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UC Regional Airport To Take Next Step In Commercial Process With FAA Pre-Inspection

Upper Cumberland Regional Airport will take the first step towards commercial flight with an upcoming pre-inspection. Airport Manager Dean Selby told the airport board Tuesday he expects the FAA sometime next week. He said once the intensive pre-inspection is complete, the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport will be one of eight in the state with a 139 operating certification, which allows ... Read More »

TDOT Extends $125K In Grant Money To Remove Airport Fuel Tanks

TDOT has awarded the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport an additional $125,000 to remove the old underground fuel tank on the site. The state had previously awarded the airport a separate grant to install new tanks. Airport Manager Dean Selby said TDOT Aeronautics amended the grant to pay for both parts. Selby said the old tanks are roughly 25 years old. ... Read More »

UC Regional Airport To Further Discuss Prospective Of Becoming Authority

Upper Cumberland Regional Airport Board deferred action on the creation of a regional airport authority after discussing the prospect at its meeting Thursday night citing a desire to have the unanimous approval of legal counsels.  Airport Manager Dean Selby said the potential to change came as a result of the airport learning it was operating as an airport authority without ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Regional Airport Named T-DOT Airport Of The Year

Upper Cumberland Regional Airport named the 2022 Airport of the Year by T-DOT Aeronautics. Airport Manager Dean Selby said it is nice to have recognition for the airport’s efforts. He said he believes the recognition comes as a result of the airport’s commitment to bring in private partners for revenue and funding at the airport. “The less you’re asking for ... Read More »

UC Regional Airport Board Members Discuss Acting As Board Vs. Authority

Upper Cumberland Regional Airport Board members trying to decide if the airport should continue being managed by a board, or if it should transition to an authority. Airport Manager Dean Selby said an authority operates as a separate entity, typically like the railroad authority or water utility districts. He said while the airport essentially already operates as an authority with ... Read More »

UC Regional Airport AWOS Upgrades Will Improve Local Forecasting

Upper Cumberland Regional Airport has completed upgrades on its Automated Weather Operating System and has installed the equipment for a present weather sensor. Airport Manager Dean Selby said this will allow the airport to do more localized weather forecasting. He said they are now waiting for the National Weather Service to incorporate the sensor into its network. “This will create ... Read More »

UC Regional Airport AWOS Upgrades Will Improve Local Forecasting

Upper Cumberland Regional Airport will take steps to improve its Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS). Airport Manager Dean Selby said the system is an official weather reporting system used by pilots to do local forecasting. He said they recently got an opportunity to have the National Weather Service do specialized local forecasts using the system, but the AWOS needs upgrades ... Read More »

Friday Crash-Landing At UCRA Caused By Engine Failure

A crash-landing at the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport Friday night now being investigated by the FAA. Airport Manager Dean Selby said a pilot experiencing engine failure landed just short of the runway on the airport’s grounds. He said these types of incidents are not very common. “Because of the fact that people want to hear about aircraft accidents, you’ll see ... Read More »

UC Regional Airport Striping Project Ahead Of Schedule

Upper Cumberland Regional Airport closing its runway for the rest of the week while the new striping project is underway. Airport Manager Dean Selby said the closure will have a major impact on business, missing out on up to 800 operations. “And that was one of the reasons that TDOT said they would pick up on the local share cost ... Read More »