Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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2 parcels owned by airport could be on market soon 

The Bern Township airfield may soon have two parcels of land for sale, land which once held aviation equipment that has since been dismantled and removed.

Airport Manager Terry Sroka on Tuesday told the Reading Regional Airport Authority that he's asking the Federal Aviation Administration to release both lots, allowing the airport to sell them.

The second lot, of 0.2 acres, is in Cumru Township a couple of blocks from Lancaster Avenue. It held equipment used as the airport's outer marker, a radio signal guiding planes to the landing strips.

Sroka said the airport would get appraisals for the lots, but any sale proceeds would have to be used for airfield improvement projects, not operations.

Meanwhile, the authority approved a new tenant lease for the Reading Jet Center and ratified a $138,000 federal grant to help rebuild the south taxiway.

And it noted that the Reading Aero Club's fly-in will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, and feature a car show and helicopter rides.

The nation's oldest aero club in continuous operation is on the airfield's west apron. It's accessible by using Route 183, turning north onto MacAthur Road, then turning onto the airfield on West Apron Drive.