Because once it's gone, it's gone forever.
A dearth of open space suitable for urban development has combined with the need for cash-strapped municipal governments to seek short-term tax revenues, creating a "perfect storm" in the ongoing assault on general aviation airports. Last year, B&CA reported the targeting of general aviation airports by real estate developers (see "How to Save Your Airport," March 2005) in order to gain land for new housing, offices and stores as a growing trend. However, in the intervening months, ...
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