The Positive Economic Impacts of Through the Fence Operations

The Public Benefits of Private Development at Public Airports


Oddly, general aviation airports are still being governed by 50 year old rules that discourage private enterprise and competition.  It is time to deregulate general aviation and allow it to prosper with current business practices that reward innovation and creativity.

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New Uses Proposed for Oregon's Rural Airports


Urban Land Magazine November/December 2007

Tapping its heritage as an innovator in general aviation, along with emerging technologies and proposed tax increment financing legislation, Oregon envisions clusters of aviation-linked businesses surrounding its extensive network of rural airports.

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Airports as Creative Free Enterprise Centers:

a new model for governance and growth

by Aron Faegre

Freedom is one of our most important and basic American values.  Thus it should be no surprise that the first successful powered aviation vehicle was created in our country, and that this new mode of transportation has been nurtured, grown, and matured here.  This is because aviation, at its root, is about freedom.  Flying is mans ability to have freedom in the third – vertical – dimension.  After 10,000 years of mankind's wandering to and fro over the horizontal plane, American inventors Orville and Wilbur Wright, created the first successful "air-plane", that allowed us to begin exploring the freedom of this vertical plane – this "air-plane."

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