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AOPA, FAA step in to save Brazoria airport

AOPA, FAA step in to save Brazoria airport

The threat to sell Brazoria County Airport has been thwarted, thanks to quick action by AOPA Airport Support Network volunteer Albert Smith. Smith alerted AOPA to a secret deal to sell the airport to a private individual for $6 million. AOPA and the FAA acted quickly to prevent the sale of Brazoria airport, which is obligated to remain open and operating for the public. That's because $30 million in federal Airport Improvement Program funds have been invested in the facility. "This is a perfect example of why local pilots need to alert their ASN volunteer and AOPA about threats to their airport," said Bill Dunn, AOPA vice president of airports. "It takes all of us working together to save general aviation airports."

August 31, 2007

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