Construction is progressing extremely well on what is planned to be Honor Point’s new home. The 40,000 square foot Felts Field Aviation Flight Center is a multi-million dollar project that will house Honor Point, Western Aviation and hangar space for larger private aircraft. The steel structure is quickly taking shape with full enclosure expected in the coming weeks.
Honor Point is working closely with building owner Tim Gump and his partners to lease 10,000 square feet of space on the west end of the building. HP’s project committee is developing an interior design concept that includes a large open space suitable for numerous exhibits, meetings and other community events. The plan includes an 84 foot long hangar-style door that will open onto Felts Field itself effectively doubling the amount of available of event space during nicer weather. A mezzanine level with offices space and a glass enclosed, special observation and meeting room that extends over the ramp area is also being planned. Thanks to architect Craig Conrad of MMEC for all the great ideas. Our thanks and appreciation also goes to Tim Gump and his contractor Blews Construction for their patience and guidance.
The Honor Point board is also in the process of laying ground work for a capital campaign to raise the estimated $3.5 million we’ll need to complete our portion of the project and open the doors. But donations are accepted any time---especially during this critical phase of our development.