Tuesday, July 21, 2009

County, Navy reach runway accord

MILTON, Fla. - Santa Rosa County and the Navy reached an agreement to let businesses in a planned aviation park use a Whiting Field Naval Air Station runway. Whiting Aviation Park will be built on 267 acres of land adjacent to the base. The land was purchased as part of Santa Rosa County's ongoing encroachment-prevention efforts. The agreement allows up to 75 flights a day. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 07/21/09) Previous story, June 2009