Beatrice airport named best in Nebraska

Monday, February 06, 2017

Local pilots know Beatrice Municipal Airport is the best in the state, but the Nebraska Department of Aeronautics just made it official.

At the NDA’s yearly conference Beatrice Airport was named best general aviation airport in Nebraska. Nominated by NDA director Ronnie Mitchell, the completion of the airport restoration played into the decision.

The airport finished reconstructing the 5600-foot-long, 100-foot-wide north-south runway and installing new LED runway lighting, airport manager Diana Smith said. That comes on top of the amenities already in the Beatrice Airport, Mitchell said at the presentation.

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