Cedar Valley Aviation & Aerial Services Staff Discuss Airport Runway With Waverly Newspaper (Video & Article)

Cedar Valley Aviation & Aerial Services Staff Discuss Airport Runway With Waverly Newspaper (Video & Article)
April 23, 2010 Mike Tully

As the city prepares to repair the ramp and the taxiway of the
Waverly Municipal Airport (
Aerial Services’ home airport & location of subsidiary Cedar Valley Aviation), it may be wise to revisit the issue of
lengthening the runway.  Extending
the 2,800-foot runway another 400 feet to comply with the minimum FAA
standards would be a worthwhile investment for the city.

Both airport manager Brian Curtis (Cedar Valley Aviation) and camera operator Rich Johnson (Aerial Services) discuss the issues surrounding the runway via the Waverly Democrat’s YouTube video (embedded below).  They also discussed the topic in the 4/22 edition of the paper (segment below video).


Revisiting the runway extension
As the city prepares to repair the ramp and the taxiway of the Waverly Municipal Airport, it may be wise to revisit the issue of lengthening the runway, says airport manager Brian Curtis.

Extending the 2,800-foot runway another 400 feet to comply with the minimum FAA standards would be a worthwhile investment for the city, he adds.
The cost of the extension, which he estimates will be up to $2.5 million, will be covered by federal dollars and the city will be responsible for only 5 percent.

“The Waverly Airport is a magnificent facility,” said Richard Johnson, a photography technician with Aerial Services Inc., the Cedar Falls company which manages the airport. “And the city should really be proud that it is full-service. The only drawback is that the runway is just too short for larger aircraft.”

Read more in the 4/22 Waverly Democrat.