Oklahoma Aeronautics Commissioners prolonged the life of Lake Murray State Park Airport in Ardmore on Thursday despite the request of the state Tourism and Recreation Department — and the commission’s own director — to close the rarely used airstrip.
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At its meeting Thursday, the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission considered removing three general aviation airports from the Oklahoma Airport System. The move would make the airports ineligible for state funding. Considered were: Westport Airport, Pawnee Municipal Airport and Tenkiller Lake Airpark. Commissioners voted to remove Pawnee Municipal Airport from the system; the other two remain with restrictions.