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TN airport grounded with complaints of millions in taxpayer wasteCHATTANOOGA — Complaints about millions of dollars of taxpayer waste at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport start in that city, make their way to the governor’s office in Nashville and then eventually go to Washington, D.C.There are no results — the complaints only boomerang back to Chattanooga, where they started in the first place. Apparently, this is a matter that only the nine-member Chattanooga Airport Authority board can do anything about, as far as D.C. and Nashville are concerned. (watchdog.org) More...
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Every point other posters have made is valid. What I will add is that the idea of this publicly funded FBO was fought from its inception by every fiscally minded intelligent person. Its just a case of another government agency or board ramrodding what they think or want regardless of the people's views.
This is the kind of stuff that just keeps raising the prices to general aviation. It is the ego of some airport board or manager running out of control.
I JUST WISH WE ALL HAD ACCESS TO WASTE THE GOVERNMENTS MONEY LIKE THEY DO.
Government should not compete with private enterprises as long as there is a desire of, and ability for the private sector to conduct such
Can anyone tell us why TAC Air "needed" competition?
Follow the money. Who in Wilson Air has ties to CAA?
Back in the early days of this thing, they(the board) decided that TacAir was too high on everything and that a municipally owned FBO would reduce prices and keep them honest. A survey of surrounding airports proved on the front end that wasn't so but they went ahead with this fiasco anyway,at least that's my memory of it. There may be an old post about it archived in FA from last year sometime but I'm not sure. Like I said below, you get what you pay for. That said, in most places, TacAir and others like them, price things toward the corporate $, probably as they should if you are in it for the money, and that may put it pricey for the local GA crowd, but I have no idea how the pricing structure at Chatty is structured