Gilchrist Foundation Grant
The Gilchrist Foundation, which is administered by Security National Bank-Sioux City, awarded Mid America Museum of Aviation & Transportation a $71,000 grant for museum taxiway repair and security gate update. As our members and friends may know, Mid America Museum of Aviation & Transportation has a security gate access to the Sioux Gateway Airport runways which allow us to bring aircraft to the museum. Lately, the condition of the taxiway has deteriorated on our side and on the municipal airport side of the gate to the point of non-use. The grant received will allow MAMAT to mill blacktop overcoat on our side of the gate and start the resurfacing project as well as filling open cracks in the concrete panels. Plus, we will replace the current 30 foot wide gate with a more appropriate size to facilitate easier aircraft access. The north-south parking lot in front of the museum building is 76 year old concrete poured as one of two runways for the 'new' Sioux City Airport in 1939. Also, Runway 22, which was part of the airport expansion in early 1942, when the Sioux City Army Air Base was built for World War II, will receive some updating. The continuing expansion and updates at Sioux Gateway Airport will facilitate improvements of the taxiways on the city portion of the project. The Mid America Museum is truly grateful to the Gilchrist Foundation for the start of this project. Additional funds will be required to complete the estimated $140,000.00 milling, resurfacing, crack sealing and and gate replacement project.
11/3/2022 08:13:35 am
Cracks in concrete panels can be caused by a variety of factors, including Settlement, thermal expansion and contraction, poor workmanship, and excessive loads. While some cracks are purely cosmetic, others can compromise the structural integrity of the panel. To fill open cracks, a number of different materials can be used, including epoxy resin, polyurethane, and acrylic. The type of material used will depend on the width and depth of the crack, as well as the expected loads on the panel. In some cases, metal reinforcement may also be used to stabilize the panel.
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