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KITTITAS COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT-BOWERS FIELD <br /> 2021 BUDGET NARRATIVE <br /> AIRPORT MISSION: <br /> To become the Central Washington Regional General Aviation Hub and create a thriving <br /> Business Park that will provide an economic engine for Kittitas County. <br /> DEPARTMENT GOALS 2021: <br /> • Install Pilot Lounge with facilities and equipment for: flight planning, flight training, meeting <br /> space, and food options to attract aviators to Bowers Field. <br /> • Host August 2021 Airport Fly-in which would be a two-day event to attract aviators from the <br /> region and the general public to Bowers Field for food, fun, and aircraft displays. <br /> • Procure equipment to maintain Airfield, Business Park, and Agricultural Areas. <br /> • Establish new operations and management procedures including: minimum standards, design <br /> standards,rules and regulations, and Strategic Plan with Airport Advisory Committee input. <br /> • Develop East Hangar area to include electrical utilities and extended hangar taxilane that will <br /> increase operations, based aircraft, and revenue with the possibility of 20 new hangars. <br /> DEPARTMENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2020: <br /> • Rehabilitation of the airfield segmented circle and windsock to include installing obstruction <br /> light. <br /> • Runway 11/29 Safety Area grading; installation three missing runway light fixtures; PAPI <br /> realignment, electrical connector replacement, and bulb replacements, procured bench stock of <br /> runway lighting parts for future repairs. <br /> • Updated apron lighting to LED, installation T-Hangar 360-degree LED lighting, and replaced <br /> bulbs in all T-Hangar obstruction lights. <br /> • Upgraded entry gate system from obsolete modem to cellular signal control and installed <br /> remote access control for easier operations vehicle access. <br /> • Crack sealed all asphalt Runway, Taxiways, Taxilanes, and Apron areas to include updated <br /> markings. <br />