BERRYVILLE -- Carroll County Airport Commission members at its meeting on Thursday made plans to attend an upcoming Quorum Court meeting to request additional airport insurance.
Currently, the airport only has liability insurance, and additional funding is needed to become fully insured.
The insurance would protect the county and make it possible for larger jet-engine planes to fly into Carroll County, which could help in the event of emergencies, as well as bring in tourism from jet-engine owners.
Deer running across the taxiway has been a fear for the CCAC, members said.
"If there were an accident, the county would be liable," said chairman of the commission, Dave Teigen. "Getting the insurance is of the highest priority."
Appearing before the CCAC was Byron Gray, with Eastern Aviation Fuels, who said he could help the airport with fuel cost, support, branding and pilot rewards. The airport is looking to become a branded-fuel airport which could beneficial by bringing name recognition to the county through national advertisement by the fuel carrier.
The CCAC also spoke about their January - May profit loss; the CCAC said that with pending grants and the re-instatement of the building maintenance budget that the airport should not show a large sum profit loss for the next quarter.
In other business, CCAC is planning a Cajun Lunch Fly-In and Dedication on Sept. 8. Carroll County Airport is the first county-owned and -operated airport in Arkansas, and the CCAC plans to dedicate the airport to the 1964 commission.
Family members of the 1964 commission and the public are asked to attend the dedication, which will include vendors from around the area.
All proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. The last fly-in at Carroll County Airport featured 68 aircraft from around the country and raised more than $9,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, officials said.