Regional airport serves Edmond, Guthrie
EDMOND — For more than half a century, the Guthrie-Edmond airport consisted of a grass strip.
Now the Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport boasts a 5,000-foot runway, and improvement projects are on the drawing board. Those years of improvements led to the airport being selected in 2014 as Oklahoma Airport of the Year.
“It's a beautiful little airport — we are like a family,” said Schellon Stanley, airport manager since 2015.
Located 30 miles from downtown Oklahoma City, the airport is in a good location for business flights destined for Edmond and the metro. Its quick access to Interstate 35 is an advantage for many business travelers, Stanley said.
Stanley said the airport also can provide individualized customer service.
The airport is home to more than 117 aircraft from single engine props to business jets.
Upcoming capital improvement projects include redoing runway lighting.
“We are in the design phase now and plan to do LED lightning,” Stanley said.
The design phase of the project costs $51,500 with the projected date to start in 2017, she said. The estimated cost to implement the project is around $313,000, Stanley said. In 2019, plans are for a terminal apron then in 2020 refurbishing the airport terminal at a cost of $426,000, she said.
Other long-range proposed projects include extending the taxiway, reconstructing the north end of Taxiway Alpha where needed and rehabilitating the southwest hangar taxi lanes.
Affordable flying lessons are available through Crabtree Aircraft Company. Aircraft available for rentals are the Cessna 140, Cessna 152, Cessna 172, Piper PA-28-151 Warrior and Piper Arrow.
Available at the airport are:
• 100 low-lead aviation fuel and jet A fuel
• Hangar service
• Tie-down service
• Courtesy car
• Aircraft maintenance
• Flying lessons and aircraft rental
For more information about flying lessons or aircraft rental, visit crabtree
aircraft.net or call 282-4250.