Public-Private Ground-Breaking at Skagit Regional Airport
With a small group of supportive stakeholders holding golden shovels, a ceremonial ground-breaking was held May 26th for a new, privately-owned hangar project at Skagit Regional Airport. This exciting, albeit low-key, ceremony marked the next stage of a project that will fulfill a significant need within the local and regional aviation community.
The hangar project is the vision of Mike Dyberg of Dyberg Aviation and will consist of two separate buildings each housing 10 new T-hangars. Dyberg has been a steadfast presence at Skagit Regional Airport for years, operating his flight training center out of the airport terminal since January 2017.
The Port provided assistance for the project in the form of ground preparation, while the building costs, and subsequent ownership of the structures, will be Dyberg’s. For the Port, it is a beneficial public-private partnership that supports general aviation at Skagit Regional Airport, something that Dyberg feels strongly about as well.
“General aviation is an important part of the airport’s future,” he explained. “Giving cover to general aviation aircraft will support that future.”
Skagit Regional Airport is a general aviation airport with an intentional focus on business aviation that supports good jobs and economic growth opportunities for our community.
This hangar project is located on Crosswind Drive along the 04-22 runway, the area of the airfield that focusses on hangars and services for smaller aircraft in the Skagit Regional Airport Master Plan. The main 11-29 runway and apron can accommodate larger jets and is supported by the FAA.