Indonesia's top Air Force Brass have now officially endorsed the inauguration of north Bali's new airstrip via the "Buleleng Fly-In North Bali 2001" be held on Thursday, August 23, 2001. Air Force Marshall Alimansyuri's official endorsement of the aviation event was announced in a meeting on Friday, July 20, by the District Chief of Air Communication's Ida Bagus Puja Erawan, S.H. in a meeting with the organizing committee of the Fly-In represented by Ir. Ketutu Suarta and Ketut Englan.
The Air Marshall pledged the Air Force's support for the event after receiving a visit by the Bupati for North Bali and a delegation for the Regional Peoples Consultative Assembly (DPRD). Additional endorsements in hand from the Minister of Culture and Tourism and the Department of Air Communications are expected to help facilitate the visit of foreign aircraft and crews for this international aviation event.
Final paving of the runway is now underway for the new airstrip located at Gerokgak, Buleleng, on Bali's northern shore. A total of 49 aircraft have registered for the event from Indonesia, Southeast Asia and Australia.
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