Q: How are the maintenance and operating
expenses paid for at the Blair Airport?
A: Revenue generated from fuel sales, hangar
rent and land rent pay for these expenses. Grant funds and taxpayer
dollars pay for only the land acquisition and construction costs for the
Q: How was the airport expansion paid for?
A: The majority of the dollars are from
federal grants that the Blair Airport applied for. Additional funds come
from the State of Nebraska grants and taxes from the City of Blair. A
total of $9,841,395 will be invested in the Blair Airport at the end of
the current paving project. Of this total, $668,285 is the Blair
taxpayers’ portion, $189,142 in state of Nebraska grants and $8,983,968
in federal grants. This information was provided by the Nebraska
Department of Aeronautics.
Q: What is the distance of the new runway
from Hwy 133?
A: The north end of the new runway is 816
feet and the south end is 1,259 feet west of proposed Hwy 133 expansion.
The old runway was 241 feet and 679 feet respectively. Please see the
attached PDF file provided by HWS, the design engineering firm of the
airport to see these dimensions in perspective. There is a complete set
of drawings and specifications available at the City Offices for public