What advice can you provide to pilots on how to protect their airports?

The following points are very effective:

  • It is important to educate and organize.
  • If you do not belong to a local airport/pilot organization, then join one. If none exists, then it is time to start one – we can help you
  • Determine who your airport decision makers are, county or city council. Then establish a working relationship; and don’t forget to include city/county planners and the airport manager
  • Become educated and involved in all airport matters
  • Attend council meetings with airport related business, especially new development proposals
  • Work together with your airport manager – Why? – because he/she can be a huge asset helping you deal with issues at hand
  • Get involved – each of us can do something to help, no matter how small