Ozark breaks ground on new airport hangars

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OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — The city of Ozark celebrated the groundbreaking of the new hangers for its airplanes.

Ozark Mayor Bob Bunting believed this is the best thing for them.

“When you have an airport that you can run, and it remains revenue positive, boy I tell you what,” Bunting said. “You can’t ask for anything better than that.”

Adrian Holman, the chairman of the Ozark Airport Advisory Board, said they will be constructing a 10-space hanger, completing the last set last year.

This will give them an additional 10 spaces for 20 space hangers at Blackwell.

“It’s a good economic boost for the city and county,” Holman said. “The city and county are participating in it. This is a positive cash flow situation.”

They have been working on this project for a year, and with the help of the Bureau of Aeronautics, they were able to receive a grant for their second hanger.

Bunting said before the advisory board was created there were 28 aircrafts at the airport. It is now 53.

He hopes they reach 73.

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