Just say NO. This is not Nancy Reagan's answer to the drug problem, it's the answer you get from the "
" when you try to do something
nice for local pilots. First, we were
not allowed to let a Friendly City Cottage Grove pilot, Mike
Mann, park his plane in our hangar when the
was being repaved. It might have set a
legal precedent was their pathetic answer.
The only precedent it would have set, is that Cottage Grove Airport Creswell
Airport is a " "
that is willing to help other pilots.
And now, because I lost my medical and no longer fly or pay the $22.00
per month for airport access, we are not allowed to have a fly-in like the many
others we've had in the past. Local
pilots from Friendly Airport Cottage Grove, Eugene, and a few
others, have enjoyed coming to Creswell, parking on our lawn and meeting with
other local pilots and their families. There is always a nice lunch during this
get-together. We have also had city councilors who have attended and enjoyed a
plane ride and meeting with the pilots.
There is no excuse for saying no to this request. There is nothing legally different, other
than we are not paying the $22.00 per month.
I can say, there will be around fifty people who will be disappointed
this years fly-in is not being allowed.
This decision will only enforce the negative impression so many have
regarding our airport and management. Independence
I ask, can anyone think of a reason this should not be allowed? A number of these special friends have since passed on. Why would a city stop friends from enjoying each other's company? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX7I8zZUXu4
Thanks for all the support we have gotten.