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Sparta Airport Open When?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by MOP, Aug 3, 2009.

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  1. MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    Does anyone know when the Sparta airport (KSAR) is going to reopen?
     
  2. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Just in time for them to need to expand the facility and swallow more than half of the shooting facility...isn't that how it works??
     
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    MOP----I just read about it in the Sparta paper but crap i can't remember the date but the 3rd or 4th of August stands out in my mind. Somebody on here has to know the answer.----Matt
     
  4. Jerry Parr

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    Hi MOP....if your coming in on southwest or united, KSAR probably will not be an issue. If you are a pilot, hopefully you are aware of NOTAM D, and NOTAM L's. Issued July 24.....KSAR closed to fix wing aircraft July 27 thru Aug 7 20:00. Hope this helps. Fly safe whatever you are flyin!.........Jerry
     
  5. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

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    Why did it close? Gopher holes in the runway??
     
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    If you need an airport, check out MidAmerica Airport in O'Fallon, Illinois. It's only about 45 minutes north of Sparta, and it's a real easy drive down.
    -Trappy
     
  7. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    No gophers in Illinois. Lot's in Ohio though.
     
  8. Barry C. Roach

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    Many more in Minnesota.
     
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    Sparta is in the Desert no gophers. Haha. Sparta is a great facility it may be hot and not in vandalia but it is a nice place to shoot.
     
  10. MOP

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    I got a recorded message from the Sparta FBO stating the airport would not be open before August 9. I'm trying to find out if this is correct.
     
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    The Sparta paper which i just found laying here at home says Aug. 8th.----Matt
     
  12. MOP

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    I just spoke with someone at the Sparta FBO. He informed me that the construction has been delayed by rain, and that the airport will be closed until next Wednesday, at best.
     
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    Airport was closed for resurfacing, which was delayed by rain. They are nice people there, and will accommodate your car needs. BTW, the grass runway is closed also!

    They are supposed to reopen 8/7 (per conversation 7/30 with airport manager). Check you NOTAMS!
     
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