Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A BAD CITY DECISION?

Just say NO.  This is not Nancy Reagan's answer to the drug problem, it's the answer you get from the "Friendly City" when you try to do something nice for local pilots.  First, we were not allowed to let a Cottage Grove pilot, Mike Mann, park his plane in our hangar when the Cottage Grove Airport was being repaved.  It might have set a legal precedent was their pathetic answer.  The only precedent it would have set, is that Creswell Airport is a "Friendly Airport" 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 Cottage Grove, Eugene, Independence 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.
Creswell, "The Friendly City"

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?

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Thanks for all the support we have gotten.

Jerry Norcia