Airport Director’s Letter | Summer 2024

Airport Director’s Letter | Summer 2024
June 26, 2024 Jerry Vallely
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Spring has been a busy time for our team at St. Louis Downtown Airport, and we are gearing up for an active summer as things heat up across the region.

We’re excited to share that KCPS recently achieved designation by the Federal Aviation Administration as a National General Aviation Airport. That’s a milestone with positive impacts for KCPS and our tenants.

In March, we attended the annual NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers conference in Forth Worth, Texas, where we learned about the latest technologies and business practices advancing the aviation industry.

Assistant Airport Director Colin Rolerkite and I were also pleased to recently gather in Chicago with other aviation leaders from across the state to work on the Illinois Advanced Air Mobility System Plan.

Closer to home, we have a comprehensive study getting underway to develop an updated Airport Layout Plan for St. Louis Downtown Airport. We’ll be seeking input from stakeholders as we work on this important initiative in the coming months to lay the foundation for continued growth at KCPS over the next 10 to 15 years.

We also had the pleasure of collaborating with St. Louis University on the 2024 Aviation Summer Academy the week of June 10th, welcoming more than 20 high school seniors to KCPS and the wonderful world of aviation.

You can learn more about our recent activities in our latest newsletter. If you would like additional information about our operations, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Portrait of Sandra Shore.Sandra Shore, A.A.E.
Airport Director
St. Louis Downtown Airport