Airport is awarded “Most Improved” award by T.O.A.
Plans were begun for a major project involving runway widening (to 100 feet), upgrade in lighting to a medium intensity system. Preparations of the approach ends of both runways of safety areas approximately 700 feet on the north and 1,000 feet of the south end. Plans were made to install a new rotating beacon. Sail-plane operations were conducted on a trial basis. Plans for land acquisition south of the airport were considered.
Sumner County Regional designated a reliever airport.
Large improvement project completed including: widening runway from 75 ft. to 100 ft., acquiring additional 14 acres to the south, installing 1000 ft. safety overrun to the south, adding 200 ft. safety area both sides of runway, upgrading runway and taxiway lighting to pilot – controlled, medium intensity, erecting new rotating beacon tower, replacing VASI with 4-light P.A.P.I., and upgrading the REIL’S.
Airport Layout Plan updated and G.P.S engineering study completed.
Authority acquired additional 14 acres north of the airport across Cairo Road.
Began landfill work southwest to present T-hangars in order to accommodate additional T-hangars.
Fourth consecutive “Front Door Award” given to Sumner County Regional.
Discussion started with Sumner County Commission to turn over airport property to Airport Authority and to relocate School Bus garage off the airport property.
Tennessee Aeronautics Commission awarded “Airport of the Year” and “Airport Manager of the Year” to Sumner County Regional and Jan Esterling, respectively. (72 based aircraft, including 3 jets, 2 turbo props, 13 multi-engine piston and 2 amphibians)
3rd airshow and 3rd Hangar Dance held.