Last week, AVweb asked for your opinions on the FAA's MAP program, whereby
military airports receive funding to be used toward developing "joint use"
facilities that will alleviate the growing strain on GA airports. 27% of
you said that this is definitely a wise move on the FAA's part, putting money
into underutilized, ready-for-use facilities that can help GA out immediately.
But the vast majority of you (60% of respondents) were quick to point out that
this is only a stopgap measure while it may ease the burden of GA, more
airports will still be needed. The remaining 13% of you said emphatically
that MAP alone simply won't cut it: When all is said and done, we still
need more airports.