Ashland Municipal Airport at Sumner Parker Field
The Ashland Municipal Airport was established in 1965. The City owns all of the land and buildings on the airport with the exception of the privately owned hangars at the northeast edge of the field and the Sky Research Hangar built in 2000. The airport has 34 hangars, 120 tie-down spaces and supports about 78 aircraft, a Civil Air Patrol unit and other activities. The Facilities Maintenance Division, with assistance from the City Electric Department and Parks Department ensures appropriate maintenance is completed. The Public Works Engineering Division contracts for improvements and major maintenance.
Management decisions for the Airport and related facilities receive oversight and recommendations through the Airport Commission, and staff work is completed through the Public Works Administrative Division. The airport is operated by Robert Skinner, Skinner Aviation, as the contract Fixed Base Operator (FBO). Skinner has been the airport’s FBO since 1993 and is responsible for overall oversight of the Airport facilities including radio control, fuel facility, aircraft maintenance, hangar rental collection, flight training and facility maintenance.