Tampa's Executive Airport To Close | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 11.28.16

Airborne 11.29.16

Airborne 11.30.16

Airborne 12.01.16

Airborne 12.02.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 11.28.16

Airborne 11.29.16

Airborne 11.30.16

Airborne 12.01.16

Airborne 12.02.16

Fri, May 14, 2004

Tampa's Executive Airport To Close

Field Would Be Plowed Under

It wasn't unexpected. For the past several years, Tampa Bay Executive Airport (FL) has been in trouble. But now, its owner says the airport will close October 1st. He's already talking with buyers about what will happen next.

"We do have some folks who are genuinely interested in the property," said owner Lew Friedland in an interview with the St. Petersburg Times. But, he said, "nobody's talking about building another airport. Everybody knew it was going to close."

Tampa Bay Executive is home to about 100 general aviation aircraft, as well as Bayflight, a medical helicopter service.

"It's just sad to see an airport go," said Charles Brammer, owner of the North Tampa Aeropark in Wesley Chapel (FL). He's expanding his hangar space, where many of the 89 new units will house refugees from Tampa Bay Executive.

Tuesday, Pasco County Commissioner Pete Altman reportedly suggested creating a "citizens' task force" to determine what impact the closure will have -- especially in Bayflight's case. Altman wants the county to consider building another airport to replace Tampa Bay Executive, a proposal supported by at least one other commission member.

But the pressure to develop land now occupied by Tampa Bay Executive is tremendous. Land goes for more than $40,000 an acre in that area. The 300 acres of airport property could easily go for $12 million, according to County Commissioner Steve Simon.

"While I feel for the private plane owner ... I don't think the county's responsibility is to provide a facility for that," he said.

FMI: www.pascocountyfl.net

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 12.01.16: New SecTrans, Trio NextGen Autopilot, WTO v Boeing

Also: Solar Flight, SAFE, Predator B, Delta Requires 'Civility', ISS-RapidScat, UPS Dispute, airBaltic CS300 President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Elaine Chao, the former Labor S>[...]

Airborne 11.30.16: C Series Type Ratings, ATC Reform, Highest Air Show Grounded?

Also: EAA Warning, ABQ Balloon Fiesta, NTSB, El Al, Coast Guard, Alaska Airlines, Heli Move The European Aviation Safety Agency and Transport Canada have awarded the CS100 and CS30>[...]

Airborne 12.01.16: New SecTrans, Trio NextGen Autopilot, WTO v Boeing

Also: Solar Flight, SAFE, Predator B, Delta Requires 'Civility', ISS-RapidScat, UPS Dispute, airBaltic CS300 President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Elaine Chao, the former Labor S>[...]

Here We Go Again -- ISS Resupply Mission Goes Astray

Russian Resupply Ship Experiences 'Anomaly' We've heard versions of this story before... but this time, its the Russians that are bemoaning their circumstances. The Russian space a>[...]

AeroSports Update: The Student Pilot Certificate

Whether Your Goal Is Being A Recreational Pilot Or A Career Commercial Pilot, We All Start As Student Pilots It doesn’t matter what sort of pilot certificates you’re af>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC