Runway mowing season has begun and there is an important update regarding the 53VG runway.
The local power company – ANEC – has been installing new poles and upgraded power lines along the road. In the past, much of the farm land along the road was free of power lines – more that 1000 feet in either direction from the runway.
The new poles means there is only a 300 ft gap – 150 ft either side of the runway centerline. It’s no longer safe to approach or depart off-center.
The power company has said they will install red ball markets on the poles marking the gap.