The New Mexico Department of Transportation (DOT) wants to close Tatum Airport in Tatum, N.M., by March 31. This would be the second state-owned airport closure in two years, but AOPA is calling on the FAA to prevent that from happening. “Given that the state of New Mexico currently serves as the sponsor of three general aviation facilities, AOPA is alarmed by what appears to be a pattern of inattention by the airport sponsor leading to closure requests,” wrote Heidi Williams, AOPA senior director of airports, in a letter to the FAA. Read more on AOPA Online.
March 28, 2008