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It ain’t broken

Airport time again … it never ends.

1. I agree with Bill Kane – we have lost infrastructure. Eighteen small lodges gone, $50 lift tickets, $50,000 lunch club. What a mess.

2. There is a thing called density or pressure altitude. The hotter air is, the thinner it is, the worse aircraft performance becomes.

But guess what? It affects all aircraft. On a hot summer day, the only difference will be that with bigger jets, more people and luggage get left behind. Ask Pfister – she is the expert on this.

3. Just because they stop making an aircraft really doesn’t mean much. Example: DC-3s still flying, probably haven’t made one for 50 years. There is an actual advantage to flying an aircraft out of production. Proven performance, lots of parts, trained unemployed pilots.

4. As Mr. Kane pointed out, “We just want to get back to where we were in 1990.” Well, guess what! The airport worked fine in 1990. Who are these idiots who are getting $739,000 for this study? I am a local idiot; I’ll do it for $50. Leave the damn place alone and spend your energy on preserving what we have.

5. It’s a dangerous valley to fly in and out of. Don’t push the envelope; you will regret it.

Les Holst

Aspen


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