Proposed Approach Protection Zone Land Acquisition
385-acres Eccles Flying Hat Ranch.
For Friedman Memorial Airport there is no higher priority than the safety of our airport users, visitors, and the community that surrounds us. Based on a mutual decision and in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority (FMAA) has an opportunity to increase the level of safety for both airport users and the surrounding community by purchasing approximately 385 acres of land, currently part of the Eccles Flying Heart Ranch, for the purpose of protecting the existing approach and departure areas south of the airport.
This proposed purchase is in addition to the airport’s successful purchase of 64.6 acres in 2019 for its Runway Protection Zone (RPZ) and obstruction removal project.