The 91 year old pilot and closure of small airports

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FerrariFlyer
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The 91 year old pilot and closure of small airports

Postby FerrariFlyer » Tue Oct 3 2017, 09:54

Worth a read:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-03/w ... st/9007176

Aside from the feel good story of the older pilot gent, a more pressing issue is that of smaller regional airports facing uncertain futures. How many small and mid-sized businesses would disappear if many of our smaller airports were to close for good?
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Re: The 91 year old pilot and closure of small airports

Postby Mike Becker » Wed Oct 4 2017, 03:03

Good article.
We are in a very sad state of affairs in our industry.
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Re: The 91 year old pilot and closure of small airports

Postby Gonsky » Wed Oct 4 2017, 03:28

They are only going under as it is impossible to get the local councils to let go of them, people use subsisdisted airports for nothing $$ wise and then wonder why they close. So a council has to spend a large amount $$ wise so a normally very small percentage gets to use them.

Of course all the aiports have a master plan for making them work.

As a commercial operation your not allowed to charge correct rates and the users are just continuing the subsity at someone else expense other than the council.

Goulburn airport is a prime example and the ongoing fight between owner and existing users.

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Re: The 91 year old pilot and closure of small airports

Postby havick » Wed Oct 4 2017, 08:16

Might be a bit hard for the RFDS etc to support the small towns without an airstrip to fly into.
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