Protect our airport
I was concerned when I saw the headline in the March 7 Steamboat Today, raising the question, should the Steamboat Springs Airport be closed?
I for one think Bob Adams Field is an asset to the entire county and a safety feature for Northwest Colorado.
My first business flight into the airport was when I flew a charter from Delta, Colorado to Steamboat in 1964. My passenger purchased the refrigeration equipment in the old Safeway Building (Now Old West Steakhouse, Riggio's).
My second business trip was in 1967 when I flew the Colorado State University airplane from Fort Collins to judge the lamb carcass contest from the Middle Park Fair at OK Meat Market.
Other business activities were livestock searches in the fall with Routt County ranchers.
I am a mission pilot in the Civil Air Patrol, and we fly an excellent aircraft on searches for lost hunters, lost skiers, missing aircraft and other life-saving missions.
I even had to be flown to Denver a few years back by Bob and Cindy Maddox's Yampa Valley Air Ambulance, and Don Sundeen was the pilot.
Some people with catty remarks have referred to the airport as a rich sportsman's club. I don't look at it that way. My brother-in-law and I flew a Cherokee 180 for 21 years all over the United States. This airplane cost less to purchase than most big pickups.
Protect and improve Bob Adams Air Field. It is an excellent general aviation field.