Work about to begin to upgrade airport for jets — years ahead of schedule and at no cost
19 Sep 2019
It’s been nearly 70 years since Jim Forbes climbed up onto his dad’s lap and, with uncle Bob Owens at the stick of a yellow Piper J-3 Cub, lifted off from Jefferson’s newly opened municipal airport on his first-ever flight.
Anymore, for Forbes, 74, who in retirement has taken on the role of part-time airport manager, it’s almost as exhilarating to be on the ground at the Jefferson Municipal Airport.
Talk these days is about the need for hangar space for private jets, and about where to locate the tanks containing Jet A fuel.