Tag Archives: Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport

Rep. Graves Announces Funding for Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport

 U.S. Representative Sam Graves (MO-06), has announced that three airports in North Missouri will receive federal money through the Airport Improvement Program. Graves received notification from U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao that rural airports in Bowling Green, Memphis and Tarkio will be receiving money to make a variety of improvements including runway […]

Airport Hangar Rent Likely to Increase in Advanced of Proposed Upgrades

The price tag for a proposed new 12-unit T hangar complete at Briggs Smith Memorial Airport in Memphis has the City Council considering an immediate price hike for rental fees for the existing plane storage buildings. Project Manager Brian Garkie of Crawford, Murphy & Tilly Engineers and Consults, estimated the city’s match portion of a […]

Briggs Smith Memorial Airport Pursuing Runway Reconstruction Project for 2020

With deteriorating surface conditions on the existing runway, a new landing surface has become a top priority for the Briggs Smith Memorial Airport west of Memphis. The City of Memphis is currently working to secure federal funding that would allow the construction of a new runway at the facility, possibly as soon as 2020. Through […]

Memphis Returns $271,142 in Unused Federal Aviation Funds

The City of Memphis has officially agreed to return  more than $270,000 in unused federal grant funds. The city council voted 4-0 at the September 3rd meeting to sign a pair of agreements with the Missouri Department of Transportation to transfer entitlement funds previously allocated for use at Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport. The city will return […]

Memphis Airport to Host Fly-in During Antique Fair

The Memphis Memorial Airport Committee is sponsoring a Fly-in on August 30th as part of the annual Antique Fair festivities. It is planned to have visiting aircraft for display adjacent to the east side taxiway. Between the east taxiway and the hangars will be a lunch area from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The lunch […]

City Council Says No to $500,000 Taxiway Project at Airport

With a price tag of more than half a million dollars, a proposed taxilane pavement project at Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport in Scotland County has once again been voted down by the Memphis City Council. On June 11th the board of aldermen voted 4-0 not to proceed with the project that would have constructed new taxiways […]

Airport Taxiway Bids Expected to Top $500,000

After coming in nearly 200% of budgeted costs last year, a proposal to  update the Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport taxiway went back to the drawing board. The City of Memphis will seek construction bids for the plan engineered by Crawford, Murphy & Tilly to meet state and federal guidelines that are calling for removal of the […]

IFR Landing Practice Explains Recent Jet Sightings at Memphis Airport

After a pair of false alarms at the Memphis airport, local emergency service personnel won’t have to worry about the “Boy Who Called Wolf” after a mystery has been resolved with the aid of the Federal Aviation Administration. On January 28th, for the second time in less than two months, local emergency service personnel were […]

Airport Project to be Rebid After Lone Proposal Comes in Over Budget  

A proposed project at the Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport near Memphis has been placed on hold after the lone construction bid received by the Memphis City Council came in at nearly 200% of the estimated costs. The council voted 4-0 to reject the bid from Emery Sapp & Sons of Columbia. The bid total of $732,997.25 […]

City Seeking Bids for Airport Runway Renovations

It’s not your normal paint and seal job, but the City of Memphis will be looking for contractors to perform renovations at the Briggs-Smith Memorial Airport this fall. The proposed project calls for removal and replacement of the basic pavement markings on runway 12-30, and installation of non-precision instrument markings on the runway. The painting […]