By Terry Kovarik
A dedicated group of local pilots is keeping some of the cost of operating the Ephraim Gibraltar Airport off the local property tax rolls. The “Friends of Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport” was formed about ten years ago. Group Treasurer Jon Neville says pilots, like himself, who use the airport didn’t think it was getting proper care. So they volunteered to keep it running, save the village and the town a little money and act as ambassadors to the community.
The town and village provide tractors for lawn mowing at the airport. Neville says his group donates about 120-hours for mowing and other services and that saves the communities several thousand dollars yearly.