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                                                   Welcome to the Cody Flyer , a publication of the Yellowstone
                                                   Regional Airport. e Cody Flyer is available either electronically as
                                                   a PDF file, or through the mail. Please contact us at info@flyyra.com
                                                   to notify us of any changes in your mailing preference or your mailing
                                                   address. For additional information about YRA, please visit our web-
                                                   site at www.flyyra.com.

IN THIS ISSUE...                                   BUSINESS PARK
Website and Flight Tracker                         Recently the state of Wyoming, through the Wyoming Business Council,
                                                   provided a grant opportunity for the community to invest in themselves.
Business Park Development                          One of the greatest obstacles to economic development in the Cody area
Air Service Update                                 is the lack of developed land and the cost of developing land. is grant
Terminal Improvements                              made it possible to overcome this obstacle. e Yellowstone Regional
                                                   Airport Joint Powers Board, with cooperation of the City of Cody, the
New Passenger Terminal                             Wyoming Business Council, the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce,
Hangar Development                                 the Cody Economic Development Council and the Bureau of Land
Weather Information                                Management, developed a Business Park on 34 acres of airport land that
                                                   is currently underutilized and determined unusable for aviation. With
Airport Board Meetings                             over three years invested in this project, we are excited that late this
e FBO’s Minute                                    Spring all of the hard work and dedication put forth by the above men-
                                                   tioned agencies will be cultivated when the first state-of-the-art business
WEBSITE                                            park within Park County will be open for business and accommodate the
anks go to Vision West of Powell for the          needs of light manufacturing and other targeted businesses and indus-
increased use of our website. e Yellowstone       tries. It is estimated that once all 6 lots are developed, these businesses
Regional Airport renovated our site to make        could produce 400 new jobs within Park County.
it more effective for the visitors to receive
a wealth of information such as airline
schedules, car rental information, as well as
weather information. While our address did
not change from www.flyyra.com, the mate-
rial and information we provide to you has
increased. With a quick and easy search us-
ing specially designed software, you can now
check the arrivals and departures of all com-
mercial flights that serve Cody, reserve a hotel
room, or view services available at the airport
or surrounding community. e site also has
technical airport information and links to         e actual construction of the park required subdividing 34 acres of land
other community sites. Early this summer           and all necessary infrastructure including water, sewer, telecommunica-
you can expect to see the addition of several      tions, natural gas, power, drainage, streets, landscaping, curb, and gutters.
new pages, providing the public with news          is improvement to what was before unusable land at the airport will
on upcoming airport developments, minutes          now benefit the community of Cody in many ways. First and foremost,
of previous meetings, as well as a copy of the     it will diversify and expand the local economy by providing jobs that
recently finished Airport Master Plan.             will enhance the local tax base. It will also provide a greater identity for
                                                   Yellowstone Regional Airport for both aviation and non-aviation users
                                                   and create new and continuous income for the airport. Funds generated
          Flight Tracker                           from the Airport Business Park will enable the airport to become more
          Check arrivals and departures
                                                   self-sufficient, which reduces the financial obligation from the local tax
          and track flights. Click here!
                                                   payers throughout the City of Cody and Park County.
Park County was extremely excited to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of
SkyWest Airlines. SkyWest Airlines has provided Delta Connection service
between Cody and Salt Lake City, Utah for 10 years. As our community con-
tinues to grow, we took the time to celebrate this great milestone. e com-
munity came out in force to show their appreciation. Steve Hart, Vice President
of Market Development from SkyWest Airlines, as well as employees from the
local Cody station were on hand to celebrate with the community. SkyWest
operates 3 daily roundtrip flights to Salt Lake City as a Delta Connection and
provides 1 round trip flight to Denver as a United Express carrier. SkyWest and
its dedicated employees began Cody service in June of 1995, operating as Delta
Connection with 2 flights a day. While Park County has grown far beyond what it once was, SkyWest maintains its person-
able down-home disposition that has become synonymous with SkyWest’s customer service, the reason for the loyalty of the
citizens in Park County.
    Yellowstone Regional Airport continues to grow in leaps and bounds. In 2005, 28,404 passengers flew out of Yellowstone
Regional Airport on either Delta or United. is is an increase of 6.4% over 2004, and just short of our all time record of
30,899 set in 2000. Yellowstone Regional Airport is the third busiest airport in Wyoming based on passengers boarding. e
increase can be attributed to a combination of the greater numbers of area residents making use of their Airport, and the ad-
dition of United Express service to Denver. On an average day in 2005, approximately 140 passengers utilized the Airport
either arriving or departing on regularly scheduled commercial flights.
    United Express and Delta Connection shared in the success this year. Delta Connection, operated by SkyWest, is his-
torically the Airport’s busiest airline based on passengers carried. ey were able to hold their market share at 53% of the
passenger traffic. However, United Express has continued its daily service to and from Denver for another year, increasing its
passenger traffic by 32% over 2004. United Express, operated by SkyWest and Mesa, has continued to draw in new passen-
gers away from our competing airports. Passenger boarding by these airlines this year was: Delta Connection–15,125, United
Express–13,279. “e ongoing growth of air service in Park County is a real success story that everyone in Park County can
be proud of. Our success is a text book case of how when a community uses the service they have it will continue to get better.
is year’s performance accentuates the hard work that is done everyday to make this work by employees of Airlines, TSA,
Airport Operations, and you, the traveling public. anks for everything. e fact that 2005 has grown so much in passenger
traffic paints a convincing picture of how suc-
cessful air service is and will continue to be in
Park County,” said Michael L. Becker, Airport
Manager. Yellowstone Regional Airport finds
itself on a constant growth track which will
continue to lead to record setting events. As
this trend continues, it is clear that in 2006 we
will once again surpass all expectations.

In December, the Yellowstone Regional
Airport Joint Powers Board met with the
FAA and WYDOT and agreed to a 5 year
plan to build a new passenger terminal. e
census was that our current passenger terminal                                           March
is insufficient to meet passenger demand now
and in the immediate future. It was also de-
termined that a few items within our terminal
need improvement until we move into the new
one. We intend to accomplish these improvements as soon as possible. e primary improvements will be to the HVAC sys-
tem. Outdated and insufficient, our system spends more time being repaired than it does operating correctly. Following that
will be some significant improvements to the passenger screening process, making the process more effective and passenger
friendly. If time and money allow, the interior of the facility will get a minor face lift, replacing the carpet, tile, applying a
fresh coat of paint, and a few new passenger amenities. ese improvements are a direct result of suggestions and input from
airport users and tenants, so keep them coming.
Yellowstone Regional Airport Joint Powers Board met with the FAA and WYDOT and agreed to build a new passenger
terminal within 5 years. ey felt that too much money is being spent on “Band-Aid” repairs to the existing building and
we should continue along the road that the recently completed master plan laid out to build a new midfield terminal. Along
with the actual passenger terminal utilities, roadways,
storm water containment, aircraft ramp, and a parking
lot will need to be built at an estimated project cost of    New Terminal Construction Timeline and Cost Estimate
8 million dollars. We intend to accomplish this proj-        2006 Modify Existing Terminal                    $500,000
ect within 5 years, breaking up each component into
                                                             2006 New Terminal Design, (Phase 1)              $200,000
separate tasks. A project of this magnitude requires
utilizing several different funding sources. $7.6 mil-       2007 New Terminal Design (Phase 2)               $650,000
lion is from the FAA, encompassing our entitlement           2007 New Terminal Construction (Sch 1)           $1,650,000
funds and additional discretionary funds. e State of
Wyoming, in particular WYDOT-Aeronautics, has                2008 New Terminal Construction (Sch 2)           $2,500,000
committed matching funds. Along with these funds             2009 New Terminal Construction (Sch 3)           $2,500,000
is our match of approximately $160,000 which will
                                                                    Total                                     $8,000,000
mainly come from Passenger Facility Charges.

On another front, the Airport is experiencing a growth spurt in aircraft operations and private hangar developments. After
the board approved one of the largest infrastructure projects in its history which included a new aircraft ramp, taxiways and all
the necessary utilities, it opened the airport to accommodate the growing demand. In anticipation of this growth, the airport
recently updated their minimum standards to reflect modern building guidelines, setbacks and community aesthetics con-
                                                       cerns. e areas ready for hangars are either group X, which accommo-
                                                       date hangar sizes up to 60 by 60, and group Y which will accommodate
                                                       hangars of at least 100 by 100. If you are interested or know someone
                                                       who is, contact the airport manager about your desire to build a hangar.
                                                       e process to lease and then build is very easy here at the airport. If you
                                                       are ready to build we can combine both processes into one to save you
                                                       time and money. If you are not completely ready to build, we can help
                                                       you through that process as well. Entering into a lease with the airport is
                                                       simple, with a detailed letter explaining a few of your intentions, a lease
                                                       can be drafted. Once you are ready to build, a few documents are neces-
                                                       sary for the board to approve before the city will issue a building permit.
A preliminary site plan and, depending on the size of your hangar, either a site drainage report or a simple grading report are
required. Once these are reviewed and changes are made, the airport board will review and consider your request. If the board
approves your lease and desired improvements, the Airport Board will send a letter recommending the City of Cody issue you
a building permit. Once your permit is issued by the City of Cody you can begin. is process can take up to three months.

Aviation weather information at our airport is provided by an AWOS-3 (Automated Weather Observation System), which
is located near midfield on the west side of the runway. is system is owned and maintained by the Federal Aviation
Administration, and data collected from this unit is used by both the FAA and the National Weather Service in Riverton.
Should users become aware of a discrepancy with information reported by the AWOS unit, please contact Flight Service via
radio or phone and report the problem.

One of the best ways to keep up to date on Airport happenings is to attend the monthly meeting of the Yellowstone Regional
Airport Joint Powers Board. Regular Airport Board meetings are held at 8:00am on the second Wednesday of each month in
the Duggleby Board Room in the Airport terminal. Each meeting’s agenda has time dedicated for tenant input and questions.
Occasionally, regular meetings dates are changed or special meetings are held, so call the Airport office at 307-587-5096 to
verify a specific meeting date.
Spirit Mountain Aviation would like to remind everyone to enjoy the upcoming summer and Fly Safe! During this great
season of flying, don’t forget to take advantage of your local Full Service FBO. We offer CESSNA flight training with full
time qualified flight instructors. Charter and scenic flights are also available year round. For your entire aircraft mechanic
needs we have a full time staff of certified A&P and I.A. for your convenience. Give us a call for anything you need...we are
always here to help.

Fly Safe and don’t be a stranger. Stop in and say hi. . . fresh coffee and tea are always ready and complimentary.
   Yours Truly,
   Joe & Linda Siligato


   EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911
   Airport Office . . . . . . . . . . . . 587-5096
   SkyWest Airlines . . . . . . . . . 587-9740
   Spirit Mountain Aviation . . . 587-6732
   Landing Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . 587-8736
   Budget Car Rental . . . . . . . . 587-6066
   Hertz Car Rental . . . . . . . . . 587-2914
   rifty Car Rental . . . . . . . . . 587-8855
   AWOS (Weather) . . . . . . . . 527-5197

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Yellowstone Regional Airport
P.O. Box 2748
Cody, WY 82414

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