Once upon a time, airports were communities bound by a mutual passion for aviation. That’s the way it was at Opa-Locka Executive Airport, a former U.S. Navy training field that during the 1960s became one of the busiest general aviation airports in the country. Those bright, buoyant days are passed, however. Now the wrong passions have heated, and faction lines have hardened. Full-blown animus is afoot at the gritty South Florida field, and it’s gotten personal as the contesting parties ...


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