Aviation View | Volume 2, Issue 1

105 AVIATION VIEW VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1 airport also plans on putting in more spaced, especially corporate and jet hangars. “We have people looking,” explains Fordham, “so we know when we build them, they are going to be filled. That is why we are looking at increasing our taxiway space when we do the paving, and opening more land for hangars, either for us to build on, or to do land lease deals.” Looking to the future, Fordham adds, “I think more hangars would be the first thing that comes to mind on a wish list. Where we are at capacity now and where we are trying to increase our usage, this is a big obstacle. We have people now who only have tie-downs and I am convinced that we would have a lot more aircraft based out of here if we only had the room. We do have a lot of unused land and that is one of our biggest assets here at the airport. There are several lots that would be over 100 acres, and there is room for some bigger companies to create large corporate hangars. So, there is a lot of potential here, and to be honest, there is also a good labor supply in the area, and that makes it quite an attractive option, as well. If you had an aircraft manufacturer here, for example, you would have labor, pilots, mechanics… everyone you need would be trained right onsite. It would be a win-win.” Our Customers always come first HEART OF GEORGI A REGIONAL A I RPORT