August 15, 2004

Small airports to the rescue

During the California 1989 earthquake, many small airports -- which ironically are always under attack from those who want to see them closed -- played a critical role in the disaster relief effort for the large areas which were cut-off from effective ground traffic.

We're seeing this again as Lakeland's Linder Airports has become a hub for the provision of disaster relief to the hurricane stricken areas of southwestern Florida.

Good thing we didn't close that one.

Posted by jackhodgson at August 15, 2004 11:58 AM