AOPA is urging Speaker Joe Hackney of the North Carolina House of Representatives to support preserving Horace Williams Airport. The association wants to use momentum from a June 14 joint hearing on the fate of the airport by the House Appropriations subcommittees on education and health and human services to ensure that the university cannot take action that would close the airport in the meantime. "Horace Williams Airport is a vital access point to North Carolina and the region's air transportation system," wrote Greg Pecoraro, AOPA vice president of regional affairs. "Properly supported, it would be an invaluable asset to the Chapel Hill economy and community."
July 20, 2007