Help Save Two Great Airstrips!

GUEST EDITORIAL. The grass strips serving the towns of Banff and Jasper in Alberta, Canada, are scheduled to close forever. Located in some of the most spectacular hiking, fishing, skiing and flying country in North America, the airports are threatened with closure because Parks Canada says they're not needed and claims that they impede the movement of wildlife (although elk, coyote, deer, wolf, cougar and numerous smaller mammals use the strips as a regular hangout). AVweb member Joe Godfrey just got back from the area, and says that this would be an excellent time for pilots to write a letter to Ottawa before Parliament votes on the closure.

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