BLM interested in staging two firefighting aircraft at Riverton Regional Airport

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Riverton Regional Airport Manger Paul Griffin said the city has been approached by the Bureau of Land Management to lease a portion of the airport for firefighting aircraft.

Griffin told the Airport Board on Friday that the BLM is seeking a one year lease with an option to renew for another four years.

“They indicated they want to station two aircraft here, and would utilize our water and power systems. I understand they are wanting to put a trailer on the site to house several pilots,” Griffin said. “They also want to place two tanks on the property.”

The area under consideration is near the airport’s current fuel farm on the SW corner of the airport property adjacent to the Airport Road.

When completed, the lease application would be forwarded to the city council for its approval.

Just north of the Fuel Farm is the General Aviation aircraft apron and hangers. (Ernie Over photo)

Just north of the Fuel Farm is the General Aviation aircraft apron and hangers. (Ernie Over photo)