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Tue, May 21

Where will hang gliders be allowed to land?

Editor:

It is very sad that a small bunch of people could have so much control over the Cottonwood Municipal Airport.

The annual airplane, auto and cycle show is to benefit Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron 212. What better place is there than an airport to have such of an event? I have gone to this show for many years with my family and enjoyed seeing all of the cars and plans. What better way for young people to see a plane up close and maybe want to get involved with a CAP cadet program.

The newly adopted airport commission (as of May 1 or so) wants to control who can and can't use the public airport. My husband is a local hang glider pilot (no motor), and the airport users association (mostly a handful of grumpy old pilots), don't want hang gliders to land at the local airport any more.

Mingus Mountain has been a world-class flying site for over 30 years. Hang gliders have been using the airport to land for many years. Hang gliders are classified by the Federal Aviation Administration as "Ultralight Aircraft" and have legal right to land at our public airport.

Carol Major

Cottonwood

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