Tuesday, January 29, 2013
CRESTVIEW, Fla. -- A Pensacola developer plans to build a huge hangar at Bob Sikes Airport in hopes of attracting an aerospace company. Dan Gilmore, owner of RONDAN Investments, will lease land from the county to build a 137,000-square-foot hangar on John Givens Road. He said he is certain an aerospace company will lease the hangar, and he's talking to multiple aerospace companies about it. Mike Stenson, deputy airport director, said he gets calls all the time from large aerospace companies interested in a presence at Bob Sikes, and the number one question is if they have available hangar space. Right now the answer is no. Stenson said the planned hangar would be large enough to hold three C-130s. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 01/28/13) The general aviation airport, with an 8,005-foot runway, is 1,020 acres and adjacent to the 360-acre Okaloosa-Crestview Industrial Airpark.