Leesburg Executive Airport Director Scott Coffman was presented with a restored taxiway light by a group of airport tenants during last week’s Leesburg Town Council meeting.
The group sought to highlight a list of recent accomplishments at the airport that were completed under Coffman’s leadership and will little staff. Those include the initiative to secure a second fixed-base operator, the establishment of the remote control tower system, and new taxiway markings and a lighting upgrade.
The lighting project replaced 40-year-old incandescent lights with brighter LEDs, which reduced the airport’s electric bill by over 70%.
As the lighting upgrade project neared completion, the group took one of the old taxiway lights, stripped it, repainted it, wire it, and mounted it on a wooden base for presentation to Coffman.