Cheryl Husmann presented the 2017 year-end report for Smiling Aviation at Blake Field at the county commissioners' Feb. 5 meeting.
Earlier in the meeting the commissioners approved the application to Federal Aviation Administration for federal assistance in the reconstruction and resurfacing of the runway at Blake Field to FAA standards.
A skydiving business wants to set up commercial operations at Blake Field.
County commissioners at their Feb. 21 meeting approved a permit for Ultimate Skydiving Adventures LLC to operate out of a private hangar on a temporary basis.
Last August, when a newborn baby needed life-saving treatment available only at a Front Range hospital, an air ambulance took off headed for Delta's Blake Field.
The baby was transported and, according to reports from airport managers Mark and Cheryl Husmann, a little life was saved by the mission.
A GPS (instrument approach) landing system recently went into operation at Blake. The high-tech navigation gear is a major upgrade for operations and is the result of five years of planning, acquisition and installation, according to Blake Field managers Mark and Cheryl Husmann.
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