The Hollister Airport has been awarded 2.5 million dollars from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to upgrade its runway. The federal funding will allow for the removal of safety hazards. The runway channels were originally constructed in 1942, by the United States Navy and are in dire need of repairs and will be brought up to FAA safety standards. The project will establish a subterranean drainage system on both shoulders of the runway which will increase the safety for all users of Hollister Municipal Airport.
What: Press Conference regarding FAA funding for the Hollister Airport
Who: Mayor Ray Friend, City of Hollister
Clint Quilter, City Manager, City of Hollister
Mike Chambless, Airport Director
Congressman Sam Farr
Debbie Taylor, President/CEO, San Benito County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau
When: Monday, October 1, 2012
Where: Hollister Airport
Vintage Aircraft Museum
90 Skylane Drive
To RSVP and Questions: Mike Chambless, 831-636-4365
About the Hollister Airport
The City of Hollister owns and operates the Hollister Municipal Airport. The Airport is located at the north end of Hollister and supports General Aviation activities. The Airport currently plays host to a number of airport-related businesses as well as the Aviation Portion of Gavilan College. The airport is also the location of the California Department of Forestry Air Attack Base, which plays an important role in suppressing wildfire in six counties.