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Pilot questions relationship between airport and city


March 16, 2018

Marione Martin

John Wiebener (standing) speaks to the Alva Airport Commission Monday night. He addressed tension among the city, airport and those who use the airport. Airport Manager Greg Murray is at the far left. Board members seated around the table (clockwise from left) are Dale Logsdon, Caleb Mosburg, Kelly Parker, Terry Turner and Paul Kinzie. Extra chairs had to be brought in to accomodate visitors.

What's causing the deterioration of the relationship among the city, the airport and the people at the airport? That was the question posed by pilot John Wiebener at the end of the Alva Airport Commission meeting Monday night.

Speaking during the citizen remarks and inquiries section of the agenda, Wiebener first described his history with the Alva Regional Airport. "I've been associated with this airport since I was a kid because right across from the airport is our homestead, and this land was my grandpa's before it was the airport."

Wiebener said he's owned an airplane since 1994. "So I...

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