Coffman Associates is currently in the process of developing a Master Plan for the Marina Municipal Airport. While the plan is not complete, several issues have emerged that are being addressed in the Master Plan. This airport is home to the U.S. Navy’s Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS). The CIRPAS mission includes weather research capability utilizing unmanned aerial systems (UAS). In addition, the Airport is a rural former military airfield which presents its own unique set of challenges. For example, the Airport has large expansive apron areas which are costly to maintain. The Master Plan established a priority system for rehabilitating and financing pavement maintenance. Like many former military airfields, the total property is large, exceeding that needed to support the airport. As a result, an airport land use plan that will be acceptable to the FAA has been developed, thereby assuring airport compliance with FAA grant assurances. The airport land use plan identifies potential excess property that could be used to generate much-needed airport revenue through non-aviation uses.
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