I received the following note from Kurt Winker, Manager of Mid-Valley Airport (E98) in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Kurt writes:
Mid Valley is in the ground work process of arranging a lease with the County. Leasing the “airfield” to the county would allow us to obtain much needed funds to repave our runway.
Do you know of any Privately owned, public access airparks that have done something similar? It would be nice to see an existing lease arrangement to use as a convincing tool and layout for our own paperwork.
I’m not aware of any such relationship anywhere but it seems to make a lot of good sense for both sides.
Does anyone know of a lease of a privately-owned, public-use airport by a public entity? Posts your comments below.