Cincinnati-Blue Ash Airport is on the cusp of turning over a new leaf. For five years the southwestern Ohio airport faced threats without any protection-federal grants that ensured the airport would remain open and operating had lapsed. Thanks to AOPA's intervention and an active AOPA Airport Support Network volunteer, city officials in Cincinnati and Blue Ash have teamed to protect the airport. In a meeting this week with AOPA Eastern Regional Representative Erin Wright and AOPA Vice President of Airports Bill Dunn, Cincinnati's airport manager said he plans to apply for federal Airport Improvement Program funding. Accepting federal funding would force the airport to remain open for at least 20 years. Read more on AOPA Online.
November 16, 2007