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Redding Airport holds public meeting over potential runway

By Shay Arthur
Published On: Jul 09 2013 08:28:23 PM CDT
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REDDING, Calif. -

The Redding Municipal Airport held a public informational meeting to discuss the potential addition of a 4,000 foot runway.

The 4,000-foot runway would serve as support to the Redding Municipal Airport's main runway.

Airport Manager Rod Dinger said the possibility of the additional runway has been in the works for a while because it could potentially cut delays and make the airport safer.

The smaller runway would be designed for the IASCO flight training program and the new runway would support the main one.

"It would keep the main runway available for passenger service aircraft, cargo, aerial firefighting for large business jets, all those that require the precision of a 7,000-foot runway," said Dinger.

Dinger said that if the runway is built, the new flight plan would cover mostly vacant land along with a few homes.

As it is still early on in the process, if built, the runway would not be completed for about 4 to 5 years.

The meeting about the runway took place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the IASCO Flight Training Facility on Lockheed Dr.