POTTSTOWN, PA – A small plane crashed at the end of the runway upon landing at Pottstown Municipal Airport Wednesday afternoon.
Pottstown Police along with the Pottstown Fire Department responded to the airport for a report of a crash around 4 p.m.
A propeller-powered monoplane was found with its nose down in the grass beyond the runway on the western side of the airport.
Pottstown Police Chief Rick Drumheller said airport safety crews responded to the scene first.
Saturday, September 27
Crafts, games, airport displays for kids. Skydiving, radio – controlled airplanes, and hot air balloon demonstrations. Talk to pilots and aircraft owners, learn about flying. Free hot dogs and snacks. Rain or Shine. NOTE: Runway under construction. No airplane rides this year. EAA Chapter 1250 Young Eagle Rally free airplane rides will return in 2015.
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Pottstown Municipal Airport
Address: 1149 Glasgow Street Pottstown, PA 19464
Cost: Free public event
POTTSTOWN, PA — Two proposals for becoming the next fixed base operator of the Pottstown Municipal Airport came in last week and borough council will likely approve the one from the company that already operates out of a nearby airport in Limerick.
Both Fare Share Ltd. of Limerick and Weston Inc. of Barto submitted proposals to succeed TNT Air Inc. as the Pottstown airport’s operator, council learned Wednesday at its committee-of-the-whole meeting.
Fare Share, which runs a pilot school and a charter company at Heritage Field in Limerick, received the borough staff’s recommendation to take over duties at the Pottstown Municipal Airport.
“They put together a pretty strong proposal,” Assistant Borough Manager Erica Weekley told council. “We ranked them first.”
POTTSTOWN, PA — It has been nearly three decades since Pottstown had a new comprehensive plan, but there is a draft on the drawing board right now that is ready for public review.
Crafted with the help of the Montgomery County Planning Commission, the current draft plan provides an overall vision for the community and suggests for how to implement that vision.
The draft calls for taking advantage of what Pottstown has — historic architecture and resources to attract heritage tourism; expanding the airport and railroad access; transitioning apartment units back to single-family ownership and appropriate development of multi-unit apartments.
Pottstown’s first Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 1960.
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TCN Membership Meeting
Tuesday, October 15th, 8am-10am
Montgomery County Community College, West Campus
101 College Drive, Pottstown
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POTTSTOWN, PA — With planes taking off every few minutes, excited children couldn’t stop pointing and calling to their parents as they stood on the tarmac at Pottstown Municipal Airport’s Community Day.
“They’re both plane fanatics,” said Rob Moyzan of his children, who traveled from Jim Thorpe for the annual event.
Moyzan’s son and daughter stood near the gates separating spectators from the runway where varied models of propeller planes taxied by.
Further up the runway, Chris Moyer’s grandson, Hayden, swiveled his head from his position atop his grandfather’s shoulder. He patted his grandfather’s arm every time a plane came roaring by on take-off, shouting, “Look!”
POTTSTOWN — The borough is looking at forming a new transit authority that would oversee the PART bus system, the Pottstown Municipal Airport and possibly even parking in town.
Assistant Borough Manager Erica Weekley told borough council on June 5 that the suggestion came from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as part of its five-year performance review of the Pottstown Area Rapid Transit bus system, better known as PART.
According to PennDOT, it’s unusual for a system as large as PART to be in a town as small as Pottstown and for it to be run by the local government instead of an authority specifically dedicated to its management, Weekley said.
“I can’t think of any other municipality with as many assets to oversee as this council does,” said Borough Solicitor Charles D. Garner Jr.