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Ribbon cutting marks takeoff for Pullman Airport runway


October 17, 2019

Cathy McMorris Rodger

Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson and Moscow Mayor Bill Lambert (center) cut the ribbon for the new runway with other officials present, such as Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodger, hand raised. Top: Attendees span the runway to hold a section of ribbon prior to the cutting.

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport ended a month-long closure and three-year construction project with a ribbon-cutting event on the new 7,100 foot runway.

The airport was closed for a month to transition to the longer runway equipped with an Instrument Landing System to create a more reliable all-weather airport.

Pilots can now land with an instrument approach which uses radio signals and high-intensity lighting arrays.

Hundreds gathered last Thursday under a large tent located on the former runway to listen to speakers involved in the project. Those in attendance were then ushered out to th...

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