Avera Hangar Could Be Ready By Mid-Summer

Avera Health is entering into a 25 year-lease for a yet-to-be constructed aircraft hangar facility at the Pierre Regional Airport. City Commissioners approved that lease following a public hearing Tuesday that garnered no input from the community of the Capital City. Airport Manager Mike Isaacs says the legwork for the move was laid years ago as the City of Pierre developed area around the airport…

Jim Pietz with JCP Leasing, the entity the city is now in the leasing agreement with agrees…

Pietz says construction could take half a year…

Commissioner Jamie Huizenga says it’s a huge opportunity for Pierre…

The hangar will have an area where patients can be moved from air ambulance to ground ambulance in a climate controlled area.