carol Ann has flown around the world 3 times. She will have a presentation of these tips. Everyone bring your spouses. This will be fun and informative for everyone.

Our motto here at GTO Aviation is FOOD FLYING FAMILY FUN and that’s exactly what we do. Thank you for all your support and we hope to make this year a good and SAFE one for everyone at Sumner County Regional Airport.

Mike McCartney
GTO Aviation
Gallatin Sumner County Airport
Mobile | (615) 804-4679