Bellwood-Antis converts practice field into airport


The biggest problem facing the Bellwood-Antis Highschool has been its the transportation infrastructure. This problem has been prevalent ever since the implementation of a one way entrance into the school.

To help with the transportation problem, Bellwood is implementing a landing zone for airplanes and helicopters. This landing zone will be placed in the field in front of the main entrance, the junior high football practice field.

Since the cost of a micro airport will be quite expensive, it brings up a big question. Where are they getting this money from? After reviewing the finances for the 2023-2024 school year, it seems the money is coming out of the teachers pay checks.

So what will this airport offer? The airport will offer travel to and from school for students who live further away from the school. The airport will have commodities like a snack bar, stores, and a gift shop.

Since this airport is taking over the Junior High practice field, the football players will have to practice at the airport. The Athletic Director, Mr. Burch says, “Due to this new implementation, we will move the Junior High Football team practice to the runway.”’