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Potential sponsors of new Maryland airport want to hear from pilotsPotential sponsors of new Maryland airport want to hear from pilots

Commissioners need to know if facility would be usedCommissioners need to know if facility would be used

Kent Co., Maryland, commissioners are nearing a decision on whether or not to build a new general aviation airport and want to hear from pilots. AOPA has strongly supported creation of a new general aviation (GA) airport ever since Scheeler Field closed in 1996.

"This is a big deal," said AOPA Vice President of Airports Anne Esposito. "It's a rare opportunity to build a new airport from scratch, and the sponsors are actively seeking pilot input."

The new airport would be located between Worton and Chestertown, Md. It would have a 4,200-foot paved runway (6-24) and would offer general aviation services, fuel, hangars, and tiedowns.

If approved, the airport would take three to five years to complete.

If you would be interested in basing your aircraft at Kent County or would like to lend support for the new airport, you are encouraged to write Kent County commissioners at: 400 High St, Chestertown, MD 21620, fax 410/778-7482 or e-mail [email protected].

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