Tag Archives: FAA

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 […]

Big Bang Theory? Boom Heard, Felt Across Region

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Monday, September 21st a loud bang was heard across northeast Missouri and southwest Iowa, shaking buildings and startling the countryside. The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office and the Memphis Police Department both rolled into action to patrol for a possible explosion or other disaster after calls poured into the dispatch reporting […]

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 […]

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 […]