Petitioning Airport Board Member Mr. Tim Forker and 17 others

Joplin, Missouri Airport Board and City Council: Preserve, protect and maintain Runway 5-23 in the new 20-year Master Plan for the Joplin, Missouri Regional Airport

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:

Joplin Airport Users Group

Joplin Airport Users Group letter to the Airport Board and Joplin City Council

Joplin (KJLN) Daytime Wind Rose Graphics, 1973 to ~2012, 1300Z to 0000Z (7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Local)

Joplin (KJLN) Airport Diagram (copyright JEPPESEN, 1998, 2010. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

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" -
9-19-2013 (DRAFT)

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"

Petition Comments as of 12-18-2013

12-19-2012 Planning Presentation Made to JLN Airport Board by design engineers Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.

Updated 10-Year Wind Studies, 1990 through 2012, by JLN Airport design engineers Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.

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"

FAA All-Weather Wind Rose Form

National Climate Data Center (NCDC) Hourly Data Source

 

Letter to
Airport Board Member Mr. Tim Forker
Director of Public Works Mr. Nicholas A. Heatherly
City Council Member Dr. Benjamin D. Rosenberg
and 15 others
Mayor Ms. Melodee Colbert-Kean
City Council Member Mr. Gary Shaw
City Council Member Ms. Trisha Raney
City Council Member Mr. Jack Golden
City Council Member Mr. Bill Scearce
City Council Member Mr. Morris Glaze
City Council Member Mr. Mike Woolston
Joplin City Manager Mr. R. Mark Rohr
Airport Board Member Mr. Melvin Walbridge
Airport Board Member Mr. Richard Russell
Airport Board Member Mr. Maurice Clark
Airport Board Member Mr. Randy Moore
Airport Board Member Mr. Bob Loudermilk
Airport Board Member Mr. Ryan Jackson
City Council Member Mr. Michael Seibert
Please vote to preserve, protect and maintain Runway 5-23 in the new 20-year Master Plan for the Joplin, Missouri Municipal Airport, as advocated by the Joplin Airport Users Group.