AMERICA'S VANISHING AIRPORTS

The number of privately owned public-use airports has decreased 20% since 1969. The impact of this downward trend becomes significant because of the growing general aviation fleet, which is increasing at the rate of 10,000 aircraft annually. A survey of closed airport owners revealed that 40% closed for financial gain or reduction of financial loss by conversion of land to another use. Some suggested Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) measures to prevent the closure of airports are discussed. Tax relief by state governments and local municipalities will also help retain airports. Portland-Hillsboro Airport (PHA) in Washington County and Portland-Troutdale Airport (PTA) in Multnomah County are examples of two general aviation, public owned airports which help relieve traffic at a major airport, namely Portland International Airport (PIA).

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lakewood Publications

    731 Hennepin
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55403
  • Authors:
    • WILLIS, A
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

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  • Accession Number: 00197174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM