|Council President ProTem Cushingberry|
discussing business with Airport Director Jason Watt
The motion was approved 9 to 0 to look at using available funds to construct a new runway that would add 1000 feet so that larger aircraft could land there. This would include a runway for exclusive use by the High School and smaller aircraft. Currently, City Airport is handling commercial air service on a regular basis. Arriving nonstop flights from places as far France and, other locations around the world are not uncommon because of new aviation technology. Additional traffic generating landing fee funds would assist in the construction of the new runway and high school. We want the community to continue to demand that this City Asset not be removed or destroyed.
|Schematic for a 6900ft New Runway|
To allow outside interests to turn the last piece of city owned property into an industrial park is unbelievably racist and completely un-acceptable. While students studying aviation on the west side of the state have a runway and high school on airport grounds, students in Detroit are on Jefferson Avenue miles away. No one had the decency to include a helicopter pilot program to the airport for the students either! This must change for the sake of our future.
Comparable Size Airport:
Billy Bishop Airport Toronto CA (CYTZ) (Website Billy Bishop Airport Toronto CA).
Commercial Airservice provded by Porter Airlines (Website: www.flyporter.com - Commercial Air Service in Toronto CA)