Provided by City of Manassas
About a year ago, the Manassas Regional Airport received an Eagle Scout project they felt fit into the aviation theme perfectly. Matthew Bonifera was seeking his Eagle Scout designation and presented his project to Airport Staff and to the Airport Commission. He came with a proposal, slides, cost estimates and the amount of volunteers needed to complete the proposed task.
Matthew’s proposal was to create a more interesting space at the Observation Area for those watching the activities at the airport. He proposed to build two picnic tables, refurbish two existing picnic table. He also proposed to build a wooden airport for children and paint a mini runway on adjacent asphalt. His original proposal was for two days. However, with all of his ancillary projects, the task took two weekends to complete.
With donated labor and supplies, Matthew and other Boy Scouts in his troop went to work at the Observation Area at the base of the FAA tower.
“We are always willing to entertain Eagle Scout projects,” said Manassas Regional Airport Director Juan Rivera. “The entire community will benefit from Matthew’s project. It really was an outstanding activity to watch. You can see all of the hard work that was put into this project and we invite you to come visit.”
The Observation Area is on the west side of the Manassas Regional Airport at the base of the Tower.