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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"We've identified the Pine Mountain
airport as being in the state's best interest. The FAA has
determined it's in the national interest. Airports fill a vital
transportation role in the state."
Source: Edward Ratiganm, chief of aviation
programs for the Georgia DOT, was quoted by the Columbus
Ledger-Enquirer. Ratiganm's organization, along with the FAA, has
joined the AOPA in opposing a developer's efforts to shut down Pine
Mountain Airport in Harris County Georgia. The Callaway Foundation,
which operates the airport, wants to build a five-story, $20
million hotel and wellness center on land where the airport now