Logan-Cache Airport

LOGAN-CACHE AIRPORT For many years, Logan-Cache had scheduled commercial service, but, today, it operates mainly as a general aviation facility. The airport has 176 based aircraft, and accommodates approximately 137,900 takeoffs and landings each year. “With the part 139 certificate that the airport operates under,we have the capability of providing sched- uled, essential air service in and out of the valley,” Ivie explains.“Currently, the only scheduled airlines that operate out of the airport are charters for the Utah State University (USU) athletic program.” Other operations at the airport include: the USU pilot training program for both fixed wing and roto-wing (helicopter) aircraft; the USU A&P (Airframe & Powerplant) training program; a Fixed Base Operator (FBO) that provides fuel sales, aircraft maintenance, a flight school called Leading Edge Aviation, and aircraft rentals; USU Research Laboratories that develops weather mon- itoring equipment; and over 80 hangars, serving the needs of several corporations and other general aviation operations in Cache Valley.The airport is also popular with glider pilots,who often fly long distances from thermal and ridge lift in the nearby mountains. Ivie reports that, this past year, in an attempt to keep up with the demand for its general aviation customers, three new corporate hangars were constructed.“In 2015,we added a taxiway,which we thought was going to meet our needs for the next five years,”he opines.“We filled that area up within two years.We have more plans for developing taxi lanes to accommodate larger, corporate hangars. Some of these hangars will probably be affiliated with USU and their flight training program and their A&P training.That seems to be the thing that is in most demand, right now.” Logan-Cache is managed by a seven-member board made up of representatives of both Logan City and Cache County which, together, cover ap- proximately 40 percent of the airport’s operational expenses; 60 percent of its revenues are derived from leases of land, buildings, fuel flow fees, and tie down fees.“Most of the technological advances that change the dynamics of the airport are primar- ily funded by the FAA through the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS),” Ivie adds. “Over the years, Logan-Cache Airport has been the recipient of many grants for paving projects, lighting systems, the ILS system, fire-fighting and rescue vehicles,wildlife hazard management plans, airport master plans, navigational aid systems, etc. State