Goderich Airport Manager Reflects On His 28 Years

A small plane lands at the Goderich Municipal Airport. (File photo by Bob Montgomery)

Goderich will be looking for a new manager for its municipal airport this summer.

After 28 years on the job, Ken Bogie is retiring at the end of July.

Bogie says any time the Lancaster landed at the airport was a big deal, but he says the biggest event in his mind was the last appearance with the Snowbirds and the CF-18.

Bogie explains Goderich is unique among smaller airports in that it has a 5,000 ft runway.  He says most of the jets, including the Snowbirds and the Medi-vac jets out of the U.S., won’t attempt to land on anything shorter than 5,000 ft.

Bogie says he won’t be completely out of the loop when he retires because he can see the airport from his home.