I have been a long time proponent and corporate pilot based at Williston Municipal Airport. I recently noted that a new terminal expansion is about to commence. This should be a huge improvement for the airport, the citizens of Williston and the airports' customers, congratulations to the Airport Supervisor, Airport Board and Chairwoman Debra Jones for this improvement.
This past weekend I was at the airport and noted not less that 3 business jets and several other corporate aircraft. Staff at the airport said these transient aircraft bought a significant amount of fuel this weekend. Who says the airport does not add to or support the local economy.
It is hard for most of us ordinary people to understand or justify the use of such big expensive aircraft, but the truth is that there are many companies and wealthy individuals out there who, even in today's financial times, use these tools. We certainly want them to spend their money here in our community. The simple fact is, the airport is good for business here in Williston.
The airport is a valuable asset to the citizens of our community. Hopefully the improvements that are starting soon will facilitate ever more traffic and spending at the airport.
Attached is a picture of one of this weekends visitors....