Revised airport runway extension planned

To the editor:

Responding to the April 14 newspaper story with the headline above, those who don’t like jet noise are most likely not going to like a runway extension. It is my understanding that keeping the runway the length it is, is what keeps the jets away. FAA won’t allow jets on short runways for safety reasons. Lengthening the runway opens door to allow jets to use Airlake Airport. I would imagine FEDEX wants this extension having a hub here now. I remember all the stories about noise of other airports: “If you don’t like the noise, why do you live next to an airport.”

Food for thought … once a runway is lengthened “for safety” and then legal for jets … we will now have jet traffic.

I like our small airport the way it is, keep the jets out!

Dick Townsend