Tuesday, July 21, 2015 12:00 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (July 21, 2015) – Sundance Airport will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, July 31 at 4 p.m. celebrating the recent opening of Sundance Aircraft Maintenance and Sundance Flight Academy as well as the renovations to its fixed based operations building and two main hangars. This ceremony also celebrates the completion of 40 new T-hangars on the north side of the property.
The public event marks the remodeling of a new flight-planning area, a new Sundance Flight Academy training simulator area featuring an industry-leading Redbird flight simulator, and a new flight-line office. It also marks the improvements to the reception and restroom areas and renovations to the north and south main hangars.
Since Sundance Airport owner, Jerry Hunter, acquired the property at the end of 2012, he has been transforming the airport into an executive aviation destination in northwest Oklahoma City.
According to Hunter, the 40 new T-hangars at Sundance Airport increase Oklahoma City’s capacity to hangar private aircraft within the metro area.
“With hangar space reaching capacity within the metro, we saw the opportunity to grow and provide a world-class aviation destination for pilots, aircraft owners and aviation enthusiasts,” said Hunter.
Those attending the ribbon cutting ceremony are also encouraged to participate in a fundraising event for The Children’s Hospital Foundation, which will also be held at Sundance Airport the evening of July 31.
Hunter’s impact on the aviation community was recently recognized by The Ninety-Nines when the organization bestowed the prestigious George Palmer Putnam Award in Munich, Germany to Hunter during its International Conference awards ceremony in July 2015.
Sundance Airport is a privately-owned, public-use facility located in Oklahoma City one mile west of Kilpatrick Turnpike and one mile north of Northwest Expressway. It has a 5001-foot concrete runway, 190 T-hangars, two 120’x120’ FBO hangars, terminal facility, tie-down facility, and offers both self-serve and full-service 100LL AVGas and full-service Jet-A fuel.