Town renames airport in Marquardt's honor, holds dedication ceremony
January 3, 2019
Everyone has a story involving John Marquardt — and many took place in a small airplane.
Take Alex Davison for example.
Davison learned to fly at the instruction of Mar- quardt in 1984.
One day the young aviation student was reviewing emergency procedures with Marquardt, specifically, what to do in the event of an engine failure:
Check your magnetos, switch back and forth be- tween fuel tanks if applicable.
And finally, if all else fails, look for a place to land.
“That’s all well and good but what if this happens in the dark, because I’m going to be flying at night,” Davison reme...