Aviation

Cook Field one of nine airports to receive improvement grants

Cook Field, between Derby and Rose Hill, is one of nine airports that will receive grants from the Kansas Airport Improvement Program.

The Kansas Department of Transportation said in a news release Thursday that the 59-year-old general aviation airport will receive a $208,250 grant to relocate a fuel system and construct a ramp.

The funding comes from the second phase of the 2017 Kansas Airport Improvement Program. The second phase includes $2.7 million in KAIP funding for projects at nine airports costing an estimated $3.1 million. Under the program, airports must provide matching funding ranging from 5 to 50 percent.

The eight other airports receiving grants are in Anthony, Herrington, LaCrosse, Lawrence, Lyons, Pleasanton, Wakeeney and Stafford.

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