Plymouth, MA Airport
Michael Luggelle tells of his experience in Plymouth:
I will tell you of my experience with TTF operation. I opened an FBO at the Plymouth Municipal Airport in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1985. The hangar 70x80 I rented was a TTF deal and the airport collected a gate fee every month. $175 if memory serves me right.
After much hoopla and 5 short years later the landlord put the property up for sale. As much as I wanted to buy it, the airport commission, for some reason claimed to have first right of refusal on the property, as they do on all property ON the airport.
Well a long story short the Airport Commission bought the property with Federal money, with the pretense of tearing down the old quansit hut style hangar. I was evicted and had to relocate to another hangar ON the airport as this was scheduled to come down.
Winter arrived and the Airport started to park the snow plows and other equipment in the hangar. Tear down now moved to the spring. One TTF operation was eliminated, The next one was also purchased by the commission but was leased back to the FBO. He stayed in the hangar for several years and sold out. My old hangar is still housing the snow plows and the FAA paid for the hangar, and to demolish the hangar . It has been 20 years and the hangar has not changed one bit other than to eliminate the TTF.
Paragon Air Municipal Airport