LETTER: Airport closure means no training pilots

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It's no wonder that Arron is sad. If the closure of the Waterville Airport proceeds he, and many other young aspiring children, will not get the opportunity to join the ranks

of all the airline pilots who completed their training there.

 Waterville, the second busiest airport in Nova Scotia, has trained pilots for such well know airlines as Westjet, Porter, Jazz, Canjet and Provincial Airlines, as well as many other smaller companies throughout Canada and around the world.

A partial count of those who trained there in the recent past who have gone on to careers in aviation exceeds 45.

Think of this the next time your flying commercially...pilots come from small communities such as ours. Children become interested in airplanes through exposure to them local airports such as yours.

If Kings County Council is not prevented from destroying this

10 million dollar asset in order to sell the vacant land for $1.7 million... then you may well be taking the bus the next time you travel.

 

Cyril Mosher

Former Chief Flight Instructor

GFC

Organizations: Waterville Airport, Canjet, Kings County Council

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Canada

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