Flying Legends’ Wiscasset stay ‘on hold’

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 7:15am

A summer stay at Wiscasset Municipal Airport for Texas Flying Legends is “on hold,” Airport Advisory Committee member Steve Williams said June 21. Williams made the announcement at the panel’s monthly meeting.

In an interview, Williams said the group’s earlier plans for off-site, private shows are now on hold and, since those shows were the reason the planes were coming to Wiscasset, the July-August stay is on hold, also. No events had been planned at the airport; Airport Manager Frank Costa had said a Legends’ stay would add to fuel sales and the group might reimburse the airport for housing planes the Legends planes would displace from privately owned hangars. But the stay was never set in stone and the airport has lost nothing if the group does not come, he said June 27.

Also at the meeting, Costa said the airport’s one-year, $960, unlimited service agreement with QT Petroleum of Colorado has already paid for itself with savings on parts and labor. Earlier this year, the airport got a break on costs to replace a digital screen and more recently got 40 percent off the replacement of an $800 motherboard that takes credit cards for fuel sales, Costa said. When it went, the airport continued sales by taking customers’ credit card information to process later. The new motherboard is now in place, he said.

The committee meets next at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 at the airport on Chewonki Neck Road.