Edgar County Airport

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Edgar County Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Sup. Board of Edgar Co.
Serves Paris, Illinois
Elevation AMSL 654 ft / 199 m
Coordinates 39°42′01″N 87°40′11″W / 39.70028°N 87.66972°W / 39.70028; -87.66972Coordinates: 39°42′01″N 87°40′11″W / 39.70028°N 87.66972°W / 39.70028; -87.66972
Maps
Location of Edgar County in Illinois
Location of Edgar County in Illinois
PRG is located in Illinois
PRG
PRG
PRG is located in the US
PRG
PRG
Location of airport in Illinois / United States
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
9/27 4,501 1,372 Asphalt
18/36 3,200 975 Asphalt
Statistics
Aircraft operations (2016) 6,900
Based aircraft (2017) 13

Edgar County Airport (ICAO: KPRGFAA LID: PRG) is a public use airport in Edgar County, Illinois, United States. It is located five nautical miles (5.8 mi, 9.3 km) north of the central business district of Paris, Illinois.[1] The airport is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, which categorized it as a general aviation facility.[2]

Although many U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this facility is assigned PRG by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA[3] (which assigned PRG to Ruzyne International Airport in Praha, Czech Republic[4]).

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Edgar County Airport covers an area of 180 acres (73 ha) at an elevation of 654 feet (199 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt runways: 9/27 has a surface measuring 4,501 by 75 feet (1,372 x 23 m). The second intersecting runway, designated 18/36, has a surface measuring 3,200 by 75 feet (975 x 23 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending June 30, 2016, the airport had 6,900 aircraft operations, an average of 19 per day: 99% general aviation and 1% air taxi. In January 2017, there were 13 aircraft based at this airport: 11 single-engine, 1 multi-engine and 1 ultralight.[1]

The Airport Board nor the County Board knows by what authority and under which Illinois Statute this airport is operating.

Incidents and Controversy[edit]

On August 27, 2013 pilot Rusty Bogue was involved in a fatal crash during take off from the Edgar County Airport. Bogue was flying a Cessna 421, dual-engine six seat aircraft. Bogue's aircraft experienced apparent engine trouble and struck a tree a mile from the end of the runway.[5]

Bogue had been the victim of several issues instigated by the Edgar County Board, the Edgar County Airport Board, and the Airport Manager. There are numerous allegations of fraud, illegal contracts and other abuses of power including accusations involving the propriety of a concrete contract to extend the runway. This contract was placed with the concrete company owned by a now former chair of the airport advisory board.[6]

On November 19, 2013 two aircraft, owned by the same owner as the Cessna 421 in which Bogue was killed, were damaged by incendiary devices placed on them. The planes had been spray painted with a threatening message to Bogue's father Rob.[7]

The FAA and IDOT-Division of Aeronautics has stopped an airport improvement grant for three consecutive years due to alleged fraud in grant applications submitted by the former airport manager, Jimmy Wells, and the Edgar County Board. [8][9] and [10]

References[edit]

http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2013/10/detailed-timeline-rusty-bogue-the-edgar-county-airport/

http://www.parisbeacon.com/news/article_202415cc-10ad-11e3-9bb9-001a4bcf887a.html http://www.mywabashvalley.com/story/two-planes-set-on-fire-at-edgar-county-airport/d/story/D10idaC880KMzTOlfu6HfQ

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for PRG (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective Jan 5, 2017.
  2. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015: Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB) Archived September 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 4 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Edgar County Airport (FAA: PRG, ICAO: KPRG)". Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ruzyne International Airport (IATA: PRG, ICAO: LKPR)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.parisbeacon.com/news/article_202415cc-10ad-11e3-9bb9-001a4bcf887a.html
  6. ^ http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2013/10/detailed-timeline-rusty-bogue-the-edgar-county-airport/
  7. ^ http://www.mywabashvalley.com/story/two-planes-set-on-fire-at-edgar-county-airport/d/story/D10idaC880KMzTOlfu6HfQ
  8. ^ http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2014/09/faa-orders-edgar-county-airport-to-suspend-all-work/
  9. ^ http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/02/edgar-co-airport-idot-division-of-aeronautics-suspends-airport-grant-work-for-second-time-in-18-months/
  10. ^ http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/04/no-federal-or-state-funds-for-edgar-county-airport/

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