Engineers working on the pipeline project have already been using the airport, he said. The airport is also regularly used by executives for Universal Forest Products, Pizza Hut and other companies doing business in the region.
Sidney is home to the Delaware Aviation charter service, and is used regularly by numerous private planes as well as by the Air Methods medical helicopter transportation service.
When night flights were stopped, it inconvenienced passengers of Delaware Aviation, who had to land at other airports after dark because Sidney was not available to the planes, Klindt said.
Klindt said the airport has supplied the FAA with all of the terrain data needed to redesign the flight approach and upgraded its inspection process of the PAPI (Precision Approach Path Indicator) — a bar of lights guiding pilots onto the runway.that guide pilots onto the runway.
Because growth is in the plans at Sidney, Klindt said he is working on attracting grant funding for a new hangar.
Klindt said he regularly hosts tours of the airport to familiarize the public with the operations there.