How to Save an Airport

The usual story is all too familiar: The neighbors, complaining of noise and safety concerns, organize to close down an airport, and despite the efforts of a small band of pilots, soon the airfield is the site of yet another suburban subdivision with street names like Aviation Way and Kitty Hawk Lane. But here's a twist: The neighbors, outraged by a threat to close their local airfield, join together and demand that it stay open, because they love it just the way it is. AVweb's News Editor Mary Grady tells the unlikely tale of a tiny airport with a big heart.

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