CWA preparing for the president

Mosinee (WAOW) – President Trump will be landing at the Central Wisconsin Airport on Wednesday. Ahead of his arrival, airport staff is busier than usual making sure everything is in place and securing the air field.

“We make sure the runways are in good condition, we check them several times a day. We make sure any wildlife concerns are mitigated,” said Airport Director Brain Grefe.

Grefe also said that tarmac checks are happening more frequently than normal in order to make sure there are no potholes or bumps on the runway. Secret Service and White House personnel are assisting with these checks.

In addition to checking and working on normal operations, airport staff is also going over emergency operations.

“We also look at the grass areas around the runways to make sure they’re smooth if a vehicle or aircraft needs to go off pavement for whatever reason,” Grefe said.

For those planning on traveling through CWA on Wednesday, TSA officials say passenger screening will continue as normal.

If you’re planning on going to the rally, officials urge you to arrive early. Parking for the event will be separate from terminal parking and will include handicap spaces.

Items not allowed into the event include: homemade signs, banners, professional cameras with a detachable lens, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, backpacks and large bags.

For more information about the event, you can visit the president’s website.

WQOW Staff

WQOW Staff

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