Tuesday, February 24, 2015

County seeks funds for air park

MILTON, Fla. -- The Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners hosted a legislative delegation tour Monday as part of a funding request to develop Whiting Aviation Park adjacent to Naval Air Station Whiting Field. The commission is requesting some $4.9 million for two years in special legislative appropriations for phase one and partial phase two construction of the park. With 269 acres available, Whiting Aviation Park would offer access to 6,000 feet of NAS Whiting's runway through the first of its kind limited use agreement between the Navy and county. (Source: Santa Rosa County, Pensacola Today, 02/23/15)