By Associated Press - Tuesday, September 15, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Hawkins Field was Jackson’s first airport with an inaugural flight in 1929, but today it is largely forgotten.

However, that could be changing.

Jackson Municipal Airport Executive Director Carl Newman tells The Clarion-Ledger ( a new manager has been named at Hawkins Field, and there are plans to upgrade the airport in an effort to increase the number of airplanes there.

Newman said Sam Carver started three weeks ago as the airport manager. The Mississippi native has worked at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, and airports in Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina.

Carver says the airport has great potential and a lot of assets that general aviation airports don’t have.

Carver said the airport hasn’t had the attention it deserves.

Part of such work includes upgrading pavement and markings for aircraft.


Information from: The Clarion-Ledger,

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