….Lights, Cameras, Fences


The Virginia plan (assuming the General Assembly includes the money in its final budget) will be first to assess what, if any, security measures are in place at each of the airports. Even the smallest facilities will be checked. Macfarlane said each facility will be asked to develop a security plan and document procedures. For many, the audit will reveal the need to spend some money on equipment and facilities. Macfarlane said proper fencing, identification systems, lighting and cameras are the most likely items to be installed at smaller airports. It’s not clear whether part of the $1.5 million will be used to help the small airports finance these improvements but it seems likely that most of the cost will be borne locally. Chesterfield County Airport has already implemented its plan and beefed up its security infrastructure.