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Prescott Regional Airport Hosts TSA PreCheck Enrollment Event December 03-06, 2019

The IdentoGo TSA Pre✓®   Mobile RV will be coming to Prescott Regional Airport – Ernest A. Love Field (PRC) from Tuesday, December 3rd through Friday, December 6th, 2019. The Mobile Enrollment Center will be located in the long-term parking lot, near the airport administration building at 6546 Crystal Lane.

TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that enables identified low-risk air travelers to enjoy a smart and efficient screening experience. For TSA Pre✓® travelers, there is no need to remove shoes, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, light outerwear or belts. TSA Pre✓® is one of the Trusted Traveler programs available and convenient for those passengers travelling throughout the United States. Enrollment in other Trusted Traveler programs such as Global Entry will not be available at this event.

Additionally, flying out of PRC just got easier for those passengers with TSA Pre✓®.  Passengers with TSA Pre✓® now fully receive all benefits listed above by utilizing the TSA Pre✓® lane.  TSA Pre✓® has more than 450 lanes at 200+ U.S. airports.

“We are very excited that IdentoGo has decided to bring the TSA Pre✓® Mobile Enrollment RV to Northern Arizona making the enrollment process more convenient for our community. This will enable a smoother travel experience for those passengers flying out of PRC and throughout the nation,” said Robin Sobotta, Airport Director.

Appointments for the enrollment event are encouraged and limited on a first come, first serve basis. The pre-enrollment process and appointments are available by visiting www.IdentoGo.com/RV . Attendees must bring a government-issued photo ID with proof of U.S. Citizenship (i.e. a passport or birth certificate; name on documents mush match exactly) and complete a 10-minute fingerprinting process.  Once approved, a Known Traveler Number (KTN) will be issued and allow access to TSA Pre✓® expedited security lanes. The application fee is $85 and can be paid by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier’s check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted.

For more information on TSA Pre✓®, please visit www.tsa.gov/precheck .

Air Carrier Announces an Additional Non-Stop Denver Flight from Prescott beginning in March 2020

United Express, operated by SkyWest Airlines has added an additional daily, roundtrip non-stop flight between Denver and Prescott beginning on March 5, 2020.  This doubles the number of Denver departures operating daily from Prescott Regional Airport and complements the daily non-stop service to Los Angeles.  Additionally, the airline has added 450 extra seats this Thanksgiving and Christmas season.

The additional daily Denver flight will initially operate from March through June 2020, and resume again from October 2020 through June 2021.  The summer pause in the second flight schedule is due to Prescott Regional Airport’s shorter runway length coupled with midday summer heat, which necessitates aircraft weight restrictions.  This seasonal pattern is expected to continue until the runway is lengthened sufficiently to allow year-round service with maximum seating availability.

“We are so pleased to receive this news,” said Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli. “The additional flights are a direct result of the support from our community.”

 “This is an impressive testament of the Airline’s faith in the strong demand for air service in the region,” said Airport Director Dr. Robin Sobotta. “Some smaller airports must provide revenue guarantees to air carriers to gain additional flights. However, no guarantee was required for this additional flight, due to the extraordinary commercial air service market discovered at Prescott Regional Airport.”

For example, the City of Kearney, Nebraska recently agreed to pay more than $1.3M to SkyWest to gain an additional non-stop flight. The amount Kearney will eventually pay to SkyWest will ultimately depend upon passenger numbers using that additional flight.

Since the August 2018 launch of the United Express service at Prescott, more than 60,000 total passengers have flown to/from PRC. To book a flight from Prescott, please visit United’s website at www.united.com, on the United App, or by calling Reservations at 1-800-864-8331. United’s website at www.united.com, the United App, or by calling Reservations at 1-800-864-8331.United’s website at www.united.com, on the United App, or by calling Reservations at 1-800-864-8331. 

Embry-Riddle and City of Prescott Present Wings Out West Airshow Oct. 5

Gates will open at 9 a.m. – Event is free and open to the public

For the third straight year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the City of Prescott will co-host the Wings Out West Airshow, featuring an aerial demonstration, a variety of static military and civilian aircraft displays and an aeronautical tech fair at Prescott Regional Airport, Ernest A. Love Field on Saturday, October 5. A variety of food vendors and concessions will also be on site.

Headlining this year’s show for the third consecutive year is Embry-Riddle airshow pilot Matt Chapman. This will be the final performance for Chapman in Prescott, who will retire at the conclusion of the 2019 airshow season. Attendees will enjoy additional performances from Bill Stein, Rob Holland, Kent Pietsch, Cindy Irish, Vampire Airshows, The Liberty Jump Team, and Embry-Riddle’s own 12-time national champion Golden Eagles Flight Team.

A B-17, B-25, and C-47 aircraft from the Commemorative Air Force— along with an AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter from the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation will offer rides available for purchase.

Embry-Riddle and the City of Prescott are honored to welcome Lt. Col. (RET) Dave Hamilton as the guest of honor. Lt. Col. Hamilton is the last living Pathfinder pilot who flew on D-Day. He will be joining the Wings Out West celebration upon his return from England and France where he attended ceremonies honoring the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion and its veterans. Lt. Col. Hamilton has received four Air Medals, nine stars on his ETO campaign ribbon, two Presidential Unit Citations, Military Order of William from Holland, and was awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal. In recognition of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a historic C-53 aircraft named “D-Day Doll” will fly and be on static display at this year’s show.

“We are so excited to once again partner with the City of Prescott and welcome our community to the Wings Out West Airshow,” said Embry-Riddle Chancellor Dr. Anette Karlsson. “We love being a part of this community and we really want our friends and neighbors to get to know us, our amazing students, our alumni, and our world-class faculty and staff.”

Gates at Prescott Regional Airport will open to the public at 9 a.m., with the aerial demonstration taking place from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission and parking will be free. Limited parking will be available at Prescott Regional Airport.  Attendees should enter the airport at the Deep Well Ranch roundabout (Highway 89). There will be ample signage and personnel directing traffic to designated airport parking areas. Additional parking will be available at The Heights Church located off Larry Caldwell Drive (Highway 89A).  Shuttle service will be available to the event. For additional information about parking, including maps and more detailed airport information, go to www.PRCAirport.com.

“We are pleased to continue the Wings Out West partnership with Embry-Riddle for the third year in a row,” said Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli. “We truly appreciate this partnership in bringing a world class air show to the citizens of Prescott.”

Mengarelli added that 2019 has been another notable year for Prescott Regional Airport. “The first year of essential air service with United Express, operated by SkyWest Airlines, we had over 26,000 enplanements (boardings), and over 53,000 total passengers,” he said. “We will be breaking ground soon on the new passenger terminal as well, and are expecting it to be operational by late Fall 2020.”

For additional information on Wings Out West performers, visit: http://prescott.erau.edu/octoberwest/wings-out-west-airshow/index.html.

Source:
https://news.erau.edu/headlines/embry-riddle-and-city-of-prescott-present-the-wings-out-west-airshow-oct-5

Fly Prescott Regional Airport to LA or Denver Before December 31.

Help Us Reach 10,000 enplanements for 2018

The Prescott regional airport is reporting that enplanements continue to increase.  Most recent numbers show that planes flying to Los Angeles and Denver were, on average, nearly 80% filled.  This is great news for the airport and the City.

Here’s more good news:  The airport is on track for 10,000 enplanements by December 31 of this year.  What does this mean for the City and the Airport?  If we reach 10,000 enplanements, this will unlock $1 Million Dollars in Federal funds for upgrades and improvements at the airport.

These additional dollars will be used to make Prescott Regional Airport safer and more customer friendly.

How can you help?  Book a flight to LA or Denver this year.  Go for business, visit family, or just visit and see the sights.  Tickets are very reasonable, but they are going fast.  Book today at United.com, and help Prescott Regional airport get to 10,000 enplanements for 2018!

Runway Rehabilitation and Hot Spot Mitigation Construction Project

On July 30, 2018, the City of Prescott initiated a Runway Rehabilitation and Hot Spot Mitigation Project at Prescott Municipal Airport.  The $6M, 106-day construction project will involve several runway closures, and be performed in the following estimated phases:

Phase 1: 19 days (7/30 – 08/18) Runway 3R/21L will be closed 24 hours/day
Phase 2: 3 days (8/19 – 8/21) Runways 3R/21L and 12/30 will be closed 24 hours/day
Phase 3a:  9 days (8/22 – 8/30) Runway 3R/21L will be closed nightly, 10pm – 8am
Phase 3b:  5 days (8/31-09/04) Runways 3R/21L and 12/30 closed nightly, 10pm – 8am
Phase 4:  27 days (09/05 – 10/01) Runway 3R/21L closed nightly, 10pm – 8am
Phase 4a:  3 days (10/02 -10/04) Runways 3R/21L and 12/30 closed nightly, 10pm – 8am
Phase 5a:  8 days (10/05 -10/12) Runway 3R/21L closed nightly, 10pm – 8am
Phase 5b:  2 days (10/13-10/14) Runways 3R/21L and 12/30 closed nightly, 10pm – 8am

All times are local.  Some changes to this schedule may occur over the course of the project.  Please check NOTAMs for official airfield closure or construction work impact notices.

Important note:  Pilots landing on Runway 21R are asked to use extra caution not to confuse a full length parallel taxiway (taxiway C) for the runway surface.  Please carefully confirm you can see the 21R runway designation markings before landing on that runway!