@qwerty. . . Chalk it up to incompetence.
When will the airport get it through their heads this is not a “if you build it, they will come” situation? Step 1 – demand. Step 2 – facilities. Landguth & friends seem to find every way possible to throw our money away!
People utilize an airport because of the available flights and its location – not the name of the airport. Then there’s the issue of the airport throwing away 5 million on their utopian dream of a 2nd FBO attracting more general aviation traffic.
Airports are not a destination or attraction – they are a means to an end. Have you ever loaded up the kids and said “let’s go to the water park – I heard they renamed the road going there!” NO!
Yes – we need an attractive functioning facility. We have it already!
How much did the new brick sign cost on the road to the new taxpayer funded FBO on the west side? If the airport had plans to change the name, why did they not wait until the completion of the rename study before spending the money on a new sign? How much will they spend on revising that (and all the other signage – will the TFP report on THAT?)
How much more money does the airport authority have to throw away before there’s a public outcry?
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
-One boondoggle taxpayer funded private jet terminal: $5,000,000
-One ridiculous taxpayer funded airport study: $140,000 (a matter of public record by the way)
-Knowing that Mike Landguth is incompetent at his job. . .Priceless
One person moving isn't news, so I'm not sure how this gets published. The fleecing of taxpayers to pay for this government subsidy of facilities for private aircraft owners and operators is REAL news, but somehow that fails to be reported on.
Mike, here is a follow up question: If Chattanooga is 'poised to do a lot more,' as he says, then why didn't private investment come into Chattanooga to build this new terminal instead of it being built with taxpayer dollars?