Jets Displacing Pistons? GA Turf Wars...

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Props Seen As Occupying Valuable Space

A new threat to GA airports is appearing more and more frequently, and it's a twist on the old familiar story of residents moving in, deciding they don't like the airport noise and turning the field into a subdivision. Instead, those same residents seem to be realizing that a GA airport can be a cash cow for their communities -- but not if it's infested with little personal aircraft and weekend flyers. The big bucks come with fuel-guzzling jets and corporate expense accounts. For flight schools, small FBOs and private pilots trying to find hangar space, the result is the same. They're being pushed out.