|East Hampton Town
Told You So!
Well, don't let anyone ever say that we didn't
tell you so.
This past weekend (8/21-8/22) the world's
aircraft, the Gulfstream 5, registration #
N22, owned and
operated by the Ford Motor Company made it's
first appearance ever at East Hampton Airport. The aircraft was so
big that it was unable to taxi to the last on-ramp to runway 10 when it
left on Sunday. It got off at taxiway A1 went to the end and then
made a u-turn. It was some sight! It couldn't go to the end
because its' wingspan was so large that the trees near the taxiway at the
end may have been an obstruction. This airplane was the biggest,
most beautiful piece of aviation technology I have ever seen.
But it doesn't belong HERE! So when
the airport expansionists (read GOP) tell us that reconstructing the runway
had no effect on attracting larger aircraft to East Hampton, you can just
refer to the above mentioned behemoth, to Mr. Ford, and to our new milestone
the Republican agenda to expand our airport
at the expense of our rural character.
Barry W. Leach