New Hot Springs County Airport: Come celebrate its GRAND OPENING Nov. 7

(Cody, Wyo.) – GDA Engineers is proud to announce the completion of the new Hot Springs County Airport.

(h/t GDA Engineers)

(h/t GDA Engineers)

The new airport is located approximately 10 miles Northwest of Thermopolis, WY off Highway 120. Planning for this new airport began in the 1980’s and officially started with a groundbreaking ceremony on September 13, 2012. Construction consisted of six major phases which began on October 16, 2012 and will be concluded this fall. The airport will be open to the public and pilots on November 7, 2015.

“We are excited to wrap up a project that has taken over a decade of planning and construction,”said Brad W. Basse, Hot Springs County Commission Chairman. “We have constructed a top quality, federally approved general aviation airport that will serve Hot Springs County as well as an entire nation of flying public for decades to come.”

(h/t GDA Engineers)

(h/t GDA Engineers)

The new airport will no doubt spur and continue to provide an economic boost for Hot Springs County.

“The new Hot Springs County airport will add economic benefit to the local community, Big Horn Basin and the State of Wyoming,” said Jeremy Gilb, PE, LSIT of GDA Engineers. “Attractions, such as the Hot Springs State Park, and the Big Horn River bring tourists and fisherman to the region. The new airport will accommodate business and charter jets as well as all other general aviation traffic. In addition, the new airport will provide increased ability for medevac flights in and out of the Thermopolis area, which can be a challenge in the Big Horn Basin.”

(h/t GDA Engineers)

(h/t GDA Engineers)

Total funding for this project was approximately $22 Million, with generous grants from the Federal Aviation Administration, WYDOT State Aeronautics, Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments, and local agencies.

Please join us for a Grand Opening Celebration and Fly-In on November 7, 2015.

Below is a Schedule of Events:

-9:30am Fly-in and airport opens to public (NOTAM lifted)

-11:00am Governor Matt Mead flies into airport

-11:15am Welcome and Guest Speakers

-11:45am Ribbon Cutting

-12:00 noon Lunch is provided (free of charge)

GPS Coordinates: 43º42’48.96”N  108º23’22.88”W

UNICOM Radio Frequency: 122.8

Distance from Boysen Reservoir VOR (BOY): 16 nautical miles

Updates on the Grand Opening Events can be found at www.gdaengineers.com/hsc

If you have any additional questions regarding this project, please email jeremy@gdaengineers.com or visit our website: www.gdaengineers.com.

About GDA Engineers

GDA Engineers has offices in Cody, Wyoming and Heber City, Utah providing civil engineering, planning, and surveying solutions for our valued clients in Wyoming, Utah, and across the Rocky Mountain Region. GDA Engineers is celebrating over 60 years of successful projects across Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, and Colorado.