AOPA is expressing strong support for the state's proposal to buy the development rights at both Spitfire Aerodrome and Alexandria Airport. There was little opposition and an abundance of support for the move at two recent public meetings. "The state's innovative program on the purchase of development rights has helped keep dozens of New Jersey airports open and thriving, and these benefits should be extended to Spitfire and Alexandria," said Roger Cohen, AOPA vice president of regional affairs, in a letter to the state. Cohen added that New Jersey's program is far and away a model for the rest of the nation in preserving and protecting general aviation infrastructure.
June 17, 2005