OGDEN -- Ed Rich's career as manager of Ogden-Hinckley Airport is about to come in for a landing.
Rich, who has worked at the airport for a decade, will retire at the end of July.
"It's been a great experience," he said. "There are a lot of great people (associated with the airport)."
Rich doesn't plan to remain idle after leaving his job with the city and is considering become a consultant with Airport Development Group Inc., a Denver-based planning, design and engineering firm.
He became manager of Ogden-Hinckley Airport in 2002. Before that, from 1989 to 2001, he worked in the gold-mining industry.
In addition, Rich was a principal owner from 1962 to 1989 of the former Sun Valley Key Airlines, which was based in Ogden and Salt Lake City and flew throughout the Intermountain West.
A search is under way by city officials to hire a new manager for Ogden-Hinckley Airport, he said.
Several candidates have been interviewed and have toured the airport, said Rich, who is not sure when his replacement will be named.
Managing the airport is challenging because there are about 250 separate leases for hangars, he said. In addition, in August, the airport will embark on a $4.3 million runway improvement project.