With large tracts of land becoming more scarce in urban areas, developers and politicians are turning their attention toward general aviation airports.
As AOPA President Phil Boyer is fond of saying, a mile of asphalt on a roadway gets you a mile down the road, while a mile of asphalt on an airport gets you to the world. But those airport runways that serve as gateways to the world for turbine-powered business aircraft are few in number and threatened with becoming even more scarce -- or at least less convenient to the metropolitan areas they serve -- as a new trend in circumventing federal regulations to displace reliever airports ...
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