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CLARKSVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT

Runway Ribbon Cutting Story & Photography by Tony Centonze The Clarksville Regional Airport recently celebrated the opening of a new larger runway with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by more than 100 local business and community leaders. And, thanks to the good people of JetRight Nashville, a beautiful Lear 75 became everyone's favorite photo backdrop for the day. Airport Manager John Patterson was joined by Sammy Stuard, Chairman of the Regional Airport Authority, as well as City Mayor Joe Pitts, County Mayor Jim Durrett and several members of the City Council and County Commission.

Michelle Corkrean & Aaron Moore

“I'm proud to be able to facilitate a project that's been in the planning stage for more than eight years,” Patterson said. “It took more than a year to complete this runway. We are thankful for TDOT Aeronautics and the FAA for their contributions.” Patterson told the crowd. “We had a dip in the runway, which created a safety hazard for the landing of larger aircraft,” Patterson said. “So we built that up and put more support underneath. We can now support a landing aircraft of 90,000-plus pounds. We can safely taxi and park the same weight aircraft. That's the first time we've been able to do that in our 80-year history.” Patterson says the target aircraft is a G5. They are in the process of building a hangar specifically for that type of aircraft, which he describes as “large, transcontinental capable airplanes that are very practical.” Bill Persinger & Stacey Streetman

Kyle Johnson, Rep. Jason Hodges & Commissioner Rashidah Leverett

Beth Wyatt & Aaron Moore

Stormi Wagley & Nikki Cruz

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