Runway 5-23 at the Joplin Regional Airport is critical to safe flying operations, especially for the large percentage of airport users and tenants who fly smaller and lighter "general aviation" (non-airline) aircraft. It is therefore essential that provisions be made in the new 20-year Airport Master Plan to preserve, protect and maintain this longstanding and valuable safety resource.
If Runway 5-23 is ever allowed to be destroyed, it will be gone forever. There will be no getting it back. To prevent a grave mistake, please urge the Joplin Airport Board and City Council to preserve and protect Runway 5-23 in the new 20-year Airport Master Plan.
Web links to other supporting documents:
Joplin Airport Master Plan "Market Feasibility and Development
Strategies for Airport Property" (DRAFT)
Joplin Airport Master Plan "Section Three - Facility Requirements" -
AOPA Story on JLN Runway 5-23: "PILOTS PETITION TO SAVE RUNWAY"
"Pilots have formed a user group and launched a petition drive to save
Runway 5/23 at Missouri's Joplin Regional Airport...."
"Joplin Regional Airport JLN - A User / Tenant Perspective - Version 2.0"
1990-1999 vs. 2000-2009 Data Sets: "Wind events increased at higher velocities from the South and SSW directions"
2000-2009 vs. 2003-2012 Data Sets: "Wind events increased at high velocities from the South, SSW and WNW directions"