Persons interesting in building hangars or expand your business on or near the airport property are encouraged to the Airport Manager.
Air Fair to Honor the Legacy of Gary Ecclefield
The City of Garnett welcomes persons of all ages to this year’s Air Fair, an aviation festival, held at the Garnett Industrial Airport on Saturday, May 22nd, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The airport is located on Garnett’s east side, at 1202 E. 4th Avenue, near U.S. Highway 169.
Air Fair consists of an aircraft “fly-in”, airplane rides, the Commemorative Air Force static airplane displays, military jeeps and other aircraft displays, aviation memorabilia and t-shirts for sale, face painting and food truck concessions. The airplane rides also include the opportunity to take a ride in a Stearman biplane. Airplane ride fees will vary but will begin at $20 per person, flying in a Cessna 172, and substantially increase for those daring to ride in other unique aircraft, such as the Stearman biplane.
Air Fair is organized and hosted by the Garnett Airport Advisory Committee and Airport Manager. The event is to help educate area residents about their airport and encourage visitors, both by airplane and ground vehicles, to explore Garnett.
The Advisory Board for the Garnett Industrial Airport will be honoring the life and legacy of former Airport Manager, Gary Ecclefield, during Air Fair on Saturday, May 22nd.
Gary Ecclefield had worked for the City of Garnett as the Airport Manager from 2009 to 2020. Before that, Gary served on the initial, first, Garnett Airport Advisory Board established in 1998. He was very proud of his involvement in the current airport’s master plan. Gary began his love of flying in the early 1990’s. He was a hobbyist and enjoyed model airplanes and taking trips in his own Cessna 172 airplane. The current Airport Manager, Pat Schettler extends an invitation everyone to recognize Gary Ecclefields’s contributions to the airport during Air Fair.
PLEASE NOTE: Air Fair has been postponed from May 8 to May 22.
The City of Garnett, Kansas is working on updating the Airport Master Plan Study with a focus on redirecting the future airfield layout to better address airport constraints and funding limitations from the previous Master Plan completed in 2006. Submission of the grant application to the FAA for this Master Plan update has been approved and the update is currently in the works!
Garnett Industrial Airport
1202 East 4th Avenue
Garnett, Kansas 66032
Airport Manager: Pat Schettler
Airport Terminal: 785.448.6931
Airport Manager (cell): 785.448.8067
Aviation Festival, "Air Fair" - Saturday, May 22