Airport of the Month - Project Spotlight
A Look Back At Fergus Falls Municipal's Gustav Imm
April 1, 2021
A small investment can result in a big improvement. In 2020, a simple project at the Fergus Falls Municipal Airport added considerably to airport safety by relocating a taxiway.
Coincidentally, this was the oldest pavement on the airport and very much needed of replacement making the project very cost effective, a good two for one deal.
In simple terms, the taxiway was too close to Runway 17/35. FAA language is more complicated, but the result was the same. Advisory Circular 150/5300-13A defines the Runway Object Free Area (OFA) as being provided to "enhance the safety of aircraft operati...