Airport reveals business plan |

Airport reveals business plan

A restaurant, new hangars and a courtesy car are ideas being promoted by county airport managers as means to attract more transient visitors and provide fiscal stability.

The Nevada County Airport Business Plan authorized by County Supervisors last week outlined challenges and vulnerabilities of the small airport while suggesting strategies to increase the number of permanent and transient aircraft.

Supervisor John Spencer voiced support of the proposed restaurant, in particular a sushi bar.

Approximately 150 aircraft are based at the airport which serves local, recreational and commuter pilots, law enforcement and the California Department of Forestry, which has an Air Attack base there during the fire season.

There are currently 102 hangars and a hangar waitlist of 46, according to the business plan.

Read the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Union.

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